Our Temple at Midnight Tour visited 19 cities in Europe,
the UK and Russia in Sept-Oct. It felt to us like the best
tour we'd ever had, but to be honest, we say that at the
end of every tour! Your voices, and the depth of your
participation and the ecstatic silence we all feel gives
us the inspiration to dive into the bliss inherent in the
mantras and play our hearts out. Over the years, all of us
together have created a precious global chant sangha.
Whether we live in Moscow, Miami, Dublin or New York, we
are all connected through the music and mantras and the
desire to make this world a better place. We love you!
In full flight (Photo by Giovanni Baroni)
Shiva joins the dance
We began the tour in Ireland - Deva's first visit. Miten played in Dublin in 1978 supporting a Ry Cooder tour, - he is half Irish but never really explored the land and its ammazing people.
Deva with Luka Bloom - a wonderful musician and our guide into the heart of Ireland, its music and its people...
Manose with Suzi (tour manager) and Sharon (lighting designer aka delight fairy) and Sakha (sound tech) - enjoying a night out in Dublin.
Laughter in Manchester
Silent moments - London
Thank you Joby for being with us and blessing us with your gifts.
Rishi, our gentle Viking percussionist
Hug in Moscow
Crazy things happen during sound check - especially with a Manose in the mix... Magical evening in Malmö.
Getting ready in Moscow
Miten walks the line
Sharon on the lightboard
Sakha on the soundboard
Adrian, also taking care of sound
Moscow sangha chanting with us.
Namaste in Budapest
Greeting a stranger with Namaste, making eye contact, palms joined, chanting the mantra, is such a powerful experience of affirmation and connection. In Buddhist terms, we are ‘greeting the Buddha within’.
Namaste in Moscow
Namaste in Paris
At the end of the tour, we gave a talk about our new book, Mantra – Unsere Botschaft der Liebe @erlebewigner in Zindorf, followed by a book signing session - really sweet, intimate and love filled evening. (Photo by Sebastian Blutau)
The book is only available in German now, find details here: http://bit.ly/2wVFpDe. (It will be published in English soon.)
After the last concert of the year in Fuerth, our team is still standing, still celebrating. Left to right: Sam [driver]; Bill [back line/hot ginger lemon wallah]; Adrian [stage sound and guitar tech]; Sakha [sound]; Deva [singer]; Rishi [percussion]; Miten [singer/guitarist]; Manose [joy sprinkler]; Hannah [biz manager]; Cath [merch]; Sharon [delight fairy and stage design]; Joby [bass/vocals/keys]. Thank you to all - see you down the road!
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