Adi Da Up Close Audio/Video Library: 2014


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Adi Da Samraj Per Vivaldi 2014video
poster: Numinous Involvements Production
length: 02:49
date added: January 10, 2015
event date: July 21, 2014
language: English
On July 21 and 22, 2014, The Florence Dance Company performed the multimedia dance event, Quattro Maggiore ("Four Seasons") — set to the music of Vivaldi (his most well-known work, "Quattro Maggiore", performed live) and the art of Adi Da Samraj. The venue was the courtyard of the historic Bargello Museum in Florence.
tags:
Image-Art   Florence Dance Company  

Adidam Australia Retreat: October, 2014video
poster: The Frankie Velvet Show
length: 04:35
date added: December 30, 2014
event date: October 2014
language: English
A brief glimpse of the October, 2014 Adidam Australia retreat at Gunnabah, Northern New South Wales, hosted by longtime devotee, James Steinberg, and focused on the theme, "The Ancient Walk-About Way", and taking place over three days.

More about the retreat here.
tags:
retreat  

The Mummery-Cult Of Pairs Set Freevideo
poster: Matt Braithwaite
speaker: Steve Brown
length: 04:34
date added: November 2, 2014
event date: October 2014
language: English
In response to Shakespeare's famous monologue, "All the world's a stage", from his play, As You Like It, Adi Da Samraj wrote the extraordinary poem, "The Mummery-Cult Of Pairs Set Free", which appears in His Happenine Book.

Because Adi Da intended this as a direct response to William Shakespeare, reciter Steve Brown is standing before the River Avon in Stratford, Shakespeare's hometown.

Videographer: Matt Braithwaite
tags:
poem   Steve Brown   Orpheum  

3WBC Radio Interview of James Steinbergaudio
poster: AdiDaUpClose
speakers: James Steinberg, Jan Bucknell
length: 53:05
date added: October 16, 2014
event date: October 16, 2014
language: English
Devotee James Steinberg is interviewed about Adi Da and Adidam on 3WBC 94.1 FM, Melbourne, Australia on October 16, 2014, for the program, "Jazz and Spiritual", hosted by Bill Livingston, Minister at Unity of Melbourne. Australian devotee Jan Bucknell also joins in the conversation every now and then.

The program ends (at 47:14) with a recording of Adi Da reciting from The Spiritual Gospel of Jesus of Galilee, Adi Da's rendition of "The New Testament" (available on CD).

Music (during breaks) from Naamleela Free Jones' CD, In The Time Of Light; and from What To Remember To Be Happy (reciter: Jonah Strauss, piano: Ray Lynch).
tags:
interview   radio   CD   James Steinberg  

Dancing on the Bridge of the Worldvideo
poster: An Hana
length: 05:56
date added: October 3, 2014
event date: July 24, 2014
language: English
On the evening of July 24, 2014, The Florence Dance Company performed the multimedia dance event, Quattro Maggiore ("Four Seasons") — set to the music of Vivaldi (his most well-known work, "Quattro Maggiore", performed live) and the art of Adi Da Samraj. The performance was called "Dancing on the Bridge of the World", because it took place on the Ponte Vecchio, a medieval multi-arch bridge over the Arno River in Florence, Italy. The Ponte Vecchio is one of the most historic bridges in the world, and the earliest bridge at this spot is believed to have been built in Roman times.

This slideshow includes photographs of "Dancing on the Bridge of the World" by Richard Osbourne.

Music is by Aaron Nakagawa.
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Image-Art   Florence Dance Company  

Dancing on the Bridge of the Worldvideo
poster: Matt Braithwaite
length: 14:19
date added: August 23, 2014
event date: July 24, 2014
language: English
On the evening of July 24, 2014, The Florence Dance Company performed the multimedia dance event, Quattro Maggiore ("Four Seasons") — set to the music of Vivaldi (his most well-known work, "Quattro Maggiore", performed live) and the art of Adi Da Samraj. The performance was called "Dancing on the Bridge of the World", because it took place on the Ponte Vecchio, a medieval multi-arch bridge over the Arno River in Florence, Italy. The Ponte Vecchio is one of the most historic bridges in the world, and the earliest bridge at this spot is believed to have been built in Roman times.

The video shows devotees preparing and transporting Adi Da's Image-Art to the Ponte Vecchio, followed by clips of the performance itself. The video also includes after-performance interviews with devotees Hanneke Vlaar (patron of the European Danda's Bright Room Gallery, the world's largest standing collection of Adi Da's Image-Art), Matt Braithwaite, and Ruchiradama Nadikanta.

Videographer: Matt Braithwaite
tags:
Image-Art   Florence Dance Company  

Melbourne Mission Report: July, 2014video
poster: Adidam Australia
speakers: Elze Wit, Daniel Green
length: 14:16
date added: August 19, 2014
event date: July 26, 2014
language: English
Devotees Elze Wit and Daniel Green report on Adidam's participation in the "Australian Fair for Freedom of Belief and Religion" at MONA (the Museum of Old and New Art) in Hobart, Tasmania, July 26-27, 2014.

