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John Cage: Silence

How a composer was beguiled by the sound of nothing. “I have nothing to say and I am saying it and that is poetry.” Whereas the philosopher Henry David Thoreau sought silence in the vicinity of…

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Love is the Dance

As so many of us, I was conditioned to feel that giving love was better than receiving love – that receiving was somehow selfish – but during my time at SAND Italy all of that changed….

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Butoh, the Japanese “Dance of Darkness” and Compassion

Butoh, the Japanese “Dance of Darkness,” is an avant-garde dance form that developed in Japan in the 1950s. While Butoh is known for gestures that are playful, absurd, or grotesque, this practice shares similarities with Buddhism,…

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Painting the Face of Infinity

By David Bolling You can tell by the shoes outside the front door that this is a carefully kept house, but the shoes give no clue to the wonder and mystery waiting inside. It is a…

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Andrei Tarkovsky: Instant Light

“Tarkovsky for me is the greatest, the one who invented a new language, true to the nature of film, as it captures life as a reflection, life as a dream.” ~ Ingmar Bergman Andrei Tarkovsky (4th…

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Origins of Self, Swami Beyondananda

Swami Beyondananda Steve Bhaerman is an internationally known author, humorist, and workshop leader. For more than 25 years, he has written and performed as Swami Beyondananda, the “Cosmic Comic.” Swami’s comedy has been described both as…

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Q&A with Puppetji

Master Puppetji speaks to all. His insightful and useless “Socksangs” are lighthearted reminders that help us open our eyes to a new way of SEEING. A master at squashing illusion with Wizdumb, humor and meaningless insights,…

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Swami Beyondananda, a Guest at SAND14

Steve Bhaerman is an internationally known author, humorist, and workshop leader. For more than 25 years, he has written and performed as Swami Beyondananda, the “Cosmic Comic.” Swami’s comedy has been described both as “comedy disguised…

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