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Reading “Hailstorm”

hailstormvideo by President Richard Reoch

The Awake in the World Festival in London devoted it’s second day to Remembering Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Among the many presenters was British actor Richard Hansell who offering a stunning reading of Trungpa Rinpoche’s poem, “Hailstorm”.

Also titled, “In the North of the Sky”, this epic poem describes the world as seen through Chogyam Trungpa’s mind’s eye. It does not build him up into something he is not, but, as the poem says, “he is what he is.”

“The world waits,” the poem says. The world waits for us to wake up. How perfect to include this reading of this poem on this day of remembering Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

On this day of Remembering Chogyam Trungpa, it was with great delight that Downton Abbey’s Medical Officer, MI-5’s Doctor and Judy and Jim’s “Rod”, Richard Hansell was able to join the Festival.

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3 responses to “ Reading “Hailstorm” ”
  1. Hamish Maclaren
    Jan 16, 2014

    The YouTube playlist of all 15 videos from Awake in the World, London 2013 is at http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6NEV4-tTI78Omq6lhSSRSks18HEvbD7w

    These all have closed captions in at least English and Spanish

    This is on the Shambhala London YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8a9xMmpZYmYY8kCIGJnaiw

  2. Hamish Maclaren
    Oct 29, 2013

    See also:
    Awake in the World, London, Opening Evening. 12-15 September, 2013. http://awakeintheworld2013.org .
    “Awake in the World Begins” http://shambhalatimes.org/2013/09/13/awake-in-the-world-begins/
    “Awake in the World” http://shambhalatimes.org/2013/04/08/awake-in-the-world/

    “When you sat in meditation, you taught the mountains stillness…” Francesca Fremantle poem http://shambhalatimes.org/2013/09/21/when-you-sat-in-meditation-you-taught-the-mountains-stillness/

    Awake in the World, a testimonial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jx4DrJEOCdk

    and Creating Enlightened Society Conferences” playlist http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLc6hCdSRt-x-Zyul9y2bpWk0aHpMS6qFM

  3. Linda V. Lewis
    Sep 16, 2013

    Wow! “Hailstorm” rocks! Bravo! Encore!

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