Quattro Maggiore at the Four Seasons Hotel in Florencevideo
poster: MASSOUTREACH
length: 08:26
date added: August 3, 2014
event date: July 24, 2014
language: English
On July 24, 2014, The Florence Dance Company performed the multimedia dance event, Quattro Maggiore ("Four Seasons") — set to the music of Vivaldi (his most well-known work, "Quattro Maggiore", performed live) and the art of Adi Da Samraj. The venue was the Gherardesca Garden outside the Four Seasons Hotel in Florence (the host for the event).

The video opens by zooming in on Adi Da's art works being featured on the walls of The Four Seasons Hotel during the time leading up to the performance. We then see Adi Da's art being carried to the dance stage (where it will serve as the backdrop), followed by the dancers rehearsing, and the guests awaiting the performance. Keith Ferrone, director of the Florence Dance Company, then introduces the multimedia event, followed by the performance itself. (Note how the colors of Adi Da's art in the background change with the changing seasons.) After the performance are festivities in the Hotel itself, accompanied by synchronized swimming performances in the pool. . . while all the while, Adi Da's art continues to Radiate in the background.

Videographer: Matt Braithwaite
tags:
Image-Art   Florence Dance Company  

Terry Patten Interviewvideo
poster: Eivind Figenschau Skjellum
speaker: Terry Patten
length: 07:31
date added: August 2, 2014
event date: July 2014
language: English
Excerpt from Eivind Figenschau Skjellum's interview of Terry Patten, author and well-known teacher of Integral Spirituality.

Terry talks about the time he spent in Adi Da's Company — and the Miracle to which he can bear witness, and for which he will be forever grateful.

Sacred Music and Practice of the Way of Adidamvideo
poster: brightworld1
length: 01:53
date added: July 28, 2014
event date: July 2014
language: English
Devotees describe the beneficial impact of sacred music on their practice of the Way of Adidam, during the Celebration of Da Purnima on Adi Da Samrajashram, in July, 2014. The music was performed by John Wubbenhorst and Peter Van Gelder (sitar), on many different occasions.

John writes: "It was a very full Celebration of Da Purnima at Adi Da Samrajashram in Fiji. Peter Van Gelder (sitar) and myself (bansuri flute) came for music service and we were very busy every day. Each morning we would sit for several hours practicing the most refined compositions from Peter's music guru Ali Akbar Khan and we would chose what we felt would be the best gifts for our Guru, Adi Da, that day. Almost every day there would be offerings and also many chanting occasions. It is very tangible the difference between playing at Adi Da Samrajashram and playing music anywhere else. The island is so full of Beloved Adi Da that as soon as we would start to play, we would feel the music coming from a deeper place and that would in turn help everyone to drop into deeper communion with Beloved, which would then allow the music to be deeper — and on and on."
tags:
music  

Quattro Maggiore 2014: A Multimedia Dance Eventvideo
poster: Matt Braithwaite
length: 05:49
date added: July 26, 2014
event date: July 20, 2014
language: English
On July 21 and 22, 2014, The Florence Dance Company performed the multimedia dance event, Quattro Maggiore ("Four Seasons") — set to the music of Vivaldi (his most well-known work, "Quattro Maggiore", performed live) and the art of Adi Da Samraj. The venue was the courtyard of the historic Bargello Museum in Florence.

This video clip provides an introduction to the place (Florence), the dancers, the musicians, the art (images from Adi Da's Geome One: Alberti's Window, in four different colorings for the four seasons), and the costumes (which were color-coordinated with the art).

Also in this clip: Italian art critic, Giuliano Serafini (author of Matisse e il Mediterraneo and Goya), praises the combination of music, dance, and art: "It's the best!". Serafini, Keith Ferrone (director of the Florence Dance Company), and Ruchiradama Nadikanta all note the technological advance represented by the LED lighting in the back panels, that brought out the color in Adi Da's art to a far greater degree than in previous performances (assisted by new fabrications of Adi Da's art), and enlivened the dancers' performance.

Ruchiradama Nadikanta: "Absolutely exquisite! . . . It was one symphony — of dance, and art, and music. . . Adi Da was immensely present, infusing every note and every step, as well as shining through His extraordinary Art. . . You feel [the dancers] really dancing to the Art."

Videographer: Matt Braithwaite
tags:
Image-Art   Florence Dance Company  

Da Purnima Instrumental Piece: July 13, 2014video
poster: Damask23Rose
length: 34:02
date added: July 15, 2014
event date: July 13, 2014
language: English
Contemplative instrumental piece performed for a Da Purnima Puja in Temple Adi Da at Adi Da Samrajashram. Devotees invoke Adi Da (with The First Great Invocation) at the very beginning of the musical performance period.

