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URTHONA Buddhist arts magazine covers contemporary and traditional arts from a Buddhist perspective. Our inspirations are William Blake, the zen poets of Japan, and all creative spirits who have pushed back the boundaries of human consciousness. Urthona, appearing once a year, is a beautifully designed, 68 page,  glossy magazine.

For essays on the transformative power of art and imagination  – see listings to right.

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Urthona MasterCurrent Issue: Urthona issue 33 – THE SCIENCE FICTION ISSUE –

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URTHONA investigates science fiction, and finds in speculative literature ways of expanding the imagination similar to those used by the Buddhist sages of old… Details below…

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Issue 34, the Science Fiction issue, JUST PUBLISHED

Urthona MasterYes, the next issue of Urthona magazine is out. It will be launched on 16th Feb 7.30 PM Cambridge Buddhist Centre, CB5 8DT LAUNCH DETAILS :

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS:

  •  An interview with doyen of British SF, Christopher Priest.
  • Our amazingly knowledgeable movie editor Ed Piercy on classic alien encounter movies.
  • A vision of Transcendental Science Fiction, with a focus on Olaf Stapledon, and the Chinese classic novel The Story of the Stone.
  • Dharmavadana on the seer, Phillip K. Dick.
  • A feature on Arthur C. Clarke, including memories of meeting him in Sri Lanka.
  • New poetry, news, reviews and photography.
  • Appreciation and interview with Ursula Le Guin

Science Fiction at its best can explore regions of human experience that no other kind of literature (apart from perhaps the heroic epic) is capable of doing justice to. The best writers open up these vistas with due regard for the subtleties of human psychology and human frailties. Such writers are moving into the same territory that Buddhists have been exploring for thousands of years. Find out how they did it in this fascinating issue.

 

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