Thursday, August 28, 2008

Sa Ding Ding - Alive (Sanskrit Version)

Here's who I went to see at the World Culture Festival last weekend. She was STUNNING in every way - her voice, her movements, her costumes, her show, her dancers. She sings in Tibetan, Sanskrit, Mongolian,Chinese, and her own very shamanic language. I understand she is only 23 years old! A rising star. And this video is so magical.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Ice Music: Moon Magic

Here's something amazing a friend told me to look at. We were thinking of what kind of music we wanted for a film we are doing together. (No, I can't say anything else about it. Too soon!)Incroyable.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Buddhist Bliss

Spent a wonderful weekend at Jampa Ling, my favourite Buddhist Centre, where I go to restore and refresh my body and soul. It was a work weekend so I headed out to toil happily in the garden for two days, weeding the path. (Ah, yes, one must always weed the path of life.) There were morning pujas - I got up at 7:00 a.m.! - and afternoon meditations on the misconception of self, and evening pujas of the White Tara. ("Look with compassion on those of us who are drowning in the ocean of suffering.") Also some magical Tai chi with Romy and Spanish poems from Hera and chats with Des and Bonnie and Theresa and William and Vishnu and Sarah. Also, profound words from Ani-la. Now I'm back at my computer writing and writing. Only three chapters to go!!! (Photo credit: Sarah Wood)

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Alice's Rabbit

Dashing about, looking at my watch, more than half-way through book, must keep going. I'm late! I'm late!