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Vishvapani on the radio

By Munisha on Fri, 11 Jul, 2014 - 17:09

Vishvapani on the radio

By Munisha on Fri, 11 Jul, 2014 - 17:09Triratna’s Vishvapani lives in Cardiff, Wales, and broadcasts regularly on Buddhism and mindfulness in the UK media. Here’s a roundup of broadcasts from the last couple of months.

Thought for the Day is a 2-minute daily slot on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme, where people of several faiths offer comment on current affairs. Here are his latest offerings.

14th May 2014 The Buddha’s Significance Today (his Buddha Day talk)
27th June 2014 ...
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Buddhist Recovery Network on New Zealand Radio

By lokabandhu on Wed, 26 Mar, 2014 - 05:48

Buddhist Recovery Network on New Zealand Radio

By lokabandhu on Wed, 26 Mar, 2014 - 05:48The Buddhist Recovery Network is a worldwide network of people and groups dedicated to supporting the use of Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices to help people recover from the suffering caused by addictive behaviors. Their New Zealand rep, Navachitta, a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order and teacher at Triratna’s Auckland Buddhist Centre, recently appeared on Radio New Zealand’s ‘Spiritual Outlook’ programme. Natalie Grace writes with the details, saying:

“Many very successful addiction recovery programmes...
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Buddhafield Festival 2013 - Soundscape!

By Candradasa on Tue, 24 Sep, 2013 - 19:18
*updated* The talks from the Dharma Parlour are now online!

An amazing soundscape that manages to capture much of the spirit and music of summer’s Buddhafield Festival, in all its myriad glory. Alice Armstrong produced this podcast tableau especially for the Buddhafield team and introduces us to characters from around the festival site, evoking the landscape and the spirit of the community beautifully. Hundreds of voices ring clearly out of their own inspiration and it’s...
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Vishvapani's 'Thought for the Day' on Aung San Suu Kyi - and more...

By lokabandhu on Fri, 20 Apr, 2012 - 06:09

Vishvapani's 'Thought for the Day' on Aung San Suu Kyi - and more...

By lokabandhu on Fri, 20 Apr, 2012 - 06:09Vishvapani writes with news of his latest broadcast for BBC Radio 4’s popular ‘Thought for the Day’, plus links to a number of fascinating articles exploring Buddhism in the modern world from a Triratna perspective, all recently published on his blog ‘Wise Attention’. He says -

“On Saturday April 14th I did another Thought for the Day broadcast on BBC Radio 4 prompted by David Cameron’s meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi the...
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Vishvapani broadcasts ‘Thought for the Day’ on BBC Radio 4

By lokabandhu on Sun, 8 Jan, 2012 - 06:29

Vishvapani broadcasts ‘Thought for the Day’ on BBC Radio 4

By lokabandhu on Sun, 8 Jan, 2012 - 06:29Vishvapani, a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order probably best-known for his biography of Gautama Buddhia: the Life and Teachings of the Awakened One’, writes to say -

“I’m currently doing a series of ‘Thought for the Day’ broadcasts on BBC Radio 4. The one this week was on the theme of ‘The Dharma of Dickens’, and you should find both text and audio versions here. I will be doing two more which you can listen...
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Kavyasiddhi Pauses for Thought on BBC Radio 2

By lokabandhu on Sun, 31 Jul, 2011 - 11:06

Kavyasiddhi Pauses for Thought on BBC Radio 2

By lokabandhu on Sun, 31 Jul, 2011 - 11:06Kavyasiddhi, a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order and regular contributor to BBC Radio 2’s ‘Pause for Thought’, writes from her home in Manchester, UK, with some reflections on her latest series. She says -

‘You sound too meditative - think of the Lady Gaga track following you!’

“This feedback came from the BBC producer editing my overnight Pause for Thoughts. He has a point; most people tune to Radio 2 in the middle...