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– Urthona issue 33 – THE FRIENDSHIP ISSUE – will be published very soon. To purchase by card – go to Urthona Shop where you can also buy back issues.
Urthona looks at artistic friendships ancient and contemporary, 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.
School of Friendship: Ed Piercy on friendships between children on screen. He also touches on the touchy area of male friendship in the Wild West!
Being and Form: in depth interview with talented Buddhist artist, Amitajyoti, who is half way through a major commission of a diptych of the Buddha and two disciples for the Birmingham Buddhist Centre.
A friendship forged in Hell: Ratnagarbha on the friendship between Dante and the poet Virgil.
The Grey is Silver untransformed…. Haunting art photograph by new rising star, Brighton based Buddhist photographer Sahajatara.
Zen and the poet’s Mind: Writer Fleda Brown and Zen priest Sokuzan in conversation about creativity.
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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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