Buddha used to finish his sermons everyday with the same two words to his disciples, “charaiveti, charaiveti”. It literally means: “don’t stop; go on, go on. Never stop until the road ends, until there is nowhere else to go.” If there is any expression that sums up the last six months for me, it is this. I arrived in Zurich and Hamburg in early May to organize a reprint of Daydreams, the latest band cd. Then the summer’s events started mid-June and what an adventure it has been. Starting with two wonderful festivals in Romania and Turkey. Then the annual road tour starting with Osho RISK in Denmark and finishing at Osho Miasto in Italy. The summer culminated with the Afroz Summer Festival in Lesvos, Greece. I began moving out of Saturn Return by late summer. So some of the intensity I was experiencing the past year-and-a-half abated. However, the current still flows swift and life feels very rich, abundant and full of surprises. At the moment of this writing, I am enjoying the solitude of my mountains in Virginia. Long, autumn walks provided much overdue and longed-for exercise. A word about the photos: Taking pictures is a mood thing for me — sometimes I am into it and sometimes not. I have compiled what Teerth and I took, also what I gathered from the friends, and this is what there is. However, I realize they actually give a pretty good representation of what transpired. Working them always gives an overview and this particular collection really makes me smile. Some places are not well-represented (no photos for Amsterdam, Munich, or Milano!). But this doesn’t mean they were less beautiful. In fact, the tour was a wonderful ride from start to finish with many small miracles along the way. Everything adds up to one BIG miracle and that is the fact the tours are still going strong since almost twenty years. Amazing. Yes, indeed miracles happen. And especially before breakfast! Now where have I heard this said? Because I am a bit tardy with the updates, I prefer not to overload this page with all six months of photos. I will make another update next month (December) with the remaining Brasil and USA photos. And probably a few surprises! What else is new? * a new article just published in the Italian magazine ReNudo, The D, G, A’s of music and silence; a new Quote of the Moment; and a final flourish to this year’s Tour Schedule 2012. The last events of 2012 will be in Dallas and Denmark. Come join the party!
I started out with some words from Buddha. I would like to finish with something from Osho. “In Life, there are no full-stops. Only semi-colons;”
Arriving to Zurich, Switzerland. After an overnight flight, I paused on my wy to the studio in a beautiful park to catch my breath. There was still snow on The Alps and the morning view was inspiring.
Completing the reprint process for Daydreams, I proceeded onto Denmark. Here I spent some days preparing for the start of the tour. June is always a magical time in Scandanavia. The light is amazing. It is also a time when the nightingales sing.
Romania — Thank you and Puni and Pari :+)
Turkey – Thank you, Kareemi!
Osho RISK Center, Denmark — Thank you Anjee and Subhuti
Amsterdam – no photos, but super evening! Thank you, Srajan and Pratito.
Munich – no photos. Wonderful evening, though. Thank you, Taru and Pathik.
Shanti Saburi, Milano – no photos. But always a joy. Thank you, Ansula!
Zurich – Thank you Premgit, Fredericia, and Diya (all you need is love!)
Czech Republic — Thank you, Tantra and Om Prakash.
Osho Miasto, Italy – Thank you, Prafulla!
and many small miracles along the way such as …
passing through Fruili. Bella Italia!
meetings with beloved musician friends: Rishi in Milano and Vedam in Switzerland.
and another day in paradise … enjoying the hotsprings in Tuscany.
Afroz Summer Festival / Island of Lesvos, Greece
Thank you Tameer, Disha, Osho Afroz Team, and … photographers!