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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’.

See all posts from the weekend...

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

Centre bouddhiste Triratna de Paris
Centre bouddhiste Triratna de Paris

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 célébrations de la fête du Parinirvana, de la mort physique du Bouddha, nous avons passé une soirée à regarder The Triumph of Life. C’est un opéra qui raconte le dernier jour de la vie du Bouddha. Le livret en a été écrit par Sarvananda et Satyadaka, et la musique composée par Amalamati - tous des membres de l’Ordre bouddhiste Triratna. Il a été joué par une troupe et un orchestre composés essentiellement d’amateurs de la Communauté bouddhiste...
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...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

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 -...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

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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Tiratanaloka
Tiratanaloka

Annika sings 'Sri Pada' - a poem by Sangharakshita

By vajratara on Fri, 1 Aug, 2014 - 19:43
Annika from Sweden sang this poem written by Bhante on the recent ‘What is the Order?’ retreat. A magical moment…

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