Yarn with Maitreyabandhu

Thursday 26th April 2018
Starts 7.30pm, all welcome
Poetry Day Ireland Image Book launches by Maitreyabandhu Yarn Book

Maitreyabandhu's most recent collection Yarn is about the stories we tell. Collected around three dramatic monologues it includes an extended sequence of elegies, an account of a Warwickshire childhood and two stories about the Buddha. It is a vivid and at times disturbing account of the world we live in and the history that shapes us.

The evening will begin with a conversation with Jnanadhara about his process of poem making and its relationship to his practice of Buddhism. In the second half Maitreyabandhu will read from his work.

Maitreyabandhu’s first pamphlet The Bond won the Poetry Book and Pamphlet Competition and was shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award. Vita Brevis, his second pamphlet, was winner of the Iota Shots Award and is a Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice.

His debut collection, The Crumb Road (Bloodaxe, 2013) is a PBS Recommendation. Yarn (also with Bloodaxe) was published in autumn 2015. Maitreyabandhu lives and works at the London Buddhist Centre and has been ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order for 27 years. He has written three books on Buddhism.

Jnanadhara is chairman of the Dublin Buddhist Centre and has been ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order for 15 years.


 

Events

 

Yarn with Maitreyabandhu

Thursday 26th April 2018
Starts 7.30pm, all welcome

Poetry Day Ireland Image

Maitreyabandhu's most recent collection Yarn is about the stories we tell. Collected around three dramatic monologues it includes an extended sequence of elegies, an account of a Warwickshire childhood and two stories about the Buddha. It is a vivid and at times disturbing account of the world we live in and the history that shapes us.

Book launches by Maitreyabandhu

The evening will begin with a conversation with Jnanadhara about his process of poem making and its relationship to his practice of Buddhism. In the second half Maitreyabandhu will read from his work.

Maitreyabandhu’s first pamphlet The Bond won the Poetry Book and Pamphlet Competition and was shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award. Vita Brevis, his second pamphlet, was winner of the Iota Shots Award and is a Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice.

Yarn Book

His debut collection, The Crumb Road (Bloodaxe, 2013) is a PBS Recommendation. Yarn (also with Bloodaxe) was published in autumn 2015. Maitreyabandhu lives and works at the London Buddhist Centre and has been ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order for 27 years. He has written three books on Buddhism.

Jnanadhara is chairman of the Dublin Buddhist Centre and has been ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order for 15 years.