Category

Creativity

Inspiration from our artists, musicians and writers; reviews on books, music, films, exhibitions and performances from across the world.

Padma’s long-anticipated collection of Buddha images shown in a video, to the alluring music of Chaitanya Deuter.

Chinmaya Dunster shares a song he wrote recently – lyrics are a free translation of Bulleh Shah’s poem, ‘Bulleh ki jaana main kaun?’

Anugraha shares a track from his newly released album, ‘The Early Bird’ and answers why it is his favourite.

Anand Kul Bhushan selected several paintings from Pratiksha Apurv’s recently published coffee table book, ‘The Mystic and her Colours’ – and commented on them.

New photos by Prabhat (Nimi Getter): “It is an alive and busy town trying to conjure a normal reality, such as known from any other big city in the western world.”

“Rome is a place of extremes where everything coexists in a pulsing, passionate chaos of life and art. It’s an explosion of the senses,” writes Navyo as he presents his latest photos from the Eternal City.

Green stained glass

Lani shows her mandalas, remembering that a mandala is a sacred circle with a center and a circumference, and that our job is to connect the two.

A soulful improvisation by Shastro on bansuri and Suyana on vocals, based on Raga Hamsadwani. Soothing to the soul, this is music to travel on a mystical inner journey…

Banian trees

From Suha’s series ‘Beware: Slippery…. Sacred Ground’: “I understand the thrill I experience when I get off the plane, that feeling of mystery that surrounds the visitor and sets her heart pounding, as when coming near a sacred space.”

Eco-designer Samudra writes about growing up in Brittany (Northern France) – from her memoir ‘The Freedom of Having Nothing’: “There was never really a time when I wasn’t making new things out of old. It was always going to be that way.”

Nadama in Arillas

Paul Prem Nadama sings (on video) one of his compositions from his last album ‘There are Times’: “This song was written last year in gratitude to everything Arillas has given and continues to give me whenever I return.”

Nirvi Bennich shows her paintings in our virtual Art Gallery and says, “I am feeling so lucky for having been part of Meera’s creativity for so many years – now I feel I can include both Meera’s influence and what I learned in Art School.”

Mt Ariake9

Rarely a day goes by without a glance at Mt Ariake. It is not fully visible from our house but towers majestically over the whole surrounding village and beyond, says Surendra.

Siddhena’s new artwork shown in his exhibition in Kyoto, entitled ‘Ecstatic Zero’. We asked him how he chose this name.

Navyo visits (with his camera) the Gloucester Cathedral in England. “The cloisters are a masterpiece, a manifestation in stone of the mystical realms of the spirit,” he asserts.

Premyog shows a selection of artwork created during the past three years: “While painting or creating objects, there is no thinking, no pondering, no judging, no hesitating, no pushing, no doubting.”

Track 5 from Sudhananda’s new album ‘Celebrate’: “I wrote ‘We Are One Heart’ in 1982 in Santa Cruz, California shortly after taking sannyas at the Ranch.”

Our online gallery features artwork by Salia (Bernadette Baumgartner) with a short introduction by Punya. Salia said, “I can hardly stop painting, I am making those little square paintings, one after the other.”