December 8, 2007

December 08, 2007 10:55 PM

I attended “Sacred Music Sacred Dance” by the Tibetan Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery. This event is meaningful to me. I have experienced it 5 times throughout the years in various places with various important people in my life. I first experienced the performance with my mother at the Academy Of Medicine in Atlanta. I believe this was the first tour of North America by the monks. Later, I would attend various events and ceremonies and teachings in cities throughout the world. I will always remember standing amongst the monks in Times Square looking at the Sony Jumbotron in 1991 as a vivid Green Tara came to life above on the giant screen. The look of joy on their faces was amazing and even though I was the only non-Tibetan in the group, I felt aligned in my heart.

I am incredibly busy now. I have a tremendous amount of work to accomplish before I get on a plane in a few weeks to go to New York to record my first full solo album in years. I am reaching for the highest peak attainable with this work and I am focused and determined to actualize my vision. I will be part of an experimental show while in NYC after my recording sessions. Among numerous new collaborative recording activities in 2008, I will also perform at S X SW in Austin as well as an “illustrated word” performance in Cordoba, Spain.

Tonight, while taking a necessary dinner break, I simultaneously studied the work of an inspiring film maker with a focused vision : Dead Man on DVD by Jim Jarmusch.