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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

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Aryaloka Buddhist Center
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Spring 2016 issue of the Vajra Bell

Spring 2016 issue of the Vajra Bell

By Shrijnana on Mon, 4 Apr, 2016 - 12:54

The Spring 2016 issue of the Vajra Bell is here, featuring articles about arts and the spiritual life and the Triratna Path of Practice.

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Sangharakshita's 90th Birthday Classical Recital

By Candradasa on Sun, 23 Aug, 2015 - 22:03

A beautiful, consistently very fine set of performances from members of the Triratna Buddhist Order to mark the 90th birthday of their teacher Urgyen Sangharakshita. The commitment and playing exemplifies the importance of the Arts in spiritual life, and in Triratna’s emphasis on this as part of a contemporary Buddhist path. Exquisite moments from the ‘Conscious Surrender to the Beautiful Weekend’.

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The London Buddhist, No. 2 - The 'Views' Issue

The London Buddhist, No. 2 - The 'Views' Issue

By Candradasa on Tue, 2 Dec, 2014 - 17:00The spring 2015 issue of the London Buddhist Centre’s new combined magazine and program is out now. It’s got some great, in-depth articles about why ‘views’ matter in a Buddhist life…

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Views Matter
2 Editorial
3 The Religion of the Elite -...
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The Starriness of Things - Songs of Sangharakshita

By Candradasa on Mon, 24 Nov, 2014 - 16:18
Many thanks to Joe Richardson, Sumana, and Munisha for drawing our attention to this lovely Soundcloud compilation of Sangharakshita’s poems set to folk music and beautifully sung!

Poetry of Sangharakshita set to music and sung by Joe Richardson. Secret Wings and Pilgrim have tunes by Dh Sumana whose playing inspired me to start this, Winter in the Hills has a traditional Irish tune.

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Vajra Bell
Vajra Bell

Vajra Bell - Autumn 2014

Vajra Bell - Autumn 2014

By Rijupatha on Tue, 7 Oct, 2014 - 00:52In this issue of the Vajra Bell Newsletter:

Cultivating Right Livelihood: Vajra Bell asks sangha members to weigh in on how they practice skillful work

“Working for Indian Buddhism” – by Viradhamma

“How Music Can Inform Buddhist Spirituality” – by Sravaniya

Upcoming Retreats and Classes at Aryaloka

Introducing Vajra Bell’s New Co-Editors – Mary Schaefer & David Watt

Updates from the new Spiritual Vitality Council and Board of Directors

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Music at the Buddhafield Festival!

By Centre Team on Sun, 7 Jul, 2013 - 19:20
One of the best features of the Buddhafield Festival is its music scene. Day and (especially!) night you can hear a wonderfully eclectic range of live performances, with plenty of spontaneous jams and happenings around the fringes too.

See the full line-up below for the live music programme or over on the main Buddhafield website.

Today’s little taster features The Turbans, who’ll be playing traditional folk music from Egypt, Yemen, Turkey, Israel, Ireland, all the way...
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New Buddhist Music from Bodhivajra - Rehearsal Sneak Peek

By Candradasa on Mon, 13 May, 2013 - 14:39
You may have seen over on Triratna News that there’s an exciting new tour happening at the moment featuring Bodhivajra’s choral piece with piano accompaniment, Touching the Earth.

The piece was first performed by Sangha singers from the Norwich, London and Cambridge Buddhist Centres, with Bodhivajra playing piano, at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre, October 27th 2012.

It was inspired by the Buddha’s enlightenment story, with text...