Arts, Ideas, Culture




Maitreyabandhu is one of the LBC’s most experienced teachers, and the author of Life with Full Attention and The Journey and the Guide. He is also a published poet – so to celebrate his 60th birthday he’ll be in conversation with his friend Jnanavaca and reading from his three Bloodaxe collections: The Crumb Road (2013), Yarn (2015), and After Cézanne (2019). He’ll be talking about poetry, his life as a Buddhist, and how he feels about turning 60!

Tune in on YouTube 7pm on Saturday the 5th June

PoetryEast is an ongoing series of cultural events at the London Buddhist Centre and online, hosted by Maitreyabandhu, exploring the meaning and value of the arts. Each event focuses on the life and work of a single guest artist, by way of an interview and a reading. Previous guests have included Jorie GrahamColm Tóibín and the psychiatrist and thinker Iain McGilchrist.