Saturday, 30th July, 7.30pm (in-person, watch this space for details of the YouTube Premiere online, coming soon!)
Dara McAnulty is a Northern Irish naturalist, writer and environmental campaigner. In 2015, when just 15 years old, he became the youngest ever winner of the RSPB Medal and received the Wainwright Prize for UK nature writing in 2020, after the release of his debut book ‘Diary of a Young Naturalist’, which chronicles the turning of his fourteenth year and details his intense connection to the...
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:
Of the ones that happened to die, the little ones and the old, By hypothermia, or drowning, all
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.
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...
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.
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.
PoetryEast with Rupert Sheldrake: ‘Exploring Consciousness’
Premier: July 3rd, 7pm (BST).
PoetryEast is delighted to be hosting Rupert Sheldrake, PhD, a biologist and author best known for his hypothesis of morphic resonance. Jnanavaca (who studied physics at Oxford) will be in conversation with Dr Sheldrake about the possible synergy between science and Buddhism, about Sheldrake’s theory of evolution, and about the nature of consciousness.
Acarasiddhi (Tony Press) of the Triratna Buddhist Order grew up in 1950s California. He was too young to be at the famous reading in City Lights bookshop when Ginsgerg’s Howl was unveiled, but he remembers very well the heady atmosphere of 1950s California when the world was opening up in all directions (land, space, imagination…)
By Sophie_WLBCPublicity on Wed, 17 Feb, 2021 - 16:31
Saturday 20 February, 7-9.30pm
Continuing our Precious Jewel Appeal fundraising series, we present Sangha Voices, an evening of poetry brought to you by members of the West London Buddhist Centre community. Our special guest Vishvantara reads from her work alongside poets: Paramananda, Chris Arning, Gurnam Bubber, Rachel Jagger, Silakirti, Val Johnson and others.