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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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Dharmabyte: A Measuring Worm

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 30 Jan, 2020 - 14:00

Maitreyabandhu draws out the deeper meaning and finer detail of the poem entitled A Measuring Worm, by Richard Wilbur. In the full talk entitled A New Knowledge of Reality-Buddhism and Poetry, Maitreyabandhu discusses five different poems, each around the theme of death, with the final poem focusing on spiritual rebirth.

By discussing the background of the poems and poets, the intricacies of their structure, and bringing in a Buddhist interpretation of the themes raised in...

Dublin Buddhist Centre
Dublin Buddhist Centre

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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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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College of Public Preceptors
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.

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.

Imagining the Buddha...
Imagine the Buddha

Imagining the Buddha - by Maitreyabandhu

By lokabandhu on Fri, 1 Jun, 2012 - 08:05
Imagining the Buddha - by Maitreyabandhu. In this talk Maitreyabandhu explores his responses to Aloka’s remarkable new Buddha Rupa in the Padmaloka shrine room. You can see a glimpse of the image itself here.