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Mindfulmess: music for mindful meditators

By lokabandhu on Fri, 25 May, 2012 - 16:50

Mindfulmess: music for mindful meditators

By lokabandhu on Fri, 25 May, 2012 - 16:50Jnanarakshita writes from Triratna’s Birmingham Buddhist Centre with news of an unusual opportunity for people at Triratna’s UK centres - and elsewhere. It’s a tour by Rich Batsford, a mitra training for ordination into the Triratna Buddhist Order, but also a very talented pianist and singer-songwriter, on which he’ll be promoting his latest album, Mindfulmess.

Jnanarakshita writes - “This will be an excellent opportunity for people in the UK to hear Rich play live. He...
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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...
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New Music By Two Triratna Musicians Now Available

By lokabandhu on Sun, 4 Mar, 2012 - 05:55

New Music By Two Triratna Musicians Now Available

By lokabandhu on Sun, 4 Mar, 2012 - 05:55Today we’re delighted to present two new pieces of Buddhist-inspired music to sample on-line or download, and both by Triratna musicians. Lorna Reay, from Cambridge UK, writes to say “I’ve made a CD of my own setting of the Sevenfold Puja, Shantideva’s classic Buddhist sacred text used in Triratna. I use vocals, Flute, Guzheng, Piano, Koto, Cello, Violins, and Tibetan Singing bowls. You can listen to samples of all the tracks on-line or download the complete...
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New mantras by Mahãsukha available to download

By lokabandhu on Sun, 27 Nov, 2011 - 06:18

New mantras by Mahãsukha available to download

By lokabandhu on Sun, 27 Nov, 2011 - 06:18Mahãsukha is a Brighton-based Order Member who has for many years led soulful singing workshops and Beauty of Mantra rituals at the Buddhafield Festival - as well as many Buddhist Centres around the UK.

Recently he’s been recording some of the mantras that have emerged in the course of his work, and he writes to offer readers of Triratna News a chance to listen to them on-line or download for ‘dana’ - ie, in the spirit...

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