The Buddhist Centre:
buddhism for today
Bump elbows, say hello!
The Community Toolkit for Uncertain Times

A musical prayer to the Buddhas

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 24 Nov, 2020 - 13:46

A musical prayer to the Buddhas

By Sadayasihi on Tue, 24 Nov, 2020 - 13:46

A fellow Buddhist called Sherab Sengge (also known as Peter Campbell-Kelly), practicing in a Tibetan tradition, offers this video of himself playing a sublime piece of music on solo violin. He describes it as “a musical prayer to the Buddhas for the well-being of all, in this desperately difficult pandemic…“.

To go with the performance he also wrote the following poem:

#Passacaglia

Our songs of sadness touch
The dry-deep scars of earth

...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Suryagita and the Dharma Singers: Music from Presidential Handover

By saradarshini on Wed, 4 Mar, 2020 - 12:18

For some years now the Wellington Buddhist Centre has been blessed to have Suryagita in our Sangha. She has a beautiful voice and extraordinary musical ability which we have benefitted greatly from in every mantra she has ever been present for. But that’s not all!

On special occasions Suryagita has got together with other talented members of our sangha and offered song. Songs of welcome, songs of blessing, songs of appreciation, songs of celebration and songs of joy.

In the last year, we have...

Community Highlights
Dublin Buddhist Centre

Jyotika - Leonard Cohen: Troubadour, Psychonaut, Buddhist Monk (Culture Night 2019)

By Sadayasihi on Thu, 26 Sep, 2019 - 16:58

Leonard Cohen’s musical genius was intimately connected with his spiritual life, which was deeply influenced by Buddhism. In this talk Jyotika looks at how Buddhism and the philosophies of the East helped shape some of the finest songs ever written in the English language.

Talk given during Culture Night 2019 at the Dublin Buddhist Centre.

Note: During the talk Jyotika played the following songs: ‘Suzanne’, ’ Hallelujah’, ‘Anthem’ and ‘Avalanche’. For copyright reasons these songs are not included in this...

Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma
Triratna International Gathering 2019: Alchemy of the Dharma

A Song...

By Centre Team on Sat, 24 Aug, 2019 - 01:08

A Song...

By Centre Team on Sat, 24 Aug, 2019 - 01:08

The first lunchtime concert of the International retreat. 🎼Manidhara and Natalia Kieniewicz performing.

More soon! Follow on Instagram for previews of the concerts each day.

More from Alchemy of the Dharma

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

Dharmabyte: Our Relationship with Art

By Sadayasihi on Mon, 22 Apr, 2019 - 14:00

Our FBA Dharmabyte today is by Taradasa called Our Relationship with Arts.

This talk asks us to look, and look again, at our relationship to the fine arts. Whether it’s music, painting, sculpture, performance - whatever we respond to in the Arts, Taradasa shows how we can approach it as spiritual practice. Excerpted from the talk entitled Buddhism and the Arts.

Subscribe to the Dharmabytes podcast

Triratna Young Buddhists
Triratna Young Buddhists

Jorge sings 'Ojala' by Silvio Rodriguez

By Sadayasihi on Sun, 8 Jul, 2018 - 21:27

Jorge sings 'Ojala' by Silvio Rodriguez

By Sadayasihi on Sun, 8 Jul, 2018 - 21:27

A pre-puja singing session at the Mainland Europe Young Buddhist Convention - Jorge sings ‘Ojala’ by Silvio Rodriguez>

Follow us on Instagram

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Surmani Prabhakar Dhakade Live In Concert at Bodhgaya (Audio)

By Centre Team on Wed, 14 Feb, 2018 - 15:18

Recorded at the 2018 Triratna Buddhist Order International Convention at Bodhgaya, Bihar, here ‘s the great and renowned Indian classical violinist Surmani Prabhakar Dhakade, playing a full program of music for a very appreciative audience.

Watch the whole performance again

See all posts from the 2018 International Order Convention

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Indian Classical Concert - Live From India!

By Centre Team on Fri, 9 Feb, 2018 - 13:40

Indian Classical Concert - Live From India!

By Centre Team on Fri, 9 Feb, 2018 - 13:40

A live stream from Bodhgaya of Surmani Prabhakar Dhakade, renowned, exceptional violinist, entertaining the Order as part of our cultural evening… Tune in now!

Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now
Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now

Sunday at the International Gathering

By Munisha on Mon, 28 Aug, 2017 - 20:09

Sunday at the International Gathering

By Munisha on Mon, 28 Aug, 2017 - 20:09

On our last full day we heard from Triratna Hungary, with a presentation from mitra Tibor Derdak of the Dr Ambedkar High School, which offers gypsy girls and boys a way out of poverty and discrimination. As he said, quoting Subhuti, if the Buddha were to walk down the street in Hungary today, everyone would assume he was a gypsy.

Dhammamegha gave us an excellent talk on the importance of sangha and friendship: ‘Wisdom’s gathering: the difference that...

Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now
Triratna International Gathering 2017 - What The World Needs Now

Piano And Cello Recital At The International Gathering

By Centre Team on Sat, 26 Aug, 2017 - 14:32

Piano And Cello Recital At The International Gathering

By Centre Team on Sat, 26 Aug, 2017 - 14:32

(Note: To hear the sound click unmute. If you can’t see the mute button please enter full screen mode first)

Music in the bright afternoon…

Click to play. Follow photos and videos from the weekend on Facebook and Instagram.

Pages