Announcements


2018 Photo Album now available to view

posted 17 Nov 2018, 11:40 by Buddha Maitreya   [ updated 17 Nov 2018, 11:41 ]

Sunday Meditation, November 4th

posted 19 Oct 2018, 13:34 by Buddha Maitreya   [ updated 23 Oct 2018, 11:56 ]

Autumn is here - time for reflection and inner self awareness.

Join us for Sunday meditation in Pureland with Autumn colour - a day of relaxation and peace.

Price: £30 all inclusive meditation, garden viewing, lunch, afternoon refreshment.

Please phone me on 01777 228 567 to arrange.

Hope to see you soon - Maitreya.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Hi7hQ1URbcmDByQg8

Nature's Heart Concert this Sunday!

posted 9 Aug 2018, 15:08 by Buddha Maitreya   [ updated 9 Aug 2018, 15:08 ]

Maitreya holds concerts every summer at the garden. Entitled "Nature's Heart concert". It features beautiful, soul-evoking songs, wisdom, haiku poetry and pure meditation. Join us for a day of spiritual awakening!

3pm-5:30pm, Sunday 12th August, 2018.

Pureland, Trent Lane, North Clifton, NG23 7AT.

Nature's Heart Concert postponed - new date Sunday, August 12th

posted 29 Jul 2018, 12:39 by Buddha Maitreya   [ updated 29 Jul 2018, 12:44 ]


Due to bad weather,  the concert due to be held on July 29th has been postponed. The new date for the concert is Sunday, August 12th, 3:00pm-5:30pm.

Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused. We look forward to seeing you on August 12th.

Tickets can be purchased online here, or on the day at the reception.

New Pureland Garden Video

posted 21 May 2018, 09:22 by Buddha Maitreya   [ updated 21 May 2018, 10:54 ]


A new compilation of the changing seasons in the Japanese Garden, filmed by Maitreya. Watch now on YouTube, and purchase a copy for download in our online shop.

Maitreya's Centre in India

posted 7 May 2018, 10:32 by Buddha Maitreya   [ updated 20 Jun 2018, 08:10 ]


Buddha Maitreya's Meditation Centre and Japanese Garden for New Civilization

Pankaj Padghan, president of Buddhasasana Foundation, has been very enthusiastic to open another Buddha Maitreya Meditation Centre in India. Last year, Maitreya agreed, and has recently sent him the plans of the centre with a pagoda-style building and Japanese Garden just like Pureland. Maitreya will visit India in November this year to start the project and demonstrate his teaching.

Space to Breathe featured in Shakkei

posted 3 May 2018, 15:03 by Buddha Maitreya   [ updated 3 May 2018, 15:05 ]

Japanese Garden Society

Maitreya's book, Space to Breathe - Thoughts from a Japanese Garden, has been reviewed in Shakkei, the journal of the Japanese Garden Society - http://www.jgs.org.uk/what-we-do/publications/

A few excerpts - 
  • "...rather than the normal 'how the garden was built' book we have the magnificent 'how the garden speaks to me' text in which Maitreya describes, with some lovely poetry, how he feels when he is his garden."
  • "...an enchanting and fascinating book, which I heartily recommend."

Maitreya sang Asimbonanga

posted 29 Mar 2018, 14:34 by Buddha Maitreya   [ updated 4 Apr 2018, 09:53 ]


Maitreya sang the song Asimbonanga, a tribute to Nelson Mandela, with the Drakondale Girls Choir at the concert in Hilton, South Africa, on March 21st.

The hall was packed and all went well. The song was highly praised, and favoured with comments such as "beautiful and moving" and "moved me to tears". The choir girls later commented that they loved singing with Maitreya.

A musician who attended said to Maitreya, "You are the only Japanese, as far as I know, who has sung Asimbonanga, and also the oldest man to have sung it." She quickly tried to correct this by saying she meant "most mature" rather than "oldest", but Maitreya said, "I prefer 'old man', since I am still growing!"

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Japanese garden in South Africa

posted 29 Mar 2018, 14:26 by Buddha Maitreya   [ updated 29 Mar 2018, 14:27 ]


On his last visit, Maitreya was asked to create a Japanese garden in Drakondale Girls Choir School. Maitreya is a shareholder and board member of the school.

Now he has presented his plan, including a pond, amphitheatre and auditorium, to the founder and principal of the school, which was received rapturously. The cost of the structures is being estimated by the architect, and once finalized, work can commence with the help of the local garden society.

We look forward to showing you the photos of this new garden!

http://www.drakondale.co.za/


Photos from the winter garden

posted 21 Feb 2018, 00:03 by Buddha Maitreya   [ updated 21 Feb 2018, 00:03 ]

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