Announcements


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 ]

Book launch for Space to Breathe - Sunday 18th February

posted 4 Feb 2018, 04:01 by Buddha Maitreya   [ updated 4 Feb 2018, 04:01 ]


Our second book launch for Space to Breathe is only two weeks away!

Space to Breathe is a photographic and seasonal journey through this Japanese garden with haiku poetry from Maitreya.

After the success of our first launch event at Pureland, the second one will be held on Sunday 18th February 2018 from 12pm-3pm at the Book Fayre Matthew Temple House, The Broadway, Woodhall Spa, LN10 6ST.

Map:
https://goo.gl/maps/RJV17NmevN92

The Book Fayre


Website:

We look forward to seeing you there!



Space to Breathe reviews

posted 22 Jan 2018, 09:36 by Buddha Maitreya   [ updated 22 Jan 2018, 09:37 ]



    It is hard to believe whilst reading this exquisite book that you are in Nottinghamshire. The beautiful photographs complement Maitreya's insightful attitude to life portrayed through his haiku and other writing. You are taken on a beautiful, peaceful journey through the seasons and will finish the book with a sense of wonder and calm. A remarkable achievement by a remarkable man.
William Booth


    I had the privilege of being one of the first people to receive a copy of Space to Breathe.
    For the past four decades, Maitreya has been teaching a simple and pure form of meditation at his Pure Land Centre in North Clifton. He created a Japanese garden, a reflection of his native Japanese countryside, combining British plants and Oriental style. Over the years, the garden has evolved into one of the most beautiful in the world.
    Now with the release of Space to Breathe, Maitreya’s moving words, in both English and Japanese calligraphy, are blended on the page into fantastic arrangements with photos of Pure Land by Pauline Bell, making this one of the most beautiful books in the world.
    Themed around the four seasons, every page is colourful and evocative, a work of art in itself. Each page frames Maitreya’s poetry, stories from his life, and teachings. Thought-provoking and soul-stirring, his clear, simple words allude to a greater truth.
    My only criticism is that the book would have been even better in a larger format, so one can appreciate the imagery even more.
Barnaby Chambers


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