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Sangharakshita's 86th Birthday Celebration: USA - Poetry read by Suvarnaprabha

By Candradasa on Wed, 25 Sep, 2013 - 16:34

Sangharakshita's 86th Birthday Celebration: USA - Poetry read by Suvarnaprabha

By Candradasa on Wed, 25 Sep, 2013 - 16:34Poetry read by Suvarnaprabha in a celebration of Sangharakshita’s 86th birthday held at the Triratna Buddhist Order Combined International Convention at Wymondham College 21 August 2011.

Complete with her singing the Jackson 5: “I’ll be there…”!

Many thanks to Savanna Jo Luraschi for pointing to this.
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Vajra Bell - Summer 2013

Vajra Bell - Summer 2013

By Rijupatha on Wed, 3 Jul, 2013 - 16:07In this issue of the Vajra Bell newsletter:

• “Buddhist Roots in the Wild West: The History of Triratna in America” by Dh. Viriyalila
• “Sustaining Faith on the Spiral Path” by Barry Timmerman
• Dhardo Tulku Rinpoche Visits Aryaloka - recap and background from Dh. Viriyagita
• “A Pilgrimage to Japan: An Artist’s Tour for Buddhists, a Buddhist Tour for Artists” by Lois Sans
• Reflections on a recent men’s community retreat
• Aryaloka arts: exhibits by textile...
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Triratna America - A Life In Lubec (eBook)

Triratna America - A Life In Lubec (eBook)

By viriyalila on Sun, 23 Jun, 2013 - 19:03Our last post in Triratna America is, appropriately enough, something personal about living a life of practice in the US, in this case the remote reaches of Maine on the eastern seaboard…

Viriyalila, with her photography, and Gunopeta, with his poetry, have joined creative forces to evoke the simple life practicing Buddhism in a remote region of America.

Gunopeta has been living in Lubec, Maine with his partner, Nancy Nielsen, for over thirty years. Lubec...
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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...
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Buddhafield eBooks - Dhiramati: Myth, Poetry and the Goddess

Buddhafield eBooks - Dhiramati: Myth, Poetry and the Goddess

By Candradasa on Tue, 21 May, 2013 - 16:35An appropriately mythic start to affairs and to this series of Buddhafield eBooks beautifully produced by the textually heroic Lokabandhu…

Dhiramati delving into our deep pagan roots…

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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...
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One Great Glorious Mistake, 2005 Vajradharshini

By rodashruti on Sat, 26 May, 2012 - 16:23
Dharma, poetry, and humor woven together to help guide us out of the Tavern of Ruin. Vajradarshini is joined by readers from the listening sangha, while Rumi, Dogen, Nagarjuna and others make guest appearances in spirit. Emptiness has never been the same.
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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...
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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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