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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. đŸŽŒManidhara and Natalia Kieniewicz performing.

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

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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>

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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
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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

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Music in the bright afternoon…

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Centre bouddhiste Triratna de Paris
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The Triumph of life - une soirée à l'opéra avec le Bouddha

By Ujumani on Mon, 16 Feb, 2015 - 20:14

The Triumph of life - une soirée à l'opéra avec le Bouddha

By Ujumani on Mon, 16 Feb, 2015 - 20:14Pour commencer les cĂ©lĂ©brations de la fĂȘte du Parinirvana, de la mort physique du Bouddha, nous avons passĂ© une soirĂ©e Ă  regarder The Triumph of Life. C’est un opĂ©ra qui raconte le dernier jour de la vie du Bouddha. Le livret en a Ă©tĂ© Ă©crit par Sarvananda et Satyadaka, et la musique composĂ©e par Amalamati - tous des membres de l’Ordre bouddhiste Triratna. Il a Ă©tĂ© jouĂ© par une troupe et un orchestre composĂ©s essentiellement d’amateurs de la CommunautĂ© bouddhiste...
International Retreat 2014
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Music from the clear-up team's campfire

By Munisha on Sat, 31 May, 2014 - 13:13

Music from the clear-up team's campfire

By Munisha on Sat, 31 May, 2014 - 13:13For most of us the International Retreat is long over, but the doughty clear-up team have only just left, after a further week’s work dismantling the marquees, showers, toilets and kitchen.

Happily we can know something of their playtime too, with this great little recording from Suvajra. It’s Sumana’s folk setting of Sangharakshita’s poem, “Secret Wings” about our resistance to acknowleding our own spiritual potential.

Sumana main voice and banjo; guitar Joe Richardson: backing vocals Joe Hill and Shantikara...
International Retreat 2014
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Day 3: La MĂșsica!

By Candradasa on Sun, 25 May, 2014 - 16:21

Day 3: La MĂșsica!

By Candradasa on Sun, 25 May, 2014 - 16:21Music on the International Retreat - Mexican/Brazilian style!

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Touching The Earth - Sheffield Performance

By Candradasa on Mon, 29 Jul, 2013 - 19:26

Touching The Earth - Sheffield Performance

By Candradasa on Mon, 29 Jul, 2013 - 19:26A while back we featured rehearsals from Bodhivajra’s new choral piece, ‘Touching the Earth’.

Here’s a full performance of it by Sangha singers from the Norwich, London and Cambridge Buddhist Centres, with Bodhivajra playing piano, at the Sheffield Buddhist Centre on the 26th May 2013.

It was inspired by the Buddha’s enlightenment story, with text derived from the Mahavastu and the Lalitavistara Sutra.

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Imagine chanting this mantra with 400 people!

By lokabandhu on Wed, 25 Apr, 2012 - 06:20

Imagine chanting this mantra with 400 people!

By lokabandhu on Wed, 25 Apr, 2012 - 06:20Mahasukha’s Shakyamuni Buddha mantra is one of several we’ll be chanting on the Triratna International Retreat, coming up in early June. It will led and introduced by Mahasukha, taken from his album Longing – a beautiful collection of mantras and chants.

Vajragupta, who’s overseeing the event, says: “Bookings are coming in fast now. In the last week or so, substantial groups from Copenhagen, Berlin, and Gent have booked. We’ve also heard there is a bus-load...
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Cambridge Composers’ Competition: towards a Western Buddhist Culture

By lokabandhu on Tue, 6 Mar, 2012 - 06:22

Cambridge Composers’ Competition: towards a Western Buddhist Culture

By lokabandhu on Tue, 6 Mar, 2012 - 06:22Following Sunday’s story about new Triratna musicians and music, Arthasiddhi from Windhorse:evolution and the Cambridge Buddhist Centre writes with news of their recent ‘Composers’ Competition’ which took place late last year. He says -

“Engagement with the Arts is encouraged as an integral part of Buddhism in our community. Finding artistic forms that speak to us as Western Buddhists is a major part of this engagement. What would the Dharma chanted by Western Buddhists need...