The Dhammapada is one of the best known and best loved Buddhist texts, a sequence of verses traditionally said to have been spoken by the Buddha himself to help people on the path to liberation. In her version for Penguin Classics, Valerie J Roebuck seeks to translate the Pali into modern English verse that will keep the beauty and clarity of the original.

‘Fragile Earth’ by Robert Hammersley

Posted on: September 23rd, 2011 by admin No Comments


Valerie has been invited to chant some verses from the Dhammapada as part of a performance of a musical composition,’Fragile Earth’ by Robert Hammersley, to be premiered at 7.30 pm on 15 October 2011 at Dorchester Abbey, near Oxford.

She will be one of six chanters (or groups of chanters) representing six of the great faiths present in the UK today. All the texts used will be concerned with care for the environment and respect for our fellow beings.
For more information, or to book for the concert, click here.

Fragile Earth Poster

October 27 2011

A review of ‘Fragile Earth’ has now appeared in the Oxford Times.

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