Next February a date has been scheduled to record a setting of 8 poems by Sangharakshita, with The Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the South African baritone Theo Magongoma. Entitled Sangharakshita Songs, they can be heard here in a piano version with Manidhara/Graham Titus:
Urthona Issue 36 ‘Unknown Landscapes’ will be out just after Xmas.
Landscapes move and uplift us in ways that are hard to pin down. Artists explore such emotional responses and bring clarity, awareness and transformational depth to the process. They help us to make the appreciation of landscape more conscious and meaningful.
As Christopher Neve in his wonderful book ‘Unquiet Landscape’ says of the work of Paul Nash: ‘pictures, like the landscape itself, enunciate with the greatest clarity a language that is beyond words.’
“Once upon a time, in a world where people were not exactly people and not exactly animals either, lived a numblevole.”
So begins The Song of the Numblevole, the story of a small but spirited creature created by British mitra Fran Martintroth, in partnership with Triratna Arts and Culture. What a great Christmas present!