A promotional video from The Florence Dance Company showing Divina.com, a work presented in Italy at the Bargello Museum in Florence, in July, 2010. An expanded group of the Florence Dance Company's principal dancers perform a dance based on Dante Alighieri's 700 year-old epic literary masterpiece, "La Divina Commedia" (The Divine Comedy). Choreographed and directed by Keith Ferrone and Marga Nativo, the dance takes place in front of a monumental multimedia display of the breakthrough (and sometimes animated) digital art of Adi Da Samraj. All of this is accompanied by live musical performances from master Florentine pianist, Stefano Maurizi, and the electronic musical mastery of Maurizio Fasolo, and Enzo Regi (who lead the European underground electronic group, Pankow). Voice in song by Hélène Tavernier, guitar Lorenzo Castiglia. Piano preludes introducing each part are composed and performed live by Naamleela Free Jones.
Facing East Productions and Adidam Bay Area Present a Sacred Offering - A Celebration of Music & Art to benefit Naitauba, Fiji for Hurricane Relief. July 17, 2010 at St. John's Presbyterian Church in Berkeley, CA @ 7:15pm.
For three days in mid-March, 2010, Adi Da Samrajashram (the sacred island of Naitauba) and many neighboring islands in Fiji were battered by Cyclone Tomas, a category 4 storm. After 27 hours we emerged from shelter to a scene of staggering destruction. We urgently need your help!
Naitauba Island is the Hermitage Sanctuary of His Divine Presence Adi Da Samraj, spiritually empowered by Him, as the primary place from where His Divine Blessing flows perpetually to the world. For 25 years, Adi Da worked to establish the island of Naitauba as a unique esoteric and ecological treasure. Adi Da Samrajashram is devoted to the principles of green living, sustainable energy, cooperation, tolerance, and peace, and Adi Da's devotees and the local Fijian and Indian staff live together harmoniously, serving and protecting the sacred environment of the island. It is a uniquely pure and untouched sanctuary in the world today.
Achille Bonito Oliva speaks (Italian) at the opening of Adi Da Samraj's solo exhibition, 'Orpheus and Linead', at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York - September 9, 2010. Translated by Teresa Romero.
"Adi Da has a flexibility in his expression that encompasses all the art forms and techniques of the East and West. His work is a multiplication of space in time and time in space.... He's like a barman shaking Western space in the fluidity of Eastern concepts and forms. Adi Da wants to ultimately affirm art as a form of, a spiritual representation of the Divine nature of man, which can articulate a new vision of space and a new vision of time. This relationship between the East and West is very important. In a historical moment such as this, it is important to affirm, as a fundamental value of art at this time, the coexistence of differences."
This recording of Above the Clouds was made in November 2010, during a three day, 24-hour-a-day vigil of meditation and puja on the veranda of Aham Da Asmi Sthan, Adi Da's home on the island of Naitauba. Devotee John Wubbenhorst speaks of the sacred occasion of being dropped out into the space of being 'not really there' while the Guru plays the musical instrument (and the instrument that is one's body-mind).
"Above the clouds, There Is Always The Sun — Forever Free Of Earthly Weather. By Tendency, You Are Always Looking At the local weather, and Not At The Sun Itself. That Is What egoity Is About — Always Suffering The Changes Of The local Patterning That Is the body-mind In its egoic Bondage. Instead, You Must (In every moment) Turn To Me . . . "
Keith Ferrone, director of the Florence Dance Company, introduces the ballet, Quattro Maggiore ("Four Seasons"): Adi Da Samraj for Vivaldi, in a packed auditorium with 1,300 guests, on January 30, 2010. Music by Vivaldi, art by Adi Da. The performance is in celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the newspaper, 'Il Resto del Carlino'.
A special evening with a presentation about Adi Da's Art, a movie with Adi Da speaking about His work and a screening of His work with live music from Naamleela Free Jones (keyboards), John Wubbenhorst (flutes), Samrat Kakkeri, and others.
An Introduction to Transcendental Realism Saturday, September 25, 7pm Killian Hall Hayden Library, bldg. 14 MIT Cambridge, Massachusetts $10 suggested donation (students free) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A special evening with a presentation about Adi Da's Art, a movie with Adi Da speaking about His work and a screening of His work with live music — with Naamleela Free Jones (keyboards), John Wubbenhorst (flutes), and others.
September 19th, 5pm, at the Montgomery College Music Building (next to the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center) at 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville MD. 20850. $15 admission (no charge for students). Information at www.Brightworldarts.org/events.
poster: SanctuaryKitchen speaker: Douglas Short length: 01:54 date added: January 13, 2011 event date: January 13, 2010 views: 1070; views this month: 21; views this week: 6
In keeping with Adi Da's recommendation that devotees eat a maximally raw diet [see Adi Da's Green Gorilla], Douglas Short, the head chef at First People (The Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary kitchen), instructs us on how to peel a kiwi (the fruit).
poster: billkrenz54 length: 06:14 date added: January 3, 2011 event date: 2010 views: 968; views this month: 24; views this week: 2
A slideshow of the Naitauba Farm Crew, at work on tropical organic farm in Fiji in 2010.
This slideshow was shown at the Naitauba “Breakup” party at the beginning of 2011 (just before everyone leaves to spend the holidays with families). The "Breakup" party celebrates what crews did over the past year. The breakup party includes songs, skits, slide shows, gift giving, and praises.
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