Adhisthana
Adhisthana

Anniversary of Sangharakshita's Funeral

By Caroline I P on Wed, 9 Nov, 2022 - 11:32

Anniversary of Sangharakshita's Funeral

By Caroline I P on Wed, 9 Nov, 2022 - 11:32

A special event from the College of Public Preceptors Meeting held at Adhisthana remembering the funeral of Sangharakshita who died in 2018.

The evening will run from 7.30-9pm UK time and have echos of the funeral, led by Parami.

There will be elements of ritual and readings of extracts from Nagabodhi’s forthcoming book about Bhante and Maitreyabandhu’s Canto - a long-form poem dedicated to Sangharakshita.

You can join the livestream here.

Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

PoetryEast with Monique Roffey

By Zac on Tue, 15 Feb, 2022 - 16:00

PoetryEast with Monique Roffey

By Zac on Tue, 15 Feb, 2022 - 16:00

PoetryEast are delighted to be in conversation with Monique Roffey is an award-winning Trinidadian-born British writer of novels, essays, literary journalism and a memoir. Monique is a mitra at the LBC, so it’s a special pleasure to talk to her.

Her most recent novel, The Mermaid of Black Conch, (Peepal Tree Press, 2020) won the Costa Book of the Year Award, and was nominated for eight major awards. She is a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan...

Exeter Triratna Group
Exeter Triratna Group

Something Lovely

By Nandavajra on Sun, 19 Apr, 2020 - 18:18

Something Lovely

By Nandavajra on Sun, 19 Apr, 2020 - 18:18


SOMETHING LOVELY

And people stayed home

and read books and listened

and rested and exercised

and made art and played

and learned new ways of being

and were still

and listened more deeply

someone meditated

someone prayed

someone danced

someone met their own shadow

and people started thinking differently—-

And people healed…

And in the absence of people who lived in ignorant ways

dangerous, mindless, and heartless….

The earth began to heal—

And when the danger ended

and people found themselves…

They grieved for the dead

and they made new choices

and dreamed of new visions

and created new ways to live

and heal the earth fully

just as they had been healed.

Kathleen O ’ Meara (1869) - after a plague devastated Ireland in...

Sangharakshita Memorial Space
Sangharakshita Memorial Space

Memorial poem written the day Bhante died

By james murphy on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 02:45

Memorial poem written the day Bhante died

By james murphy on Thu, 1 Nov, 2018 - 02:45

In one way or another, Sangharakshita’s spiritual genius has been the sheet anchor throughout the storm of my own deviating spiritual aspirations and divagations. More often than not, in the middle of any particular struggle for understanding, his was the aesthetic and moral compass which I depended on for a true reading of the way out of the labyrinth; his star the brilliant Sirius on a dark night; his, the lodestone that attracted the light of clarity. My gratitude to him is unrepayable. In...

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

Some Divinity Shaping our Ends

By Maitreyabandhu on Mon, 1 Aug, 2016 - 12:33

Some Divinity Shaping our Ends

By Maitreyabandhu on Mon, 1 Aug, 2016 - 12:33

The poet Robert Frost had a sense that meaning was to be found neither in the supernatural (God) nor in the intimately psychological (the self), but transcended these distinctions. Maitreyabandhu investigates.

‘The interest, the pastime, was to learn if there had been any divinity shaping my ends and I had been building better than I knew.’

   –  Robert Frost in the preface to a selection of his poems, 1942

Other people’s confidence can astound me. They often seem to know who they are and what...

Online Meditators
Online Meditators

2013 Total Immersion Retreat poetry

By Mahabodhi on Mon, 13 Oct, 2014 - 19:30

2013 Total Immersion Retreat poetry

By Mahabodhi on Mon, 13 Oct, 2014 - 19:30Here is poetry from the 2013 Total Immersion Retreat, as recited by Paramananda.

http://mahabodhi.org.uk/wp/2013/10/total-immersion-retreat-poetry/