Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Home Retreat: Following the White Deer

By Centre Team on Wed, 29 Nov, 2023 - 15:06

Home Retreat: Following the White Deer

By Centre Team on Wed, 29 Nov, 2023 - 15:06

đŸ§˜â€â™€ïž đŸ§˜â€â™‚ïž Seven days of meditation, soulful exploration, and strong, supportive friendship: a safe space to go deeper into experience and practice.

A Home Retreat led by Paramananda and Bodhilila

Friday January 19th till Thursday January 25th 2024

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In many human cultures white deer hold a place of deep significance, being often met at the edges or boundaries of personal or communal land and experience. Sometimes they appear as messengers from the otherworld, as in Celtic mythology; in some North American...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Sangharakshita Songs

By Centre Team on Sun, 22 Oct, 2023 - 16:43

Sangharakshita Songs

By Centre Team on Sun, 22 Oct, 2023 - 16:43

Next February a date has been scheduled to record a setting of 8 poems by Sangharakshita, with The Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the South African baritone Theo Magongoma. Entitled Sangharakshita Songs, they can be heard here in a piano version with Manidhara/Graham Titus:

Listen to the piano version of Sangharakshita Songs

Listen to more pieces on on Akashadeva’s web site

Essentially, the plan is to combine this work with the existing 2019 recording of the Carbon Symphony, and to launch a worldwide CD and streaming platform release of...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Watch the Alfoxton Film Exclusively on the Buddhist Centre Online

By Candradasa on Fri, 29 Sep, 2023 - 20:08

Watch the Alfoxton Film Exclusively on the Buddhist Centre Online

By Candradasa on Fri, 29 Sep, 2023 - 20:08

THE BUDDHIST CENTRE [ONLINE] presents ‘A Renovating Virtue’, a poetic and affecting documentary by Hartley Woolf, capturing a year in the life of the Triratna Buddhist community who have taken on the ambitious task of renovating the dilapidated estate of Alfoxton Park in the heart of the Somerset countryside.

Once home to William and Dorothy Wordsworth, the community’s vision is to run the house as an arts and meditation retreat centre. Following the seasons, the film beautifully reveals...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

The Poetics of Awakening - Dedicated Site for Our New Home Retreat

By Centre Team on Sun, 15 Jan, 2023 - 15:30

The Poetics of Awakening - Dedicated Site for Our New Home Retreat

By Centre Team on Sun, 15 Jan, 2023 - 15:30

It’s only five days till our new Home Retreat begins! There’s still time to join Paramananda and Bodhilila for a week of meditation, poetry and deep engagement with the Dharma life as it manifests day by day. With over 100 bookings already it’s sure to be a wonderful community event, offering encouragement and support for your practice from two of Triratna’s best-loved meditation teachers.

Visit the dedicated site for ‘The Poetics of Awakening’

Awake my dear
Be kind to your sleeping

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Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

The Poetics of Awakening - A Home Retreat with Paramananda and Bodhilila

By Centre Team on Wed, 7 Dec, 2022 - 10:37

The Poetics of Awakening - A Home Retreat with Paramananda and Bodhilila

By Centre Team on Wed, 7 Dec, 2022 - 10:37

Led by Paramananda and Bodhilila | Friday January 20th till Thursday January 26th 2023

What does it mean to really wake up? Join us for an opening of the heart and imagination to our own deepest nature and place in the world.

Seven days of meditation, soulful exploration, and strong, supportive friendship: a safe space to go deeper into experience and practice.

The Buddha was known as the Awakened One, but what does it mean to really wake up? Buddhism is clear that this awakening is...

Community Highlights
London Buddhist Centre

PoetryEast with Dara McAnulty

By Maitreyabandhu on Mon, 25 Jul, 2022 - 17:22

PoetryEast with Dara McAnulty

By Maitreyabandhu on Mon, 25 Jul, 2022 - 17:22

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...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

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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Windhorse Publications
Windhorse Publications

The Arts Edition

By Windhorse Publi... on Thu, 12 May, 2022 - 10:03

The Arts Edition

By Windhorse Publi... 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 CĂ©zanne' by Maitreyabandhu

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

Seeing It Better: A Review of 'After CĂ©zanne' by Maitreyabandhu

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

After CĂ©zanne,
By Maitreyabandhu,
Bloodaxe, 2019

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

The epigraph of Maitreyabandhu’s most recent collection After CĂ©zanne 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 CĂ©zanne’s painting and are generously...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

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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