Here is a new appreciation of the critic and writer Harold Bloom, who died on October 14th 2019.
Vishvapani is a writer, broadcaster and Buddhist mindfulness teacher. His writing can be found at Wise Attention.
The sadness I feel at learning of the death, aged 89, of the great literary critic Harold Bloom, is softened only by my incredulity that he was living at all; that is, living in a modern world to which he seemed so alien....
Thirty three delegates from across Triratna’s six Areas are using their time to consider matters of common interest brought to them by Order members all over the world, including ethics, how and what we teach and responding to the needs of the world.
In this week’s FBA Podcast, Padmavajra, one of Sangharakshita’s closest disciples, offers his own perspective on Sangharakshita as a practitioner with a rich sense of the mythic context pervading all his thinking about the Buddha and his teaching, in a talk entitled “Glimpses of the Mythic Life of Sangharakshita”.
By Candradasa on Tue, 21 May, 2013 - 16:26Buddhafield may be almost synonymous with the general joie de vivre of the main main summer Festival itself, but that doesn’t take away from the depth of the project as a distinctive contribution in its own right to contemporary reconceptions of the Buddha’s own way of living and teaching 2,500 years ago. As Kamalashila mentions in his essay introducing the history and spiritual basis of Buddhafield: “The Buddha’s simple outdoor life inspires this.”
Current head Peter Murdock is preparing to move on after more than a decade of leadership at the end of this year. Since his appointment in 2002, Peter has taken the school through two successful Ofsted inspections (‘outstanding personal and social development’) and evolved the school’s...
By Taranita on Sat, 9 Jun, 2012 - 12:41Wednesday July 25th 2012, 7.30pm - 10pm “If we really know the Heart Sutra, in a sense we know everything.” - Sangharakshita
The Heart Sutra is one of the most important and inspiring texts of the Buddhist tradition. In this evening we will recite, discuss and explore the sutra. Although one evening only allows us to briefly touch the surface of this profound discourse, it may give us food for thought and light the fires of inspiration for our...