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A String of Luxuriant Gemstones

Paris Kirby BFA, PG Diploma, New Zealand “I liked the consistency – time and space for learning.” About Paris is a full-time visual artist and casual lecturer at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, University in Auckland, New Zealand. Her father is a professional photographer. She has received the following awards – AMP Dare to … Continue reading A String of Luxuriant Gemstones

Constellations of the Greens

Anna Michelis BFA, Canada “Unforgettable experience to spend my birth day evening at the Ganga Aarati on the full moon!” About Anna works for the National Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Canada. She primarily works with various intaglio techniques (photo intaglio and etching), and also sometimes combines silkscreen printing techniques. Her style and aesthetic focus … Continue reading Constellations of the Greens

Digitally Divine

William Sullivan Brown USA Bachelor of Arts in Animation and Digital Arts, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California. “Within hours of arriving in India, I accompanied Tarun Kumar for a group audience / talk with HH Dalai Lama!” About Sully works as an illustrator and animation production designer for television at Los Angeles, … Continue reading Digitally Divine

Haridwar LibatIONS Community Group

Haridwar LibatIONS, located in Haridwar India, is a community group and part of the Institute of Noetic Sciences Community Group Network. Noetic Sciences (Noetic Sciences is) A multidisciplinary field that brings objective scientific tools and techniques together with subjective inner knowing to study the full range of human experiences. IONS (The goal of IONS is) … Continue reading Haridwar LibatIONS Community Group

Ganesh Chaturthi in Haridwar

Major festival Ganesh Chaturthi is the festival celebrating birth anniversary of the elephant headed Lord Ganesha, the God of new beginnings. Although it is celebrated almost all over India, and many other countries, it is the chief festival of the state of Maharashtra, of which Mumbai (earlier name: Bombay) is the capital city. New York … Continue reading Ganesh Chaturthi in Haridwar

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.

Mantra Chanting

A "Mantra" may generally be considered as a sacred set of words and thoughts communicating an invocation or prayer. a mantra could also be just some syllables, for example, Beej-Mantra or Seed-Mantra. Mantras originated in Hinduism and were later adopted into other eastern beliefs in Buddhism, chiefly in Tibet, mainland China, japan and other Asian … Continue reading Mantra Chanting