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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 News
Triratna News

UK and Ireland Order weekend: "A rich and many splendored thing"

By Munisha on Mon, 21 Aug, 2017 - 13:01

UK and Ireland Order weekend: "A rich and many splendored thing"

By Munisha on Mon, 21 Aug, 2017 - 13:01

Three hundred and fifty or so members of the Triratna Buddhist Order have been meeting at Adhisthana, UK. This summer’s UK and Ireland Order weekend included women and men from countries including Sweden, France, Spain, India, Belgium, Mexico and Venezuela, supported by an international mitra team.

The weekend had three emphases:
1. Extending outwards
2. Going deeper
3. Learning from the past

Extending outwards The Order’s symbol is the thousand-armed...

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

Dharma Drama - with Liz Armour

By mokshini on Wed, 14 Jun, 2017 - 12:57

Dharma Drama - with Liz Armour

By mokshini on Wed, 14 Jun, 2017 - 12:57

One of my personal highlights of past International Gatherings is the daily dharma drama; the time of storytelling and enactment by children and adults alike in the evening before the puja: All are welcome to take part!

This year we are again lucky enough to have the multi-talented musician and children’s play worker Liz Armour at the International gathering. Everyone is invited,   young and old alike, to take part in the afternoon dharma drama session. We’ll first listen to...

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

A taste of "Starriness": live Triratna folk music in London

By Munisha on Thu, 16 Apr, 2015 - 10:59

A taste of "Starriness": live Triratna folk music in London

By Munisha on Thu, 16 Apr, 2015 - 10:59

British Triratna folk musicians Joe Richardson and Sumana have two gigs in London, on 25th and 26th April, thanks to Triratna News!

Joe writes: “We have arranged two gigs in London to perform our song versions of Sangharakshita’s poetry following on from the considerable interest in my ”The Starriness of Things” collection on Soundcloud featured at Christmas on Triratna News.

The dates are

Triratna News
Triratna News

Midwinter music: The Starriness of Things

By Munisha on Thu, 25 Dec, 2014 - 00:24

Midwinter music: The Starriness of Things

By Munisha on Thu, 25 Dec, 2014 - 00:24In this festive season, whatever you are celebrating (or not), let’s hear from Triratna musicians in the northern hemisphere making “a joyful noise unto the Lord”. (Not that Lord.)
Listen to all the music mentioned below.

Joe Richardson is a mitra living in the Scottish Borders. His resonant voice is already known to some of us in his version of the Karaniya Metta Sutta; now he’s set 10 of Sangharakshita’s poems to music and he’d love to...
Triratna Highlands
Triratna Highlands

What's happening in the Highlands?

By satyapada on Wed, 8 Jan, 2014 - 14:49

What's happening in the Highlands?

By satyapada on Wed, 8 Jan, 2014 - 14:49We’ve got a centre in Inverness. Inumerable hassles with the property company and its minions that we’re renting from, but hey, who said it was going to be easy? If they did they were wrong…..

Last August we had Belladrum festival - small (15,000) music festival 15 miles from Inverness. We’ve been there for 7 of the 10 years it’s been running.

The first year we tried to get all the different buddhist groups around Inverness to join...
Portsmouth Buddhist Center
Portsmouth Buddhist Center

First Arts Evening at the PBC!

By Candradasa on Mon, 7 Oct, 2013 - 20:53

First Arts Evening at the PBC!

By Candradasa on Mon, 7 Oct, 2013 - 20:53Now we have our own space in downtown Portsmouth (84 Pleasant Street), we’re able to do new things, like arts and cultural evenings. Our first has come up quickly, a last-minute collaboration with Guy Capecelatro III from Burst and Bloom Records to showcase the work of Ray Halliday.

Ray, all the way out from San Francisco, will be reading from his new collection of stories, “The Kid That Even The Dogs Didn’t Like.” He’ll also...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Touching the Earth - New Music by Bodhivajra

By lokabandhu on Wed, 8 May, 2013 - 05:55

Touching the Earth - New Music by Bodhivajra

By lokabandhu on Wed, 8 May, 2013 - 05:55Dayabhadra writes to say: “The Triratna Choir goes on tour in May! The first concert is on Saturday 18th May at the London Buddhist Arts Centre, with a performance of ‘Touching the Earth’ . Performed by the Triratna Choir and Bodhivajra on piano, this is an exciting new piece, written by Bodhivajra, which dramatically re-tells the story of the Buddha’s Enlightenment.

The choir will also be performing the winning compositions from the last two Triratna...
Aryaloka Buddhist Center
Aryaloka Buddhist Center

Arts at Aryaloka This Winter

By Rijupatha on Mon, 5 Nov, 2012 - 16:13

Arts at Aryaloka This Winter

By Rijupatha on Mon, 5 Nov, 2012 - 16:13We have a rich offering of arts this winter at Aryaloka Buddhist Center - from photography and fabric arts to Buddhist inspired musical performance, you won’t want to miss this celebration of contemplative creativity. Here’s what’s happening in November and December:


“Earth, Water, Fire” - Photography by Rebekah Younger

Showing November 1-14
Gallery Times: Tu 5-7 p.m., M-W 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Th-F 8:30 a.m.-noon.
Artists’ Talk: Sunday, Nov. 11, 6-9 p.m.

Rebekah Younger, an...

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