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Live Webcast from Sacred Fire Dhunis

Come be a part of the groundbreaking first LIVE webcast from the Sacred Fire Dhunis of numerous, rarely seen, powerful potent yogis, naga babas, matajis, tantriks, and other sadhus from the various lineages and akharas. Many of these ascetic Yogis stay hidden away at their retreats high in the Himalayas and only come down sometimes for these Kumbh Melas.

No need to get up! Peer through the looking glass into the extreme of the Himalayan yogic tradition right from the comfort of your home!

Attend two webcasts a day for 5 to 7 days between 4/7 and 4/17! (Each webcast should be 2 to 4 hrs in length.)

The 2010 HARDWAR MAHA KUMBH MELA DHUNI WEBCAST PROJECT IS ON!!!

JAI MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!

 

Sonabai, self-taught artist and inspiration

On a rainy day in San Diego, this dragon blew into the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park on free museum day. (There was actually a tornado watch going on outside! I love to fly in a storm but tornados really tear up my wings!)

Inside I found an amazing exhibit called Sonabai, Another Way of Seeing. For a decade and a half, Sonabai Rajawar only contact was with her husband and child! In response to this isolation, she created an entirely new artistic expression of color, light, and fun.

How amazing that she had no instruction or guidance, but was able to create such joyous art! Years later, quite by chance, the Indian art world discovered her and later gave her India’s highest honor, the prestigious President’s Award.

sonabaibookSonabai’s story clearly expresses the capacity of human beings (including dragons) everywhere to meet their challenges head on and to draw from within themselves the strength and insight to change their lives.  Sonabai found ways to transform her oppression into expressions of courage, beauty, and joy in living. What an inspiration!

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