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The Sound of One Hand: An Interview with Satyadasa

By Centre Team on Wed, 21 Sep, 2022 - 17:12

The Sound of One Hand: An Interview with Satyadasa

By Centre Team on Wed, 21 Sep, 2022 - 17:12

Many of you will have heard our recent podcast The Sound of One Hand, where we chat to Satyadasa about his new memoir of the same name, published in February 2022.

Satyadasa’s book is a relatable and humorous account of a Buddhist life, and is already well regarded by many readers. In this video from a recent Sangha night at the The Nottingham Buddhist Centre in the UK, Zac Pomphrey, a member of our team here at...

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices
Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Jayadevi (Highlights)

By Zac on Wed, 6 Jul, 2022 - 12:28

I’d be a bitter, burned-out trade unionist, I think, if I wasn’t a Buddhist…

Jayadevi’s Annals

In 1968 - I was living in Hackney, at St Paul’s Church of England Primary School. Winning the school scripture prize, attending Girl Guides, Church (C of E) and Sunday School.

In 1978 - I was a student in Liverpool studying English Lit and Psychology with Divinity. In a long term relationship with a boyfriend. The nearest I have ever come to being married!

In 1988 - A full-on GFR Mitra...

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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Fifty Years, Fifty Voices: Akasasuri (Highlights)

By Zac on Mon, 20 Jun, 2022 - 16:24

The first mettā bhavana I was completely blown over and that was it. I thought ‘If that is a way of living, I’d quite like to live that way.’
 

Akasasuri Annals:

In 1967 I was 13 years old; a happy child in a little village in the South of Holland, near the Belgium border. I was attending secondary school in a nearby city 10 miles away. I had a lot of friends and was regularly send out of the classroom due...

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PoetryEast with Tracy K. Smith

By Zac on Fri, 25 Feb, 2022 - 13:40

PoetryEast with Tracy K. Smith

By Zac on Fri, 25 Feb, 2022 - 13:40

Saturday 5th March, 7pm (YouTube Premier)

The American poet and educator Tracy K. Smith has published four collections of poetry. Her 2011 collection Life on Mars won the Pulitzer Prize. Tracy served as the Poet Laureate of the United States from 2017 to 2019. Her memoir, Ordinary Light, was published in 2015. She was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 2021, the same year that Such Color: New and Selected Poems was published. 

She’ll be in conversation...

Bump elbows, say hello!
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Suryagupta and Subhuti in Conversation

By akasajoti on Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 23:02

Suryagupta and Subhuti in Conversation

By akasajoti on Thu, 30 Apr, 2020 - 23:02

On Sunday 19th, Suryagupta hosted a conversation with Subhuti on ‘Life, Death and Dying’ for the London Buddhist Centre, themes that are very much with us right now. 

It was an insightful and meaningful conversation, and Subhuti invited us to work as positively as we can with the challenges that the Coronavirus pandemic brings - so we hope the reflections in the interview give you inspiration to take your practice deeper.

Bump elbows, say hello!
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Countdown to #buddhaday - 10 days to go...

By akasajoti on Wed, 29 Apr, 2020 - 11:35

Countdown to #buddhaday - 10 days to go...

By akasajoti on Wed, 29 Apr, 2020 - 11:35

Countdown to #buddhaday!

“A thousand brilliant hues arise,⠀
More lovely than the evening skies,⠀
And pictures paint before our eyes…”

During this day of recollection and celebration of the many beautiful qualities of Enlightenment, Saddhanandi and Saddhaloka will offer a special Buddha Day Q&A live-streamed from Adhisthana.

🎧 “The Poetry Interviews – Saddhanandi + Sangharakshita” 

thebuddhistcentre.com/buddha-day for the full programme and to connect⠀ 

Bump elbows, say hello!
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The Global Myth: Subhuti in Conversation

By akasajoti on Mon, 20 Apr, 2020 - 18:07

The Global Myth: Subhuti in Conversation

By akasajoti on Mon, 20 Apr, 2020 - 18:07

Subhuti, in conversation with James from Adhisthana, shares his and some of his friends experiences of the lockdown, reflecting on the present commonality of global experience and our human situation.

Follow Adhisthana here on Facebook, and here on Instagram, where they’re sharing a sense of life at Adhisthana continuing in the community there and live-streaming a puja each week which you can join in with.

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Buddhist Centre Features

Culture's Peak: An Interview with Harold Bloom by Vishvapani

By Vishvapani on Wed, 16 Oct, 2019 - 23:23

Culture's Peak: An Interview with Harold Bloom by Vishvapani

By Vishvapani on Wed, 16 Oct, 2019 - 23:23

This interview with the literary critic Harold Bloom was first published in Dharma Life, 5, Summer 1997. Harold Bloom died on October 14th 2019.

Vishvapani is a writer, broadcaster and Buddhist mindfulness teacher. His writing can be found at Wise Attention.

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When I first encountered Harold Bloom’s work, I discovered a remarkable mixture. Bloom is Professor of Humanities at Yale University, and is widely considered America’s leading literary critic. His many books combine an enormous breadth of reading...

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The Middle Way Podcast: Sangharakshita and the Middle Way

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 4 Jul, 2018 - 12:42

The Middle Way Podcast: Sangharakshita and the Middle Way

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 4 Jul, 2018 - 12:42

The Middle Way Society is an international group for the study, promotion and practice of the Middle Way.  In June, Robert M. Ellis, a member of the Society, interviewed Sangharakshita about the Middle Way for their podcast.  The conversation covered much ground: starting with an exploration of the Middle Way in the context of the Buddha’s life, it moves into the areas of right effort, eternalism and nihilism, rebirth, livelihood and more.

The Middle Way ultimately is a matter of practice. One

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