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Bhante – Poetry, Myth And Imagination

By Rijupatha on Sun, 30 Mar, 2014 - 20:58

Bhante – Poetry, Myth And Imagination

By Rijupatha on Sun, 30 Mar, 2014 - 20:58Our FBA Podcast this week, “Bhante – Poetry, Myth And Imagination,” is a talk by Dhammadinna given on the Rainy Season Retreat at Manchester Buddhist Centre on Wednesday 19th February 2014. Dhammadinna speaks about Sangharakshita and his emphasis on Imagination as a key to the spiritual life.

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Community Highlights

Vishvapani on BBC Thought for the Day - Remembrance Day Meditation

By Candradasa on Sat, 9 Nov, 2013 - 17:00

Vishvapani on BBC Thought for the Day - Remembrance Day Meditation

By Candradasa on Sat, 9 Nov, 2013 - 17:00You can listen to this short talk via the BBC over on Vishvapani’s Wise Attention blog (you may need to be in the UK to hear it). You can also hear it from anywhere via the Thought For the Day podcast.

Remembrance Sunday is an invitation to find a space in our harried lives for a silent opening to all that war has meant for the country: a national meditation on what Wilfred...
San Francisco Buddhist Center
San Francisco Buddhist Center

Holidays, Poems, Shrines and Sangha Night

By padmatara on Wed, 2 Oct, 2013 - 16:09

Holidays, Poems, Shrines and Sangha Night

By padmatara on Wed, 2 Oct, 2013 - 16:09Dear Friends,

I already felt lucky to be in this community during the ups and downs of the last year or so, and now some very generous friends have given me a holiday in Kauai - leaving tomorrow, back next Tuesday. I can’t tell you how great it feels to be looking forward to something like this.

I wanted to make sure you all have the poems from Suvarnaprabha’s funeral - so I’ve copied them below.
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Triratna News
Triratna News

Ratnasuri's 90th birthday booklaunch

By Munisha on Fri, 21 Jun, 2013 - 09:39

Ratnasuri's 90th birthday booklaunch

By Munisha on Fri, 21 Jun, 2013 - 09:39At 90, Ratnasuri is far and away the oldest and most distinguished member of the resident community at Taraloka Buddhist Retreat Centre for Women, in Shropshire, UK.

To mark her 90th birthday, her friends published a book of her poetry, Shoes Full of Butterflies, which was launched at the recent UK and Ireland Area Order Weekend for Women, held at Taraloka earlier this month.

In this 20-minute video from Clear Vision, Varasahaya...
Triratna News
Triratna News

The Woodpigeon’s Instruction: new poetry by Maitreyabandhu

By lokabandhu on Sat, 9 Jun, 2012 - 06:29

The Woodpigeon’s Instruction: new poetry by Maitreyabandhu

By lokabandhu on Sat, 9 Jun, 2012 - 06:29Maitreyabandhu writes from Triratna’s Poetry East project (based at London Buddhist Centre) with news of his latest work. He says - “Just to let you know that my pamphlet The Bond has been shortlisted for the ‘Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets’. I’m delighted and a bit stunned! The award recognises “an outstanding work of poetry published in pamphlet form in the UK during 2011” and is organised by the Wordsworth Trust in association...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Aryamati’s new poetry book ‘Travel and Trouble’ now available

By lokabandhu on Sat, 10 Dec, 2011 - 05:48

Aryamati’s new poetry book ‘Travel and Trouble’ now available

By lokabandhu on Sat, 10 Dec, 2011 - 05:48Taravandana writes from Manchester with news of a new poetry book published by a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order. She says - “Aryamati’s well loved poems are now available in a new collection entitled ‘Travel and Trouble’. Her poems have arisen from her longing to create a better world, a world infused with metta and awareness. They are both beautiful and full of emotion, a tribute to her practice. Aryamati has enjoyed playing with phrases and images since she...
Triratna News
Triratna News

13 Ways of Making Poetry a Spiritual Practice

By lokabandhu on Sun, 4 Dec, 2011 - 06:25

13 Ways of Making Poetry a Spiritual Practice

By lokabandhu on Sun, 4 Dec, 2011 - 06:25Maitreyabandhu , a poet and Triratna Order Member from the London Buddhist Centre, writes with news of his latest article, published in Magma 51, a well-known poetry journal. He says “It’s called 13 Ways of Making Poetry a Spiritual Practice - so far the response has been very positive. So I thought I’d make it a bit known. Here’s the opening paragraph and first two points:

‘Spiritual life is primarily concerned with overcoming self-centredness, with committing ourselves...

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