Performing & Performance: Universal.

Chanting of Mantras, invocation of sacred shlokas and hymns, singing of prayers can also be considered as a kind of divine performing arts. Pouring devotion into these makes them performance arts as well. (Image credit: Both by Napatt Piyawongwatthana. The featured image at the top of the page shows Ganga Arati in progress, after the … Continue reading Performing & Performance: Universal.

Artistic Yoga = Yogic Arts: Esoteric Explorations by Yoginis & Yogis

01 – 28 June 2019 / 20 "As when the mantra sinks in Yoga’s ear, Its message enters stirring the blind brain And keeps in the dim ignorant cells its sound; The hearer understands a form of words And, musing on the index thought it holds, He strives to read it with the labouring mind, … Continue reading Artistic Yoga = Yogic Arts: Esoteric Explorations by Yoginis & Yogis

Physical Residencies: 12 from Jan to Dec

The 12 Physical Residencies programmes are located at the premises of AZIMVTH Ashram in Haridwar, India. Selected participants travel from any part of the world to Haridwar and reside at AZIMVTH Ashram at Haridwar in India. There are 12 standard residency programmes from January to December. Across the year, various ancient Indian celebrations and observances … Continue reading Physical Residencies: 12 from Jan to Dec

Celestial Forest: Astrology, Ayurveda, and Art

"Alive and clad with trees and herbs and flowers Earth’s great brown body smiled towards the skies, Azure replied to azure in the sea’s laugh; New sentient creatures filled the unseen depths, Life’s glory and swiftness ran in the beauty of beasts, Man dared and thought and met with his soul the world." E-residency: The … Continue reading Celestial Forest: Astrology, Ayurveda, and Art

Shiva’s Tesseract: Writing De-myth.

01 – 28 February 2019 / 2020 (28 days) “A huge inertness is the world’s defence, Even in change is treasured changelessness; Into inertia revolution sinks, In a new dress the old resumes its role; The Energy acts, the stable is its seal: On Shiva’s breast is stayed the enormous dance.” Cooper and Murph’s dialogues, … Continue reading Shiva’s Tesseract: Writing De-myth.

Spinning of cotton and wool

Various village industries still thrive in Haridwar. One such industry is spinning of raw cotton to make threads using Mahatma Gandhi's Charkha, the spinning-wheel. Cotton spinning Mira behn (born in 1892 as Madeleine Slade) was the daughter of a British commander of naval forces. She was a piano-artist. when she met Romain Rolland, he asked … Continue reading Spinning of cotton and wool