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Sangharakshita - The Poetry Interviews

On Fri, 5 May, 2017 - 20:49
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A series of ten personal interviews between Sangharakshita and Saddhanandi, reflecting on Sangharakshita’s own selections from his extensive body of poetry.

Each interview in this series begins with a lovely reading of the poem by Saddhanandi, and is followed by commentary from Sangharakshita on the verses - discussing his inspiration, the meanings behind the words, and what the poem has to say about spiritual life and his own personal history.

View the dedicated web space: ‘A Life In Verse’

The running order of the interviews is as follows, each taking the title of the poem in question:

01 Meditation

02 An Apology

03 The Family Reunion

04 The Root Speaks

05 Advent

06 The Mask

07 Love and Duty

08 The Bodhisattva’s Reply

09 In the Woods

10 Four Gifts

Read Sangharakshita’s Complete Poems (free eBook)

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Vajranatha's picture

Shame it is on soundcloud, that makes the files inaccessible in countries with slow internet. Will it be put on FBA too? That usually works ok.

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HI Vajranatha, sorry to hear you’re having trouble accessing on Soundcloud. We will post it to FBA too, though presumably the speed of internet connection (rather than the location, since they will be the same files) is the issue? 

In any case, we will also be making a dedicated web space for them in the next few months too. If sending them direct to you and others would be helpful, please do let us know.

Vajranatha's picture

Speed is half the issue. The other half is that soundcloud downloads seem to have sessions that expire after a while so you can’t just let files download & come back an hour later. FBA thankfully doesn’t do that.

Aryajit's picture

Really enjoying listening to this series- thank you!

Jnanacandra's picture

How can I download this? I would really like to listen to all these poetry interviews but certainly don’t want to do this sitting in front of my computer. I’d like to download it as mp3, but cannot find it on FBA or elsewhere in a downloadable format….

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Hi Jnanacandra, you can download the individual tracks from individual sets here: https://soundcloud.com/thebuddhistcentre/sets

The complete set is here: https://soundcloud.com/thebuddhistcentre/sets/sangharakshita-the-poetry-…

We’ll get them all up onto FBA soon and then they can be downloaded as full sets (zip files).

Jnanacandra's picture

I tried, but haven’t found out how to download anything, only how to play it…