Clocking in at 22 minutes “The Dam” is my longest composition thus far. The piece uses the metaphor of water flowing from source to ocean to illustrate this mysterious process that we usually refer to as life. It comprises eight distinct movements, identified as follows :
- 1. Source
- 2. River
- 3. Rapids
- 4. Dam
- 5. Immersion
Added by Christopher Stewart on August 6, 2009 at 4:02pm —
THE QUALITY LIFE
by Stephen Covey
Original Article can be found Here >>>
The secret life is the key to a quality life and that in turn is the key to a quality culture, products, and services. Once in New York City, I attended the Broadway play, The Secret Garden. The play was particularly poignant for me that evening because my mother had… Continue
Added by deZengo on August 5, 2009 at 4:13pm —
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Added by deZengo on August 5, 2009 at 4:03pm —
(Globe of Integration by Eugen Hofbauer, Herbert Kalleitner, and Susi Müller. Photo by Manfred Kielnhofer)
“The Chrome Lake” is the core middle part of “Entering The Stream,” the trilogy which begins with "Into The Ashram" and is completed by "Leaving The… Continue
Added by Christopher Stewart on August 4, 2009 at 5:30pm —
arts therapy might seem like something you would read about in Popular Science, but for students at the CHANCE Center for Girls in Bloomington Springs, the Indian Mound Farm for Boys in DeKalb County, and the Youth Impact Center in Crossville, it has become a powerful and popular tool to help them cope with the pressures of their daily life,” Phyllis Bennett, Executive Director, Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency… Continue
Added by The NamaSpirit on August 2, 2009 at 8:00pm —
The Farm EcoVillage Training Center
Come and join with others committed to restoring the earth through cultural transformation as we explore creative solutions to the challenges of our time.
The Interdependent Project
Interdependence Day was awesome here at the Land of Dandarius. We spent the day enjoying each others company while we… Continue
Added by The NamaSpirit on August 2, 2009 at 7:00pm —
Dear NamaSpirit Friends,
I have a question for yoga teachers / students / and any thinking mind regarding a dilemma between teaching yoga (for what yoga is about) and making money.
I saw a video (and it was funny, and I did laugh -- even though I didn't want to!) but it does make me worry a bit.… Continue
Added by The NamaSpirit on July 30, 2009 at 12:00pm —
(Ratha Yatra Festival in Puri, India / Painting by James Fergusson)
Juggernaut. Lots to say about this one. Make sure your seat is confortable...
I’ve started the writing for this singular piece on November… Continue
Added by Christopher Stewart on July 30, 2009 at 10:47am —
A dilema arises at some point when teaching yoga. The costs associated with getting "certified" are not necessarily deserved fees, but they are not cheap. You can count on spending several thousand dollars and a big chunk will be books, supplies, clothing, music, space rental and on...and on...
For those who wish to take the knowledge they have gained and put it to use, just like any other vocation or profession. Personally, I am not sure that certification is necessary depending on… Continue
Added by The NamaSpirit on July 29, 2009 at 11:30pm —
This was a message that was sent out to all members of another site that uplifts the spirit. I hope you enjoy.
Your friend is your needs answered.
He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.
And he is your board and your fireside.
For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace.
When your friend speaks his mind you fear not the "nay" in your own mind, nor do you withhold… Continue
Added by deZengo on July 29, 2009 at 8:30pm —
I believe rural communities have been practicing this for longer than most - but even we know there are times when we have to shop at the "shopping place who shall not be named!" because there are no local choices. However, when at all possible - if we begin to change how we think... if just 1/2 of all American households spent just $50.00 at there local stores / per month... Change would be possible? That's what they think, take a look and see if it makes sense for your local… Continue
Added by deZengo on July 29, 2009 at 4:30pm —
("Primeval Center" )
On a background of Wall Street Bailout and the Large Hadron Collider, “Void” paints the Buddhist concept of emptiness.
From Wikipedia :…
Added by Christopher Stewart on July 28, 2009 at 9:57pm —
We have recently updated our Tabs, so that the various purposes, people, practices and services can be in view.
In the forums we are adding sub-tabs to websites and online groups that deal with difficult truths. We also have added links to our various blogs.
And we have some friends we are bringing into view. And efforts that we respect, albeit in music, art and/or yoga.
One effort that stands out is Maiwa. Please check them out. They have done a great job with… Continue
Added by The NamaSpirit on July 28, 2009 at 3:00pm —
("Enigma" by Matías Argudín)
The third and fourth parts of “Leaving The Ashram” are respectively entitled “The Tabla Master’s Enigma” and “The Ordinary II.” Our unidentified introspective hero has completed his retreat and is going back to ordinary life.…
Added by Christopher Stewart on July 26, 2009 at 6:18pm —
(Detail from "Lenticular cloud")
Given its structure and contents, the second part of “Leftoverturned” could have been entitled “Informaëlstrom II” (ref: "1000 Radios"), but because of the undeniable influence of Modest Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain,” the full… Continue
Added by Christopher Stewart on July 21, 2009 at 11:40am —
(Detail from "American quilt" )
When I complete a composition there are often unused ideas left. Some of those I find actually pretty good but if I can’t see how to fit them into the piece then there’s not much choice but to discard them. For a while. Continue
Added by Christopher Stewart on July 8, 2009 at 12:11pm —
Let's get together there so we can share & explore various collaborative solutions. Some of us work together on projects that support something we believe in - like analog forestry or businesses that strive to constantly set the bar higher for their efforts to give back to the community they serve. A few care to educate about healthier lifestyle changes as a means of promoting well being & fighting corporate control through taking the source of power away - MONEY.
The money they… Continue
Added by deZengo on July 5, 2009 at 12:01am —
That just because two people argue,
it doesn't mean they don't love each other.
And just because they don't argue,
it doesn't mean they do love each other.
That we don't have to change friends
if we understand that friends change.
That no matter how good a friend is,
they're going to hurt you every once in a while
and you must… Continue
Added by deZengo on June 30, 2009 at 10:34am —
(Detail from a Postcard, Unknown Artist)
“Leaving The Ashram” is the third chapter of "Entering The Stream," a trilogy describing an episode of intense introspection that will most likely open our second album. Continue
An instrumental suite in four movements (Meditative Walk, Running The Last Stretch, The Tabla Master’s Enigma, and The…
Added by Christopher Stewart on June 30, 2009 at 8:41am —
(Polygraph from U.S. Patent 4,333,084)
The first part of "Polygraph" is entitled “Exposition” and aims to evoke a somewhat peaceful and relaxed dialogue, before the relationship slowly degrades to the point of sourness as personal values and beliefs are questioned and subjected to… Continue
Added by Christopher Stewart on June 26, 2009 at 10:18am —