“If the Order is spiritually united, if it is in harmony, then a truly wonderful thing will happen. The Order then will be the locus for the manifestation of the Bodhicitta…I need hardly say how much the world needs the Dharma, needs such an Order, such a movement as ours. I have done what I can. I have started the movement. The future of the Order, of the movement is in your hands.”
By Candradasa on Wed, 10 Dec, 2014 - 16:05The groovy team at the London Buddhist Centre keep their great new Dharma content coming with this new video on meditation - a brilliant introduction to the power of conscious change in your life!
By Munisha on Sun, 4 May, 2014 - 13:00Seen the “What meditation isn’t” animation on our homepage this week? It’s the work of Stephen Heppell, a mitra training for ordination at the London Buddhist Centre.
“I’ve always been passionate about Team Based Right Livelihood”, he says, “and have always loved creativity so I thought I’d try and bring these interests together in the form of Moving Vision Motion Graphics, a video production company. I’ve set it up with two aims:
By lokabandhu on Wed, 26 Feb, 2014 - 22:55Here’s a great animated version of the first two verses of the Dhammapada, created by Stephen Heppell, a young London mitra who’s set up the animation company Moving Vision Motion Graphics. Part of their mission is to “re-imagine the Buddha for the digital age”. The text is based on the translation by Sangharakshita and you can find Stephen’s introduction to the piece on his website here. ...
By Candradasa on Wed, 26 Feb, 2014 - 17:05The second of our experimental videos today comes from Sam Farquharson, also in the UK. He describes the day event as “Original multi-media theatre to explore the mythic in your life.” This piece written/directed by Sam, in collaboration with writers, film-makers, actors, and musicians associated with the Triratna Buddhist movement, is the creation of a modern day myth set in Bethnal Green, in which the archetypal is exposed in our everyday world.
By Candradasa on Wed, 26 Feb, 2014 - 16:52The first of two videos today, each taking a different experimental path to exploring the life and teachings of the Buddha and why they are relevant to us today.
By lokabandhu on Fri, 6 Dec, 2013 - 16:51This is a full-length documentary looking at the Buddhafield Festival 2013 - especially focussing on the values and vision of the Festival. Many thanks to Theo Sparks who made it.
By lokabandhu on Fri, 6 Dec, 2013 - 16:46A great little promotional video for the Buddhafield Festival by Theo Sparks. He’s also made a full length documentary of the Festival which is here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=yN6gO93yZrc
By Munisha on Sat, 23 Nov, 2013 - 00:03Earlier this year, Upekshapriya took over as director of The Clear Vision Trust, in Manchester, UK. Clear Vision is a Triratna video project, providing Buddhst video for Triratna and for schools.
As the longest-standing member of the team, Upekshapriya has shown enormous commitment and dedication; since 1997 he’s worked as cameraman, video editor and director as well as providing the team with IT support. He works alongiside Munisha (previous director and still education officer) and Graham Dellow...