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Maitreyabandhu at Poetry Day Ireland 2018

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 25 Jul, 2018 - 18:06

Maitreyabandhu discusses his childhood, forbidden love, his path to writing poetry and what Buddhism can learn from poetry (and what poetry can learn from Buddhism) in this wide-ranging interview with Jnanadhara, the chair of the Dublin Buddhist Centre. 

He also reads a selection of his poetry - including from a forthcoming book on the painter Paul Cézanne - as part of this special evening held as part of the programme of events during the 2018 Poetry Day Ireland festival.

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Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: A Conversation About Poetry

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 2 Apr, 2018 - 12:00

In this Dharmabyte podcast, “A Conversation About Poetry “, from Maitreyabandhu’s Book Launch of his two new books: The Journey and the Guide; and Yarn, a new collection of poems.

In conversation with Visuddhimati, he discusses his life, his writing, and stresses the importance of making time to do nothing. At the North London Buddhist Centre, 28th September 2015.

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The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Ordinations at Padmaloka September 2017

By Saccanama on Sun, 1 Oct, 2017 - 18:00

Ordinations at Padmaloka September 2017

By Saccanama on Sun, 1 Oct, 2017 - 18:00

Ordinations at Padmaloka

The following men had their public ordination on Saturday 30th September at Padmaloka

Public Preceptor Surata:

Terry Diffey becomes Prasannamanas
Name meaning: He whose mind is clear
Private Preceptor: Yashodeva

Public Preceptor Satyaraja:

Lindsay Robertson becomes Akashavajra (long first and second a)
Name...

The College of Public Preceptors
The College of Public Preceptors

Satyaraja and Maitreyabandhu on developments in the Guhyaloka ordination course

By Saccanama on Fri, 11 Mar, 2016 - 13:46

Satyaraja and Maitreyabandhu led the 4-month ordination course for men at Guhyaloka last year and began a 3-year process of implementing changes to the course. Here they explain some of their reasons for these developments.

Triratna News
Triratna News

What does it feel like to move towards Enlightenment?

By Munisha on Mon, 14 Dec, 2015 - 23:49

What does it feel like to move towards Enlightenment?

By Munisha on Mon, 14 Dec, 2015 - 23:49

What does it actually feel like to move towards Enlightenment? That’s the question asked by the authors of two recent books from Windhorse Publications (WP): Compassion and Emptiness in Early Buddhist Meditation, by Anālayo, and The Journey and the Guide, by Maitreyabandhu.

As WP’s Hannah Atkinson writes, “Both books are practical guides to the Buddha’s teaching – Compassion and Emptiness focuses on the meditative practices of compassion and emptiness, and The Journey...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Maitreyabandhu - Poetry and Receptivity

By Candradasa on Tue, 24 Nov, 2015 - 18:47

Maitreyabandhu - Poetry and Receptivity

By Candradasa on Tue, 24 Nov, 2015 - 18:47

It’s not too late to join the Urban Retreat! 

A lovely short talk by Maitreyabandhu, illuminating why poetry is itself an act of receptivity and requires that of us as readers and, in the context of an Urban Retreat, Buddhist practitioners. Taking as his source Kay Ryan’s poem ‘The Niagara River’ we get a simple but encouraging close reading of how poetry can help us slow down, take things in, and really...

North London Buddhist Centre
North London Buddhist Centre

Book launch by Maitreyabandhu

By akasapriya on Wed, 30 Sep, 2015 - 14:15

Maitreyabandhu launched two new books at the North London Buddhist Centre: The Journey and the Guide; and Yarn, a new collection of poems. In conversation with Visuddhimati, he discussed his life, his writing, and stressed the importance of making time to do nothing.

Triratna News
Triratna News

UK's Poetry School site features Maitreyabandhu

By Munisha on Thu, 5 Mar, 2015 - 16:12

UK's Poetry School site features Maitreyabandhu

By Munisha on Thu, 5 Mar, 2015 - 16:12The Poetry School is the UK’s largest provider of poetry education and its new CAMPUS website is currently featuring a poem and essay by Maitreyabandhu from the London Buddhist Centre. It’s a narrative poem about a farmer meeting the Buddha.

Maitreyabandhu writes: “CAMPUS is a new website, social network and peer-to-peer learning environment for poets - with over 1700 members. The site has an occasional series called ‘How I Did It’ where they...

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