Buddhist Centre Features
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Triratna Writers Convention 2015 - Day 2: Phillip Larkin

By Satyalila on Thu, 9 Jul, 2015 - 15:19

Triratna Writers Convention 2015 - Day 2: Phillip Larkin

By Satyalila on Thu, 9 Jul, 2015 - 15:19

Well, the week is speeding up! Yesterday (Tuesday) was our ‘William Stafford’ Day.  He’s the American poet who so inspired our dear friend, the late Manjusvara.  Last night Ananda’s gave us a great talk - the fruit of many years of acquaintance with Stafford, and much study (more recently).  We video’d (and audio-recorded) the talk so you can catch it.  There’s also a really great half-hour programme which the BBC did on William Stafford in 2013 to...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Concert tour for Manchester mitra and violinist Olivia Moore

By Munisha on Tue, 7 Jul, 2015 - 23:45

Concert tour for Manchester mitra and violinist Olivia Moore

By Munisha on Tue, 7 Jul, 2015 - 23:45

Olivia Moore is a Manchester mitra and violinist specializing in jazz and Indian classical violin. Her band, Unfurl, a five-piece “Indian-style jazz band” recently received funding from Jazz North to do a set of gigs in the Midlands and northern England. (See tour dates below.)

She’s also influenced by flamenco, gypsy and folk music and some of her music is explicitly influenced by her involvement in Triratna, such as her compositions entitled ‘Amoghasiddhi’, ‘Tiratanaloka’ and...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Triratna Writers Convention 2015 - Day 1

By Satyalila on Tue, 7 Jul, 2015 - 21:20

Triratna Writers Convention 2015 - Day 1

By Satyalila on Tue, 7 Jul, 2015 - 21:20

So after our check in last night we did a dedication ceremony in the shrineroom and had this great poem of Ananda’s - ‘Be here now’.  It’s a wonky/wabi-sabi scan done with my iPhone (like this whole reporting business, in fact!).  I rather like it. 

Of course we had to have timed writing to start with… (Wolf At The Door “Recipe” to follow!).

Pictures: Dhruvasimha (reading out), Vishvantara and vidyakaya to his left, Abhaya, Akasapriya, Padmabodhini and Varasahaya’s knee to...

Free Buddhist Audio
Free Buddhist Audio

FBA Podcast: Eros and Beauty – Beauty As Refuge

By Rijupatha on Sun, 5 Apr, 2015 - 14:39

FBA Podcast: Eros and Beauty – Beauty As Refuge

By Rijupatha on Sun, 5 Apr, 2015 - 14:39

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In this week’s FBA Podcast“Eros and Beauty – Beauty As Refuge,” Subhadramati continues the series exploring the place of Eros and Beauty in the Buddhist life by drawing out the experience of poetry and connecting with strangers. 26th January 2015, London Buddhist Centre.

Triratna News
Triratna News

UK's Poetry School site features Maitreyabandhu

By Munisha on Thu, 5 Mar, 2015 - 16:12

UK's Poetry School site features Maitreyabandhu

By Munisha on Thu, 5 Mar, 2015 - 16:12The Poetry School is the UK’s largest provider of poetry education and its new CAMPUS website is currently featuring a poem and essay by Maitreyabandhu from the London Buddhist Centre. It’s a narrative poem about a farmer meeting the Buddha.

Maitreyabandhu writes: “CAMPUS is a new website, social network and peer-to-peer learning environment for poets - with over 1700 members. The site has an occasional series called ‘How I Did It’ where they...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Midwinter music: The Starriness of Things

By Munisha on Thu, 25 Dec, 2014 - 00:24

Midwinter music: The Starriness of Things

By Munisha on Thu, 25 Dec, 2014 - 00:24In this festive season, whatever you are celebrating (or not), let’s hear from Triratna musicians in the northern hemisphere making “a joyful noise unto the Lord”. (Not that Lord.)
Listen to all the music mentioned below.

Joe Richardson is a mitra living in the Scottish Borders. His resonant voice is already known to some of us in his version of the Karaniya Metta Sutta; now he’s set 10 of Sangharakshita’s poems to music and he’d love to...
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/
London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

Poetry East - John Fuller

By Singhamanas on Wed, 17 Sep, 2014 - 12:00

Poetry East - John Fuller

By Singhamanas on Wed, 17 Sep, 2014 - 12:00Poet, novelist and critic, John Fuller has published 19 books of poetry. He is an Emeritus Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, where for many years he was Tutor in English. His Collected Poems were published in 1996 (Chatto & Windus) and Stones and Fires of the same year won the Forward Prize. His book of poetry criticismWho is Ozymandias? and Other Puzzles in Poetry was published in 2011. His New Selected Poems came out with Chatto in 2012. The...
Cambridge Buddhist Centre
Cambridge Buddhist Centre

Vegan Day: Green Light for Action and Compassion

By Abhayamati on Mon, 5 May, 2014 - 16:01

Vegan Day: Green Light for Action and Compassion

By Abhayamati on Mon, 5 May, 2014 - 16:01A Bodhisattva helps suffering beings without hesitation because he has the clarity, the means and the open heart.
Explore the joy and challenges of becoming a vegan. There will be a talk and discussion to clarify our mind, a session of meditation to coax our heart, a poetry event to awaken our imagination and delicious vegan food, the means to alleviate the suffering of sentient beings.

10:30 Introduction to Loving Kindness meditation

11:15 Talk by Amalasiddhi

12:00...
Vegan Buddhists and Friends
Vegan Buddhist

Vegan Poetry event invites submissions

By lokabandhu on Thu, 3 Apr, 2014 - 09:54

Vegan Poetry event invites submissions

By lokabandhu on Thu, 3 Apr, 2014 - 09:54Vimalabandhu writes with news of the Cambridge Buddhist Centre’s Vegan Day, scheduled for June 2014. It will include a Vegan Poetry event - and submissions are invited from around the world. He says -

“Heart approach to becoming a vegan

To renounce our old favourite foods and become a vegan cheerfully, we need more than a convincing idea and alternative food. Our head and our stomach need the support of our heart. Writing a poem can help us...

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