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The Act of Awareness - Subhuti in Conversation with Maitreyabandhu About a Buddhist View of Mind

By Centre Team on Fri, 9 Sep, 2022 - 14:16

The Act of Awareness - Subhuti in Conversation with Maitreyabandhu About a Buddhist View of Mind

By Centre Team on Fri, 9 Sep, 2022 - 14:16

Early this year the Nature of Mind team filmed Subhuti in conversation with Maitreyabandhu about The Act of Awareness: A Buddhist View of Mind. Filmed with three cameras at Adhisthana, their conversation explored the essential Buddhist teachings about the mind and how to make the most of it. Subhuti’s insights are truly remarkable!

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Seeing It Better: A Review of 'After Cézanne' by Maitreyabandhu

By Vishvapani on Thu, 21 Apr, 2022 - 17:26

Seeing It Better: A Review of 'After Cézanne' by Maitreyabandhu

By Vishvapani on Thu, 21 Apr, 2022 - 17:26

After Cézanne,
By Maitreyabandhu,
Bloodaxe, 2019

Review by Vishvapani
Maitreyabandhu’s most recent poetry collection reflects on Cézanne’s paintings and is a subtle meditation on the possibilities of art and perception

The epigraph of Maitreyabandhu’s most recent collection After Cézanne is a quote from a letter the artist sent to Emile Bernard in 1904: ‘Talking about art is virtually useless.’ That challenges the fifty-plus poems in the collection, which all relate directly or indirectly to Cézanne’s painting and are generously...

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Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: A Weak Spot in Reality

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 18 Nov, 2021 - 06:00

Maitreyabandhu reminds us that the Buddha was cautious to describe things that were best directly experienced. The Lakshanas are not a metaphysical description of reality. Impermanence, insubstantiality and suffering show us there is something wrong with our perception.

From the talk Self-Surrender and the Laksana of Dukkha, part of the series Towards Insight: Three Myths given at Adhisthana, 2020.

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Windhorse Publications

25% off selected paperbacks for Sangha Day

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 15 Nov, 2021 - 11:55

25% off selected paperbacks for Sangha Day

By Helen - Windhor... on Mon, 15 Nov, 2021 - 11:55

As you may know, Sunday 21st November is International Sangha Day. To celebrate, we’re offering 25% off five paperbacks on the themes of friendship, communication and the spiritual community. The discounts will end on 6th December.

What is the Sangha? The Nature of Spiritual Community by Sangharakshita

Was £11.99, Now £8.99

In Buddhism, the sangha is the free association of developing individuals choosing to help each other along the path. In What is the Sangha? Sangharakshita suggests that to explore the nature of spiritual community is also to examine...

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

PoetryEast with Ange Mlinko

By Maitreyabandhu on Tue, 9 Nov, 2021 - 12:05

PoetryEast with Ange Mlinko

By Maitreyabandhu on Tue, 9 Nov, 2021 - 12:05

Saturday 13th November

11.00 US PST  |  13.00 Mexico  |  14.00 US EST  |  19.00 UK & Ireland  |  20.00 Europe CET  |  06.00 Australia EDT (14th November) |  08.00 New Zealand DT (14th November)

I’m very excited to be hosting American poet and critic, Ange Mlinko, at PoetryEast. Her poems are gorgeously made, they often rhyme, they are witty, poignant, elusive and at times difficult. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship...

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PoetryEast: Hannah Lowe in Conversation with Maitreyabandhu

By Maitreyabandhu on Tue, 14 Sep, 2021 - 12:15

PoetryEast: Hannah Lowe in Conversation with Maitreyabandhu

By Maitreyabandhu on Tue, 14 Sep, 2021 - 12:15

Saturday 25th September 

11am US PST | 2pm US EST  | 7pm IE & UK  | 8pm Europe CET | 11.30pm India. | 4am (next day) Australia EST | 7am (next day) NZDT 

Hannah’s first poetry collection Chick (Bloodaxe, 2013) won the Michael Murphy Memorial Award for Best First Collection. In September 2014, she was named as one of 20 Next Generation poets. 

Hannah’s father was Jamaican-Chinese, so many of her...

College of Public Preceptors
College of Public Preceptors

Eight Guidelines | Understanding the Dharma

By akasajoti on Thu, 15 Jul, 2021 - 12:27

Eight Guidelines | Understanding the Dharma

By akasajoti on Thu, 15 Jul, 2021 - 12:27

Jnanavaca and Maitreyabandhu, from London, UK, discuss the process of studying and understanding Sangharakshita’s distinctive presentation of the Dharma, in the third in a series of informal, personal, conversations between Public Preceptors about the Eight Guidelines for Ordination Training in Triratna.

The Eight Guidelines offer a framework through which Order Members and Mitras can reflect on and communicate about their going for refuge and process of training for Ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order. In this series, members of the Preceptors’...

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PoetryEast with Charles Eisenstein

By Maitreyabandhu on Sun, 21 Mar, 2021 - 19:36

PoetryEast with Charles Eisenstein

By Maitreyabandhu on Sun, 21 Mar, 2021 - 19:36

April 10th, 7-8pm GMT

Charles Eisenstein is an important speaker and writer focussing on themes of civilization, consciousness, money, and human cultural evolution.

In 2017 he was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey on SuperSoul Sunday. He is the author of many books and essays including Climate – A New Story and his brilliant and beautifully written book, ’The Ascent of Humanity’.

Maitreyabandhu will be in conversation with him about the need for a new human story.

Watch live...

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Iain McGilchrist coming to PoetryEast for Two-Part Special

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 29 Sep, 2020 - 11:20

Iain McGilchrist coming to PoetryEast for Two-Part Special

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 29 Sep, 2020 - 11:20

Join PoetryEast for a two-part conversation with renowned psychiatrist, writer, and literary scholar, Iain McGilchrist - author of The Master and His Emissary.

Part one: ‘The Divided Brain’ will premier on Tuesday 13th October at 7pm (BST). Part two: ‘The Making of the Western World’ on Tuesday 20th October at 7pm (BST). 

Jnanavaca and Maitreyabandhu (from the London Buddhist Centre) will be in conversation with Dr McGilchrist about brain science, transcendence, poetry, and art. 

PoetryEast is an ongoing...

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Three Myths: Eight talks

By kusaladevi on Fri, 11 Sep, 2020 - 16:49

Three Myths: Eight talks

By kusaladevi on Fri, 11 Sep, 2020 - 16:49

The team at Adhisthana are really excited to invite you to this online series  - Three Myths: Eight Talks. What are the potential values and shortcomings of each of the Three Myths as an approach to insight? How can this help us live a full Dharma life?

Maitreyabandhu and Jnanavaca will be giving this series of talks, from 11th-18th...

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