Lotus Paradise Tour – Japan & Taiwan
My trips to the Far East are always a joy. This time was no exception. I learn something new every visit. It is part of the intrigue, I guess, that goes on attracting me to this part of the world year after year. I enjoy that there is a context for meditation in the Far East. It runs just under the surface and is something very tangible for me. At the same time, it is easily missed. One finds it hiding shyly like a woman, woven deep into the sophisticated fabric of their ultra-modern societies.
The events were all wonderful. I enjoyed making new friends, while also meeting old ones and re-connecting. Everywhere, the meditations created a ripe climate for transformation, manifesting dimensions of the inner world like a rainbow while, at the same time, opening space for the heart. Everything combined to create a powerful momentum for celebration.
I am briefly in the USA at the time of this writing, soon to be traveling to Europe for the winter months. I will spend a few weeks holiday at Osho RISK Center in Denmark. Then, in early January in Zurich, I will finish production of the new ‘Chakra Healing’ and ‘Circle of Love’ meditation cds.
Before saying goodbye to 2006, I pause briefly to look back and say ‘thank you’ to all the wonderful musicians who played so beautifully for this year ‘s events and projects, those who traveled in love and spirit with me throughout the many kilometers. I also want to thank my organizers and the many others who contributed their time and energy, love and enthusiasm, towards making the tours a success and the events possible. It has been a creative and nourishing year for me – inside and out. I feel my life enhanced, enriched, in so many ways. With all gratitude now, I turn to face the horizon and look forward to the adventures to come.
A final word about the pictures. I have arranged the Japan photos more or less in chronological order, reflecting the path of my travels: Tokyo, Matsumoto, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe, Okayama, and Hiroshima. The Taiwan photos are all from one source, the place of my first event: Tai-chung(two hours south of Taipei). The fact I have only photos from here by no means diminishes what transpired at the other events: Hsin-chu and Osho Garden. Both were equally powerful and beautiful. This photo selection is a good representation of the joy and celebration that unfolded everywhere.