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Refuge - A Film From 1972

By Candradasa on Thu, 22 Jun, 2017 - 18:15

Refuge - A Film From 1972

By Candradasa on Thu, 22 Jun, 2017 - 18:15

Something for anyone who enjoyed ‘Gyproc and Flares - Sukhavati in the 1970s’

“Refuge” is a film made by Victress Hitchcock and Steven Burckhardt. Locations in and around London: Keffolds, Pundarika, Aryatara.

Here’s what Kamalashila said about the film back in 2013:

“This is how it was - and in many ways, is still. 1972, the year I discovered Triratna. Beautifully made with fascinating clips of such luminaries as Subhuti, Dhammadinna, Graham Sowter, Nagabodhi, Vajradaka and...

Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

The New Vajrasana Retreat Centre

By Amaradaya@Clear... on Wed, 6 Jul, 2016 - 13:50

The New Vajrasana Retreat Centre

By Amaradaya@Clear... on Wed, 6 Jul, 2016 - 13:50

The London Buddhist Centre launches its new improved retreat Centre in Suffolk 

London Buddhist Centre
London Buddhist Centre

Beautiful New Video Portrait of Life on Retreat at Adhisthana

By Singhamanas on Wed, 11 May, 2016 - 10:30

Beautiful New Video Portrait of Life on Retreat at Adhisthana

By Singhamanas on Wed, 11 May, 2016 - 10:30

Everything is going to be alright

Filmed during the ten-day winter retreat at Adhisthana, Herefordshire, UK. Featuring ‘The Dawn Chorus’ by Derek Mahon. With thanks to Poppie Skold, the London Buddhist Centre and to all those who appear in the film.

www.lbc.org.uk

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Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Maitreyabandhu - Poetry and Receptivity

By Candradasa on Tue, 24 Nov, 2015 - 18:47

Maitreyabandhu - Poetry and Receptivity

By Candradasa on Tue, 24 Nov, 2015 - 18:47

It’s not too late to join the Urban Retreat! 

A lovely short talk by Maitreyabandhu, illuminating why poetry is itself an act of receptivity and requires that of us as readers and, in the context of an Urban Retreat, Buddhist practitioners. Taking as his source Kay Ryan’s poem ‘The Niagara River’ we get a simple but encouraging close reading of how poetry can help us slow down, take things in, and really...

Bristol Buddhist Centre
Bristol Buddhist Centre

Ratnavandana talks about the Living in the Mandala Retreat

By jvalamalini on Mon, 30 Mar, 2015 - 16:20

Ratnavandana talks about the Living in the Mandala Retreat

By jvalamalini on Mon, 30 Mar, 2015 - 16:20

On the last day of the 2015 Rainy Season retreat, Ratnavandana talks about how it was to lead a retreat in an urban Buddhist Centre.

Clear Vision Trust
Clear Vision Trust

Triratna International Retreat 2014

By Amaradaya@Clear... on Thu, 6 Nov, 2014 - 16:19

Triratna International Retreat 2014

By Amaradaya@Clear... on Thu, 6 Nov, 2014 - 16:19Here is a short clip from NewsByte 2, which is available to watch now at buddhistcentre.com and videosangha.net
Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Retreat at Keffolds, 1972

By Candradasa on Fri, 12 Jul, 2013 - 19:28

Retreat at Keffolds, 1972

By Candradasa on Fri, 12 Jul, 2013 - 19:28Going around over on Facebook is this great video from the early ’70s featuring many of the early pioneers of the Triratna Buddhist Community. The film was made by Steven Burckhardt and Victress Hitchcock.

Here’s what Kamalashila, Buddhafield’s President, had to say about it:

“This is how it was - and in many ways, is still. 1972, the year I discovered Triratna. Beautifully made with fascinating clips of such luminaries as Subhuti, Dhammadinna, Graham...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Year-long retreat starts at Guhyaloka

By lokabandhu on Mon, 14 Jan, 2013 - 10:38

Year-long retreat starts at Guhyaloka

By lokabandhu on Mon, 14 Jan, 2013 - 10:38Sunday January 13th 2013 will be a day to remember for five men up at Guhyaloka, Triratna’s mountain retreat centre in Spain. Following an open day for interested locals on the Saturday, on Sunday they started a one-year retreat with a ceremony to ‘close’ El Collao, their new community, built over the past three years on land a few miles away from the main retreat facilities - and fittingly renamed Uttaraloka, ‘the highest place’ or ‘the...
San Francisco Buddhist Center
San Francisco Buddhist Center

VideoPoem

By marysalome on Sat, 26 May, 2012 - 20:27

VideoPoem

By marysalome on Sat, 26 May, 2012 - 20:27Poetry, collaboratively read, creates the soundtrack for imagery showing the transformation of retreat center land through collective effort. Archival footage of the community that came together to remodel the San Francisco Buddhist Center in the late 1990s, interwoven with excerpts from Sangharakshita’s talk on personal transformation, reminds us of what is possible.

Consider making a contribution to the San Francisco Buddhist Center to support efforts to improve conditions on the retreat center land shown in this video. Free Buddhist...

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