Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

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...

Triratna Highlights
Triratna 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...

Triratna Highlights
Triratna Highlights

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...

Triratna Highlights
London Buddhist Centre

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...

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Beauty and Environmental Action (The Dharma Toolkit Podcast, Episode 41)

By Centre Team on Sat, 17 Jul, 2021 - 17:05

Join us for a deep dive into the relationship between art, aesthetics, the environment, and the inner life of people, objects and houses! In this episode we discuss the current ecological and biodiversity crises with an artist and a poet, asking how an appreciation and fuller understanding of beauty itself can help us take action in our own lives.

Be prepared to have your notions of “the beautiful” challenged and, hopefully, also affirmed as we range with our guests Padmacandra and Vilokini...

Triratna Highlights
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Poetry East: Exploring Consciousness

By Maitreyabandhu on Wed, 23 Jun, 2021 - 17:55

Poetry East: Exploring Consciousness

By Maitreyabandhu on Wed, 23 Jun, 2021 - 17:55

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. 

Watch live on YouTube

Buddhist Centre Features
Buddhist Centre Features

Retelling the Tale of the Buddha (Buddha Day 2021)

By Centre Team on Thu, 27 May, 2021 - 20:27

Retelling the Tale of the Buddha (Buddha Day 2021)

By Centre Team on Thu, 27 May, 2021 - 20:27

For Buddha Day this year, we decided to offer up a treat from this year’s fantastic Home Retreat looking at the mythical life of the Buddha and its urgent relevance to us today.

Check out Buddha Day celebrations around Triratna

Follow us on Instagram for live updates all weekend

​Listen to a new series of seven talks by Nagasiddhi on the Buddha’s life

First, we have a beautiful re-telling of the Buddha’s life story told live with handmade sets and puppetry by Mandarava...

Bump elbows, say hello!
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Sources of Inspiration: Paramananda and Friends

By Centre Team on Thu, 15 Apr, 2021 - 18:36

Sources of Inspiration: Paramananda and Friends

By Centre Team on Thu, 15 Apr, 2021 - 18:36

In ‘Sources of Inspiration’, Paramananda talks to his guests about what gets their spiritual juices flowing and has helped them stay inspired in their rich, committed Dharma lives. Each week his guests bring something along to share - and a depth conversation begins…

These conversations were aired live and unrehearsed, so who knows what might emerge to delight or surprise us! Tune in and find out some of the things that keep experienced Buddhists going in these difficult times.

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Urthona - A Journal of Buddhism and the Arts
Urthona - A Journal of Buddhism and the Arts

Allen Ginsberg – letting Imagination go...

By Ratnagarbha on Mon, 22 Mar, 2021 - 10:38

Allen Ginsberg – letting Imagination go...

By Ratnagarbha on Mon, 22 Mar, 2021 - 10:38

Highlight from new edition of Urthona magazine ‘American Zen’

see www.urthona.com to order issue 35 and read full article by Acarasiddhi

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…)

Acarasiddhi goes on to give us a vivid...

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