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Podcast: Manjusvara - Part 2: Half My Life

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 15 Jul, 2019 - 17:47

“Buddhism gave me an understanding - or at least a suggestion that one could change.”

In this second in the two part series about Manjusvara we hear about the three things that fundamentally changed his life: a car accident, coming across the London Buddhist Centre and fundraising. 

From his time in the US through to the practice of writing as a means of transformation to his involvement in fundraising for Karuna, Manjusvara celebrates having spent...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Podcast: Manjusvara - Part 1: Twenty Years in the Western Buddhist Order

By Sadayasihi on Fri, 12 Jul, 2019 - 14:57

“Do not use Buddhism to protect yourself from life… use it to celebrate life”

Manjusvara - poet, musician, fundraiser - died while leading at retreat at Dhanakosa in 2011. Here he is, in 2007, giving a talk marking the twentieth anniversary of his ordination.

He explores the history of his engagement with the Triratna Buddhist Order (previously the Western Buddhist Centre), starting with his first encounter with the London Buddhist Centre and taking in many significant learnings along the way...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Concert tour for Manchester mitra and violinist Olivia Moore

By Munisha on Tue, 7 Jul, 2015 - 23:45

Concert tour for Manchester mitra and violinist Olivia Moore

By Munisha on Tue, 7 Jul, 2015 - 23:45

Olivia Moore is a Manchester mitra and violinist specializing in jazz and Indian classical violin. Her band, Unfurl, a five-piece “Indian-style jazz band” recently received funding from Jazz North to do a set of gigs in the Midlands and northern England. (See tour dates below.)

She’s also influenced by flamenco, gypsy and folk music and some of her music is explicitly influenced by her involvement in Triratna, such as her compositions entitled ‘Amoghasiddhi’, ‘Tiratanaloka’ and...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Two new books in memory of Manjusvara

By lokabandhu on Sat, 13 Jul, 2013 - 09:47

Two new books in memory of Manjusvara

By lokabandhu on Sat, 13 Jul, 2013 - 09:47Amalavajra writes in memory of his friend and co-worker Manjusvara, who died unexpectedly two years ago, saying - “You may be aware that June is the 2nd anniversary of Manjusvara’s death, and this June would have been his 60th Birthday.

To mark the occasion, Windhorse Publications are republishing his two writing books, The Poets Way and Writing Your Way, both available via Windhorse.

Ananda has also produced a very beautifully designed and...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Generous legacy left to Triratna's Abhayaratna Trust

By lokabandhu on Wed, 10 Aug, 2011 - 06:15

Generous legacy left to Triratna's Abhayaratna Trust

By lokabandhu on Wed, 10 Aug, 2011 - 06:15Satyadakini writes from Triratna’s Abhayaratna Trust - a fairly new charity, created as an international benevolent fund for members of the Triratna Buddhist Order who may be suffering from sickness, old age or disability. She says -

“I’m writing on behalf of the Abhayaratna Trust to express our gratitude and rejoice in the care and generosity of Dharmachari Manjusvara who has left a legacy in his will to the Abhayaratna Trust. The Abhayaratna Trust came into being...