Peep Through the Door
November 26, 2009, 11:07 pm
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Peep through the door
It seems as though the grass was much greener before
The dead life has been washed upon the sea shore
Money and greed deluded what is truly pure
And yet our flesh keeps screeching out for more

Now you’re trapped
A hole in the ozone about to make the world collapse
Pollution fills the air and minds with bullet twisted facts
Midnight is now upon us people righteous laws are coming back

Don’t turn your head away cause you can’t get away
Your mind is lost because your spirit has been led astray
Don’t ever say you gave it all if you ain’t gave it all
Just fade it in the hazy purple twilight
No more time I tried to warn you all it’s now approaching midnight

Panic’s in the air
Some jumping out of buildings others on their knees in prayer
Some cry out to the sky and yell they aren’t quite prepared
You looked god in the face and said forgive me all he did was stare.

Now you can run,
But where you gonna hide from all the power of the sun?
The cosmic reprecussions of what human kind has done
No understanding of the fullness everything is simply one

Soon to be none again so that new life can come again
Illusions rule the mind your soul is never gonna end
So don’t pretend you gave it all if you ain’t gave it all
Just fade it in the hazy purple twilight
No more time I tried to warn you all it’s now approaching midnight

So I bid farewell.
No more good times or bad times, no more heaven no more hell.
Now brace yourself for impact it’s a half hour to twelve
Complete in total darkness empty space is where you’re left to dwell.

And all you had to do was live today for your tomorrow
But now it’s over and you’re drowning deep inside your sorrow
You could’ve led but instead you confirmed and chose to follow
So once again I bid farewell

There’s only seconds left you’d like to second guess
But through your foolish ways you’ve literally beckoned death
So just don’t say you gave it all if you ain’t gave it all
Just fade it in the hazy purple twilight
No more time I tried to warn you all it’s now approaching midnight
[ Midnight In A Perfect World (Gift Of Gab Mix)

Today is like every other day.
June 8, 2009, 3:17 pm
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cayce clifford

“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”-Rumi

Humilty against despair.
November 24, 2008, 10:24 pm
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Some people have thought i have been dead-close to it no lie. An internal life of devotion is always a struggle. Winter hits me so hard. My pineal gland is covered by the grey shade of Ohio days and I receive no light. This absence of light brings depression. This lack of light tethered with the lack of intense engagement leaves me to myself-the thoughts of the mind and weakness of heart. Japa stretches throughout the day with little to no taste. What has brought encouragement and life is the blessed book New Seeds of Contemplation by Thomas Merton. Actually it has saved me. If you know me, that means alot. We have spent hours reading aloud in the house, on the subway, in the car, at the theatre and at restaurants. Everywhere it stands as inspiration to live and serve.

I am on the threshold of new. India is one week away. It will be a nice restart button.

The quote above is what is driving my purpose for ’09.

Kirtan Festival In Upstate NY
October 16, 2008, 3:50 pm
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Hello Everyone!
You are invited to attend our Kirtan Festival in Upstate NY. If you in the area or would like to fly in please register. October 24-26th.

Check out the list of activities and the link.

Essential Kirtan and Yoga Workshop
FRIDAY EVE: 6pm-8pm
Foundational Rhythms of Kirtan: Balaram Chandra
Stories within the Music; lila’s of Krishna and Rama: Raghunath
Kirtan and dance performance: prayers to the Butter Thief:
Gaura, Keli & Vrinda

7-8AM meditation, japa & pranayama w/ live sitar by Curtis Bahn: Balaram Chandra
8-9 AM breakfast prasad
9-930 Songs of the Sages:song study with Gaura and Raghunath
930-11AM BHAKTI VINYASA YOGA levels 2-4 with Raghunath
11-11:30AM break
11:30-12:45AM MANTRAS FROM THE VEDAS: their power and meaning by Raghunath
12:45-2:45pm Lunch Break
2:45-4:45pm Group Musical instrument Study (choose two)
Harmonium, Kartals, Indian Mrdanga (clay drum), Dance, Songs & Significance
4:45- 5:45 PM Restorative & Open mat Yoga with Live kirtan
5:45-8 PM Dinner Break
8-9:30 PM Karuna Shakti Evening Kirtan with Gaura Vani and As Kindred Spirits

7-8AM:mediation, japa & pranayama w/ live sitar by Curtis Bahn:Balarama Chandra
8-9 AM breakfast
9-10:30-MANTRAS & MOVEMENT :asana class with Keli Lalita
11AM-12:30 Experiments with Kirtan visualizations
12:30-1pm Final Dance and Kirtan with Gaura & Vrinda Rani
1pm-3pm Govardhana Picnic and Goodbyes

Vegan Cooking Article in the Post.
October 12, 2008, 1:03 am
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Check out the article here.

new web site.
September 16, 2008, 2:03 pm
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Here is my new web site.


It is still “in the works” but it is usable for now. Please tell me what you think.


while in the flow i am reminded what the world is like
August 1, 2008, 3:24 am
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Ive been in yoga land where everyone is smiling, good looking, in shape, and eager to chant. No problems here. But i am faced with the reality that I will be leaving here soon and having to get back to work at the colleges. Today I was sent these articles and was just told about this new movie! Two different worlds.

Check Check em out….


Hipsters must die!

Adbuster article