The Ecstasy of Silence
A wild Taoist hermit poet who lived at the borders of recorded history, Cold Mountain left his poems inscribed on rocks in the silent valleys of Southern China. Here Richard uses Cold Mountain as a springboard into the famed Rivers and Mountains poetic lineage of Ancient China. Framed by the haunting flute of Shakuhachi Master Adrian Freedman, this contemplation probes the depths of those mountain silences, out of which the earliest eddies of ecstasy formed. Deeply embedded with pregnant silences, this is a masterful monologue that drops one deep into the echoing silence of the heart of being.
The Ecstatics is a series of beautiful monologues set to music, exploring the life and work of some of the greatest saints, poets and mystics of all time. In this time of uncertainty and change, these are the people we should be listening to most intently – their message is the clearest and most vital there has ever been. This is a deeply soulful series, much loved and listened to by many all around the world…