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International Retreat 2014
International Retreat 2014

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
International Retreat 2014

Day 3: La Música!

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

Day 3: La Música!

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

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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...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

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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Community Highlights
Community Highlights

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...
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

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...
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...
Triratna News
Triratna News

'Touching the Earth' to be performed in Cambridge

By lokabandhu on Tue, 23 Oct, 2012 - 06:01

'Touching the Earth' to be performed in Cambridge

By lokabandhu on Tue, 23 Oct, 2012 - 06:01Next weekend, October 27th, sees the premiere of a new composition ‘Touching the Earth’, a 30-minute choral tribute to the Buddha performed by Sangha singers in Cambridge UK. Inspired by the Buddha’s Enlightenment story, it’s been composed by Order Member Bodhivajra who’s gathered Buddhist choirs from Triratna’s Norwich, London and Cambridge Buddhist Centres for the occasion.

Alongside this there’ll also be the sing-off of Triratna’s 2nd Sangha Composers Competition: five composers have composed settings of a...

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