URTHONA Buddhist arts magazine covers all aspects of contemporary and traditional arts from a Western Buddhist perspective. It is published annually in a high quality, 68 page, glossy magazine format, and is beautifully designed. This site contains selected essays – see page listings to right, and editor’s blog – scroll down past info.
NEW ISSUE PUBLISHED SPRING 2017–
Urthona issue 33 – THE FRIENDSHIP ISSUE –
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Urthona looks at friendships of the imagination, and discovers fine examples of influence, inspiration and mentorship. HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: * Why is it not wonderful? Maitreyabandhu on his poetic mentorship with poet Mimi Khalvati. * Being and Form: in depth interview with talented Buddhist artist, Amitajyoti. * The Grey is just the Silver untransformed…. Haunting art photograph by Brighton based Buddhist photographer Sahajatara. * Dante and Virgil – a friendship of descent…
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This site contains selected essays and the editor’s blog. See page listings to right.
Urthona – the landscape: Our guardian spirits are the romantic and revolutionary writers of early 19th century London – Blake, Hazlitt and Coleridge – and the Zen poets of Japan who were similarly drawn to the open, outer reaches of mind and culture. Our founding inspiration came from the Western Buddhist teacher Sangharakshita. More about our vision in ABOUT URTHONA above.
Scroll down this page for URTHONA editor’s blog: in depth and insightful commentary on art, life and culture.
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