Piece composed by Pauline Chew. With Aaron Nakagawa on slide guitar and Bill Somers on clarinet.
tags:
chant   music  

Where is Heaven?video
poster: Mormon Transhumanist Association
speaker: Mike LaTorra
length: 41:02
date added: July 4, 2014
event date: May 10, 2014
language: English
A video of the talk, "Where is Heaven?", by devotee, professor, and Zen Abbot Michael LaTorra - one of 14 talks by speakers of different religious faiths at the Religion and Transhumanism Conference in Oakland, California, on May 10, 2014. This conference was co-sponsored by the Brighter Brains Institute and the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, and videoed by the Mormon Transhumanist Association.

Transhumanism is a movement whose goal is to fundamentally transform the human condition by developing and making widely available technologies to greatly enhance human intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities and overcome present liabilities, including brief lifespan and limits on intelligence (e.g., through integration with artificial intelligence aids or networks).

What transhumanism and religion share is the question: what is the greatest potential (or destiny) for human beings, and how can it be realized (technologically, spiritually, etc.)?

"Heaven" is a popular subject these days - The Five People You Meet in Heaven, Heaven Is for Real, and Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife are all huge, recent bestsellers. Because "heaven" is used in many familiar religions to signify the ultimate human destiny, Mike uses it as his jumping off point for this talk (which introduces the Buddhist view and the Adidam view). He distinguishes different kinds of "heavens", introducing Adi Da's "seven stages of life" framework, the Cosmic Mandala (as a "map" that helps answer the talk's title question), and other esoteric concepts helpful in understanding our ultimate potential. He draws on stories about visiting other realms, from devotees Anne Rogers and Connie Mantas and from Adi Da Himself.

[For a related exploration of these themes of human potential, technology, and spirituality, read our article, We Are Consciousness Itself.]

The Mystical Positivist: Interview with Leroy Stilwell, part 2audio
part 2 of Interview with Leroy Stilwell

poster: MysticalPositivist
speakers: Stuart Goodnick, Robert Schmidt, Leroy Stilwell
length: 50:06
date added: June 21, 2014
event date: June 14, 2014
language: English
The Mystical Positivist is a weekly, two-hour radio show on KOWS 107.3 FM, Occidental, CA. The program is dedicated to the application of reason in the pursuit of spiritual practice and development. The show is hosted by Stuart Resnick and Dr. Robert Schmidt. Stuart has been a Tayu Meditation Teacher since 1993. He received apprentice and master-level training in the alchemical transformation of human consciousness from Tayu Meditation Center. Dr. Robert Schmidt is the director of the Tayu Meditation Center, and a co-founder of the Many Rivers Bookstore in Sebastopol, California. He is also currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Archaeological Research Facility at U.C. Berkeley.

This audio clip is part 2 of The Mystical Positivist's interview with devotee, Leroy Stilwell. Leroy has been a formal devotee of Adi Da since 1977. Since 1986, he regularly lived in Hermitage on Naitauba, Fiji, for extended periods during which he participated in cycles of consideration with Adi Da, and served as editor, photographer, videographer, communications manager, ashram manager, and personal assistant to the Ruchira Sannyasin Order. He is the author of Love’s Sacrifice: Witnessing the Self-Revelation of the Divine Person - 30 Years with my Spiritual Master, Adi Da (2014) and For Those Who Call For Light - Learning How to Think about Religion (2013). Leroy is also a co-founder and managing editor of the Adi Da Up Close site.

Note: The actual show does not begin until 02:43.
tags:
radio   interview   presentation  

The Mystical Positivist: Interview with Leroy Stilwell, part 1audio
part 1 of Interview with Leroy Stilwell

poster: MysticalPositivist
speakers: Stuart Goodnick, Robert Schmidt, Leroy Stilwell
length: 66:33
date added: June 21, 2014
event date: June 14, 2014
language: English
The Mystical Positivist is a weekly, two-hour radio show on KOWS 107.3 FM, Occidental, CA. The program is dedicated to the application of reason in the pursuit of spiritual practice and development. The show is hosted by Stuart Resnick and Dr. Robert Schmidt. Stuart has been a Tayu Meditation Teacher since 1993. He received apprentice and master-level training in the alchemical transformation of human consciousness from Tayu Meditation Center. Dr. Robert Schmidt is the director of the Tayu Meditation Center, and a co-founder of the Many Rivers Bookstore in Sebastopol, California. He is also currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Archaeological Research Facility at U.C. Berkeley.

This audio clip is part 1 of The Mystical Positivist's interview with devotee, Leroy Stilwell. Leroy has been a formal devotee of Adi Da since 1977. Since 1986, he regularly lived in Hermitage on Naitauba, Fiji, for extended periods during which he participated in cycles of consideration with Adi Da, and served as editor, photographer, videographer, communications manager, ashram manager, and personal assistant to the Ruchira Sannyasin Order. He is the author of Love’s Sacrifice: Witnessing the Self-Revelation of the Divine Person - 30 Years with my Spiritual Master, Adi Da (2014) and For Those Who Call For Light - Learning How to Think about Religion (2013). Leroy is also a co-founder and managing editor of the Adi Da Up Close site.

Note: The actual show does not begin until 08:17.
tags:
radio   interview   presentation  
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