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.
Current issue: Goddesses east and west. Anne Baring on the goddess image. Stunning photographs of Tibet by Mariisa Roth. Ted Hughes and the goddess by Dhivan Thomas Jones. Further details in URTHONA SHOP
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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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CURRENT ISSUE 32 – Goddesses East and West.
The image of an all powerful goddess of nature is one of the most prevalent religious images of our times. In this issue we explore how the goddess has much to offer Buddhists and others, and how she represents the image of a sacred, interconnected cosmos which is the antidote to the materialism of our age. Including: Continue reading