Transcendence, detail from scroll, Rozome by Kiranada Sterling Benjamin
Betsy is now KIRANADA—
Betsy was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order www.aryaloka.org during a three-month retreat in Aragon, Spain and has become Kiranadä “she who gives or radiates moonlight”.
THE STORY OF THE SILK MOTH:
Kiranadā learns first-hand about its life cycle
Art From a Year of Silence
“Radiating Light: The Auspicious Path of Kiranada Sterling Benjamin,” Leanne Jewett. Fiber Art Now, Winter 2012. Download as pdf
cover article, by Katherine Aimone
April Issue, Fiber Arts Magazine
and see a review of Visual Meditations, a collaboration with Luanne Rimel,
in Surface Design Journal, Winter 2007
New Hampshire Chronicles interview with Kiranada: click here to view this magical seven minutes.
Watch “Kiranada - The Arts, Beauty, and the Greater Mandala” by thebuddhistcentre on Vimeo. Click here to view.
Here’s Kiranada from Aryaloka, celebrated artist and worker in non-harm silk, speaking on her return from a year on a Buddhist solitary retreat in the deep silence of the New Zealand bush. Filmed in the brilliant fall sunlight of New England, USA, Kiranada offers both down-to-earth suggestions for working in the ‘greater mandala’ of our lives through the Arts; and also inspiring verses and reflections on the place of silence, of craft, and of inner magic in a spiritual practice. Some beautiful gleaned moments of perception and insight from an artist in love with the great work she invites us all to take further in our own ways.
Recorded in Portsmouth, New Hampshire for the 2015 Triratna International Urban Retreat."
New website for Kiranada's Solitary Retreat in New Zealand
Hear Kiranada tell about the retreat
on Youtube NEW version, 1 hr.
2016 Workshops & Lectures
for schedule click here
Silk Painters International Juried Exhibition, Santa Fe NM
Award: Public’s Choice
New DVD now available
To order click here
More about the DVD
Now available: “Kiranada Sterling Benjamin,”
a retrospective catalogue of Kiranada’s work.
To order click here.
To read an article by Kiranada about exhibiting in Bali, click here
The World of Rozome just released in CD! More info and purchase