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5 Years of the Buddhist Centre Online: #8 Wisdom Beyond Words

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 29 Aug, 2018 - 15:30

5 Years of the Buddhist Centre Online: #8 Wisdom Beyond Words

By Sadayasihi on Wed, 29 Aug, 2018 - 15:30

“The culmination of wisdom is freedom from all views. You have nothing to say. When all the answers are in your being, you have no need to keep them in your head.” - Sangharakshita (Seminar on The Door of Liberation)

The goal of Buddhism is the attainment of Enlightenment - but what is Enlightenment? One way of describing it is seeing the true nature of reality and living in accordance with that vision. An Enlightened being is free...

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

Urthona Sci-Fi and Fantasy issue JUST PUBLISHED

By Ratnagarbha on Mon, 28 Aug, 2017 - 11:50

Urthona Sci-Fi and Fantasy issue JUST PUBLISHED

By Ratnagarbha on Mon, 28 Aug, 2017 - 11:50

URTHONA ISSUE 34, the Science Fiction issue, OUT NOW:

LAUNCH EVENING: 16th February 7.30 prompt in Festival Theatre, Cambridge Buddhist Centre. 

Don’t miss this unique arts evening of cosmic music, poetry, science fiction, & the dharma! (Don’t worry if you are not an SF fan especially this evening has something for all arts lovers with fine music, poetry and conversation.)

Programme:
Launch of Urthona Buddhist arts magazine issue 34 on Buddhism and science fiction
Readings by...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Drumroll please for the latest edition of Urthona Buddhist Arts Magazine

By Charlotte Lawes on Mon, 17 Apr, 2017 - 09:10

Drumroll please for the latest edition of Urthona Buddhist Arts Magazine

By Charlotte Lawes on Mon, 17 Apr, 2017 - 09:10

Make sure you get your hands on the latest edition of Urthona Buddhist Arts Magazine, to be released in May. Issue 33, The Friendship Issue, is set to be a real delight - with treats from Sahajatara, Maitreyabandhu, Ratnagarbha, Amitajyoti and more.

Editor Ratnagarbha writes “Friendship is being talked about again. But do we really know what it is? And what really has it got to do with the arts – for haven’t artists, after all, always been eccentric loners who bordered...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

The Face I Had Before The World Was Made

The Face I Had Before The World Was Made

By Candradasa on Tue, 17 Feb, 2015 - 22:34Over on Urthona’s space, Ratnagarbha has published this excellent new essay on why Buddhism and beauty go hand in hand.

Download | Read on Issuu | Read on Scribd | Read on Medium

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Community Highlights

Into New Year With The Buddhist Centre Online

By Rijupatha on Mon, 30 Dec, 2013 - 15:15

Into New Year With The Buddhist Centre Online

By Rijupatha on Mon, 30 Dec, 2013 - 15:15

The latest issue of the Triratna Highlights newsletter, taking us into the new year, is fresh off the digital presses! If you’re signed up to receive it via email, it should be in your inbox now. If you’re not signed up, you can find the web version here, or go to ‘my profile’ (top right of any page when you are logged in), choose ‘edit’ and check the ‘Newsletter sign up’ box.

The newsletter gathers together some of the best...

Community Highlights
Community Highlights

Urthona Essays on Art, Poetry and Consciousness

By Candradasa on Fri, 29 Mar, 2013 - 15:29

Urthona Essays on Art, Poetry and Consciousness

By Candradasa on Fri, 29 Mar, 2013 - 15:29As we start to dream about a reinvigorated Triratna arts scene with a presence (and an effect!) here on The Buddhist Centre Online we were just delighted to discover the new Urthona Essays blog! We’ll be featuring much more from Urthona and their various web manifestations as the arts come into focus here, but for now please enjoy Ratnagarbha’s sterling efforts and his introduction to the blog…

The more ethereal, evanescent, more refined and sublime...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Urthona 28: the psychogeography issue, out now

By lokabandhu on Fri, 6 Jan, 2012 - 06:10

Urthona 28: the psychogeography issue, out now

By lokabandhu on Fri, 6 Jan, 2012 - 06:10Urthona is a Triratna magazine devoted to the exploration of Buddhism and the Arts. Issue 28 has just been published, on the theme of ‘psychogeography’, and their editor, Ratnagarbha, introduces it thus:

“Our focus is the somewhat mysterious theme of psychogeography. Here we explore the imaginative response to landscape, especially urban landscape - the interwoven textures of past and present on the streets, alleyways, river-shores, even the motorway verges, of the world that lies on our doorsteps...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Urthona issue 28 due out soon

By lokabandhu on Thu, 20 Oct, 2011 - 13:59

Urthona issue 28 due out soon

By lokabandhu on Thu, 20 Oct, 2011 - 13:59The new issue of Urthona, Triratna’s annual arts magazine is nearing completion and will be available in November.

This year’s very rich issue has three main themes. We cover the intriguing activity known as Psychogeography - something anyone can do on their home patch - tuning into the layers of memory, history and nature in landscape and city scape, looking for the mysterious presences of place that deeply affect who we are. We feature wonderful paintings of dynamic seascapes...