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Fifty Years, Fifty Voices

Aryavacin and Manjugita: Poetry and The Dharma Life (Full Talk in Spanish)

By Zac on Sun, 26 Jun, 2022 - 11:51

Al igual que muchas de las historias que escuchamos en el proyecto Cincuenta Años, Cincuenta Voces, la amistad ha marcado la vida de los miembros de la Orden en toda nuestra comunidad internacional. En este episodio escuchamos a dos buenos amigos que comparten sus caminos y su historia de práctica del Dharma, con un toque poético. Desde Mérida, en el corazón de los Andes venezolanos, hasta el Centro Budista de la Ciudad de México, Aryavacin y Manjugita están animados por...

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PoetryEast with A. E. Stallings

By Centre Team on Mon, 6 Jun, 2022 - 21:33

PoetryEast with A. E. Stallings

By Centre Team on Mon, 6 Jun, 2022 - 21:33

Sat 25 June, 7.30pm (in-person)
 
PoetryEast is delighted to welcome the wonderful American poet, A.E. Stallings on 25 June, 7:30pm. Maitreyabandhu will be talking to her about why she mostly writes in rhyme and metre, and what living in Greece has been like in these last tumultuous years. Here’s one of her couplets from Aegean Epigrams:


Paradox


Of the ones that happened to die, the little ones and the old,
By hypothermia, or drowning, all

...
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PoetryEast with Sir Christopher Le Brun PPRA

By Centre Team on Wed, 18 May, 2022 - 16:59

PoetryEast with Sir Christopher Le Brun PPRA

By Centre Team on Wed, 18 May, 2022 - 16:59

Saturday, 28th May, 7.30pm (in-person)

Christopher Le Brun has been a celebrated British painter, printmaker and sculptor since the early 1980s; he was also an instrumental public figure in his role as President of the Royal Academy of Arts from 2011 to 2019. Le Brun has received many honours: he is a former trustee of Britain’s National Gallery of Art and the Tate...

Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

The Arts Edition

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 12 May, 2022 - 10:03

The Arts Edition

By Helen - Windhor... on Thu, 12 May, 2022 - 10:03

Today we take a look at the last of the volumes of the Complete Works of Sangharakshita to come out in July this year. Volume 26 is called Aphorisms, the Arts, and Late Writings, and it was edited by the seemingly indefatigable Vidyadevi.

Publishing this volume is cause to celebrate the arts in Triratna, so in the Community Highlights section, we’ll point you to two recent self-published books around Buddhism and the arts, from paintings to poetry and beyond.

Volume 26 Sneak Peek

This...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Seeing It Better: A Review of 'After Cézanne' by Maitreyabandhu

By Vishvapani on Thu, 21 Apr, 2022 - 17:26

Seeing It Better: A Review of 'After Cézanne' by Maitreyabandhu

By Vishvapani on Thu, 21 Apr, 2022 - 17:26

After Cézanne,
By Maitreyabandhu,
Bloodaxe, 2019

Review by Vishvapani
Maitreyabandhu’s most recent poetry collection reflects on Cézanne’s paintings and is a subtle meditation on the possibilities of art and perception

The epigraph of Maitreyabandhu’s most recent collection After Cézanne is a quote from a letter the artist sent to Emile Bernard in 1904: ‘Talking about art is virtually useless.’ That challenges the fifty-plus poems in the collection, which all relate directly or indirectly to Cézanne’s painting and are generously...

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PoetryEast with Claudine Toutoungi and Jane Draycott

By Centre Team on Tue, 22 Mar, 2022 - 11:12

PoetryEast with Claudine Toutoungi and Jane Draycott

By Centre Team on Tue, 22 Mar, 2022 - 11:12

Saturday, 2nd April: 19.30pm UK Time
(in-person and live on YouTube)

Claudine Toutoungi is a playwright and poet. Her second poetry collection Two Tongues (Carcanet) won the Ledbury Munthe Poetry Prize. Claudine’s play Slipping was a Best Play Finalist in the 2015 Audio Drama Awards. Jane Draycott’s Carcanet collections include The Occupant (PBS Recommendation), Over (TS Eliot Prize shortlist), Prince Rupert’s Drop (Forward Prize shortlist) and a translation of the medieval dream-elegy Pearl. She is a Fellow of the...

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PoetryEast with Tracy K. Smith

By Zac on Fri, 25 Feb, 2022 - 13:40

PoetryEast with Tracy K. Smith

By Zac on Fri, 25 Feb, 2022 - 13:40

Saturday 5th March, 7pm (YouTube Premier)

The American poet and educator Tracy K. Smith has published four collections of poetry. Her 2011 collection Life on Mars won the Pulitzer Prize. Tracy served as the Poet Laureate of the United States from 2017 to 2019. Her memoir, Ordinary Light, was published in 2015. She was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 2021, the same year that Such Color: New and Selected Poems was published. 

She’ll be in conversation...

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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...

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

PoetryEast with Ange Mlinko

By Maitreyabandhu on Tue, 9 Nov, 2021 - 12:05

PoetryEast with Ange Mlinko

By Maitreyabandhu on Tue, 9 Nov, 2021 - 12:05

Saturday 13th November

11.00 US PST  |  13.00 Mexico  |  14.00 US EST  |  19.00 UK & Ireland  |  20.00 Europe CET  |  06.00 Australia EDT (14th November) |  08.00 New Zealand DT (14th November)

I’m very excited to be hosting American poet and critic, Ange Mlinko, at PoetryEast. Her poems are gorgeously made, they often rhyme, they are witty, poignant, elusive and at times difficult. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship...

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PoetryEast: Hannah Lowe in Conversation with Maitreyabandhu

By Maitreyabandhu on Tue, 14 Sep, 2021 - 12:15

PoetryEast: Hannah Lowe in Conversation with Maitreyabandhu

By Maitreyabandhu on Tue, 14 Sep, 2021 - 12:15

Saturday 25th September 

11am US PST | 2pm US EST  | 7pm IE & UK  | 8pm Europe CET | 11.30pm India. | 4am (next day) Australia EST | 7am (next day) NZDT 

Hannah’s first poetry collection Chick (Bloodaxe, 2013) won the Michael Murphy Memorial Award for Best First Collection. In September 2014, she was named as one of 20 Next Generation poets. 

Hannah’s father was Jamaican-Chinese, so many of her...

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