British Triratna folk musicians Joe Richardson and Sumana have two gigs in London, on 25th and 26th April, thanks to Triratna News!
Joe writes: “We have arranged two gigs in London to perform our song versions of Sangharakshita’s poetry following on from the considerable interest in my ”The Starriness of Things” collection on Soundcloud featured at Christmas on Triratna News.
By Munisha on Thu, 25 Dec, 2014 - 00:24In this festive season, whatever you are celebrating (or not), let’s hear from Triratna musicians in the northern hemisphere making “a joyful noise unto the Lord”. (Not that Lord.) Listen to all the music mentioned below.
Joe Richardson is a mitra living in the Scottish Borders. His resonant voice is already known to some of us in his version of the Karaniya Metta Sutta; now he’s set 10 of Sangharakshita’s poems to music and he’d love to...
By Munisha on Sat, 31 May, 2014 - 13:57Thanks to Clear Vision, the videos of the three main talks from the recent International Retreat 2014 are now available to view on VideoSangha.net, all addressing the topic of practical response to suffering in the world.
By Munisha on Sat, 31 May, 2014 - 13:43All three main talks from the Triratna International Retreat 2014 are now available to view on VideoSangha.net, thanks to the Clear Vision team’s hard work.
The retreat theme being “The Bodhisattva’s Reply”, the talks are all about our practical responses to suffering in the world. Thoroughly recommended, and especially if you are interested in Triratna’s participation in the UK’s pan-Buddhist Buddhist Action Month, which begins tomorrow and has already spread to our sanghas in Sweden and...
By Munisha on Sat, 31 May, 2014 - 13:13For most of us the International Retreat is long over, but the doughty clear-up team have only just left, after a further week’s work dismantling the marquees, showers, toilets and kitchen.
Happily we can know something of their playtime too, with this great little recording from Suvajra. It’s Sumana’s folk setting of Sangharakshita’s poem, “Secret Wings” about our resistance to acknowleding our own spiritual potential.
Sumana main voice and banjo; guitar Joe Richardson: backing vocals Joe Hill and Shantikara.
By Munisha on Wed, 28 May, 2014 - 12:13It’s possible (just about, in theory) that you’ve missed the coverage of the International Retreat 2014, which ended yesterday at Adhisthana, in bright sunshine and very good heart. Its title was The Bodhisattva’s Reply - to the world’s suffering. Essentially, the retreat was about Buddhist social action.
The retreat media team covered the event thoroughly in pictures, audio and video. You can:
catch all the highlights of this great event here, including audio of all main talks.
By Munisha on Wed, 28 May, 2014 - 11:39Mariana Hermoso is a young film-maker from Mexico City. She’s also one of the eight women taking part in the Young Women’s Dharma Life Course at Adhisthana and doing a huge amount of work on the International Retreat. She offers her impressions of last weekend.
After a week of hard organisational work led by the Buddhafield and Adhisthana teams, the fourth Triratna International Retreat took place at Adhisthana.
By Candradasa on Tue, 27 May, 2014 - 20:13Well, that was a full old 5 days! The International Retreat is now at an end - and we were there in spirit through the rain, mud and eventual glorious sunshine, sampling the evident joy of the event and the delighful experience of sangha that is apparent in all the (many!) photographs we were able to feature.
Our great thanks to Dassini, Ivan, Munisha, Singhamanas, Suvajra, Suvannamani, Vajrashura, Vidyatara, and to anyone else who contributed...