This is the finale of A Difficult Man: The Miraculous Activities and Radical Spiritual Teachings of Bubba Free John, an explosive and joyful film documenting the activities of Adi Da and the community of His devotees. The film includes dramatic footage taken on "The First Great Guru Day" (Da Purnima) described in Chapter II of the book, Garbage and the Goddess.
A Difficult Man was produced and directed by Gregory Hoblit, who would later go on to be the Emmy Award-winning executive producer for such well-known television series as Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, and NYPD Blue. (A Difficult Man was his first film.)
"In November 2010, a group of musicians traveled to the sacred hermitage island of Adi Da Samrajashram (Naitauba, Fiji) for spiritual retreat. We played daily at many of the holy sites on the island. We particularly fell into a blissful mood when playing on the veranda of our Guru's house."
"There, in the open air, with fresh breezes blowing, gentle waves washing, and birds chirping, we fell into deep devotion as we played. The music on this recording was spontaneously created on these occasions." —John Wubbenhorst
In celebration of the month of Da Naitauba (October), this album is currently on sale from the Dawn Horse Press at 40% off through October 31.
Adi Da speaks about the beginning of spiritual practice in the Guru's company. He describes the beginners' tendency to equate the practice with "meditating" on the Guru and techniques that focus attention on Him. But this view is a beginner's error. The practitioner must also engage the full range of functional disciplines as part of the relationship to the Guru.
Cheech's Story poster: Chandirah speaker: Cheech Marrero length: 10:39 date added: January 28, 2009 views: 1483; views this month: 17; views this week: 3
This is the beautiful story of how our friend, Cheech Marrero, found Adi Da. Cheech has been around Adi Da for a long time, since the early 1970's, and is a great example of what a person becomes after living a life around a great Spiritual Master like Adi Da.
Guru Purnima is a time when all who are devotees of a Guru celebrate their Spiritual Master. It takes place all over the world on the full moon in July. ("Purnima" is Sanskrit for "full moon".) James explains the significance of this celebration at this time of year.
For more information on attending this year's celebration, click here.
This is a special video tribute by pianist Albert Aprigliano in honor of his partner's spiritual teacher/guru, Adi Da Love-Ananda Samraj (1938-2008). This piece was written by Robert Schuman to his wife Clara and featured in the movie, "Song of Love", with Katherine Hepburn.
Satsang, or the Company of the Awakened One, is the Way, the Truth, and Reality Itself. Adi Da not only communicates this truth verbally; He sits in silence communicating His Divine State, illustrating what He is talking about.
The occasion was a Prasad Day in May, 1973, in the backyard of a devotee's residence in Los Angeles.
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