Slow Radio - Meditations From A Monastery

Five 'slow radio' soundscapes, featuring themes from monastic life.

>The programmes allow the listener to appreciate life at a monk's pace, reflecting the gentleness and calm of monastic life. Listeners will hear musings from the monks themselves, interspersed with their singing and sounds from the natural world. The series is available for download as a podcast. It accompanies the BBC 4 television series Retreat: Meditations from a Monastery, which visits the monasteries in search of inner peace, presenting an alternative to the hectic pace of modern daily life.

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01Silence20171023

Five slow radio soundscapes featuring themes from the monastic life, starting with silence

Five 'slow radio' soundscapes, featuring themes from monastic life. Tonight, in the first in the series, monks from Downside, Belmont and Pluscarden Abbeys meditate on the subject of silence, against a background of chant and sounds evocative of the peace and serenity of the monastery. The programmes allow the listener to appreciate life at a monk's pace, reflecting the gentleness and calm of monastic life. Listeners will hear musings from the monks themselves, interspersed with their singing and sounds from the natural world. The series is available for download as a podcast. It accompanies the BBC 4 television series Retreat: Meditations from a Monastery, which visits the monasteries in search of inner peace, presenting an alternative to the hectic pace of modern daily life.

Tonight, in the first in the series, monks from Downside, Belmont and Pluscarden Abbeys meditate on the subject of silence, against a background of chant and sounds evocative of the peace and serenity of the monastery.

02Prayer20171024

Five slow radio soundscapes, featuring themes from the monastic life.

03Work20171025

Five slow radio soundscapes, featuring themes from monastic life, starting with work.

Five 'slow radio' soundscapes, featuring themes from monastic life. Tonight, in the third in the series, monks from Downside, Belmont and Pluscarden Abbeys meditate on the subject of work, against a background of chant and sounds evocative of the peace and serenity of the monastery.
The programmes allow the listener to appreciate life at a monk's pace, reflecting the gentleness and calm of monastic life. Listeners will hear musings from the monks themselves, interspersed with their singing and sounds from the natural world. The series is available for download as a podcast. It accompanies the BBC 4 television series Retreat: Meditations from a Monastery, which visits the monasteries in search of inner peace, presenting an alternative to the hectic pace of modern daily life.

Tonight, in the third in the series, monks from Downside, Belmont and Pluscarden Abbeys meditate on the subject of work, against a background of chant and sounds evocative of the peace and serenity of the monastery.

04Meditation20171026

Slow radio soundscapes, featuring themes from monastic life, focusing on meditation.

Five 'slow radio' soundscapes, featuring themes from monastic life. Tonight, in the fourth in the series, monks from Downside, Belmont and Pluscarden Abbeys meditate on the subject of meditation, against a background of chant and sounds evocative of the peace and serenity of the monastery.
The programmes allow the listener to appreciate life at a monk's pace, reflecting the gentleness and calm of monastic life. Listeners will hear musings from the monks themselves, interspersed with their singing and sounds from the natural world. The series is available for download as a podcast. It accompanies the BBC 4 television series Retreat: Meditations from a Monastery, which visits the monasteries in search of inner peace, presenting an alternative to the hectic pace of modern daily life.

Tonight, in the fourth in the series, monks from Downside, Belmont and Pluscarden Abbeys meditate on the subject of meditation, against a background of chant and sounds evocative of the peace and serenity of the monastery.

05Love20171027

Five slow radio landscapes, featuring themes from monastic life, focusing on love.

Five 'slow radio' soundscapes, featuring themes from monastic life. Tonight, in the last in the series, monks from Downside, Belmont and Pluscarden Abbeys meditate on the subject of love, against a background of chant and sounds evocative of the peace and serenity of the monastery.
The programmes allow the listener to appreciate life at a monk's pace, reflecting the gentleness and calm of monastic life. Listeners will hear musings from the monks themselves, interspersed with their singing and sounds from the natural world. The series is available for download as a podcast. It accompanies the BBC 4 television series Retreat: Meditations from a Monastery, which visits the monasteries in search of inner peace, presenting an alternative to the hectic pace of modern daily life.

05 LASTLove20171027

Tonight, in the last in the series, monks from Downside, Belmont and Pluscarden Abbeys meditate on the subject of love, against a background of chant and sounds evocative of the peace and serenity of the monastery.