#410 Seeking Refuge
Stories of escaping the chaos. Fleeing from a war zone. Going on a meditation retreat, and looking for ways to retreat from the retreat.
‘Enlightenment Now’ by Evana Ho
When Evana Ho went on a week-long silent meditation retreat, she wasn’t really sure what she wanted. Inner peace? Maybe. An interesting experience – certainly. She got more than she bargained for.
Evana is the creator of the Love, Canberra: a podcast of intimate conversations about love, sex and relationships, from the capital of Australia.
Producer: Evana Ho
Supervising producer: Ryan Pemberton
Sound design: Ryan Pemberton
Music: ‘Introspection’ by Red Dictionary, ‘Meditation Acquatic’ by 369, ‘Betawaves for Concentration’ by Joseph Beg, ‘Setting Pace’ by Blue Dot Sessions, ‘The Cornice’ by Blue Dot Sessions, ‘Lovers Hollow’ by Blue Dot Sessions, ‘Night Light’ by Blue Dot Sessions, ‘It’s Late’ by Queen, ‘Dance Me To The End Of Love’ by Leonard Cohen, ‘Hallelujah’ by Leonard Cohen
‘The Safest Place’ by Sara Mir
This is a story about aerial bombardment and its long term traumatic effect.
Sara is one of the organisers of the Refugee Art Project, which runs art workshops for refugees and asylum seekers at the Villawood detention centre.
This story is a reading of Sara Mir’s comic ‘The Safest Place.’ It was recorded at Read To Me, a live storytelling night in Sydney.
Storyteller: Sara Mir
Sound design and original composition: Elina Godwin
All The Best credits:
Executive Producer: Ryan Pemberton
Victorian State Coordinator: Jordan Fennell
Host: Maddy Macquine
Episode mix and compile: Elina Godwin
Community Coordinators: Chloe Gillespie and Danni Stewart
SYN Community Coordinator: Lee Robinson
Social Media Producer: Matilda Fay
Photo credit: Sara Mir