- Created on Saturday, 12 February 2011 03:44
|DEVA PREMAL & MITEN NEWS|
Our beloved road warriors have just wrapped up an incredible year of ecstatic concerts, workshops and holiday events which took them to 20 countries, 50 cities and 3 continents.
This year Deva, Miten and Manose took the Yoga of Chant and Sacred Song to Australia (Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Byron Bay); New Zealand (Auckland); USA (Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver, Dallas, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Washington, Boston, Santa Fe, Tucson, Rhinebeck, Miami, Joshua Tree); Canada (Vancouver, Toronto); Germany (Cologne, Nuremberg, Munich, Regensburg, Hannover, Berlin,Kimratshofen); Scotland (Findhorn); England (Manchester, London); Switzerland (Zurich); Holland (Amsterdam); Sweden (Stockholm); Latvia (Riga); Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg); Slovenia (Ljubljana); Hungary (Budapest); Czech Republic (Prague); Poland (Warsaw); Spain (Madrid, Malaga); France (Paris); Greece (Corfu); and Romania (Bucharest).
As you can imagine, there were many adventures on the way, and you can catch up with them in the PhotoBlog.
Not being ones to let the grass grow under their feet, our dynamic duo packed up their instruments and immediately flew with Manose up to Denmark where they began work on Deva’s new album in Copenhagen, with The Essence producer, RajRishi. You can watch a clip of them at the studio here, including a sample of Deva chanting a piece composed by Manose. As you will hear, we can all look forward to some great new music!
Deva, Miten & Manose will kick off their 2011 World Tour with concerts in Byron Bay (Feb 18) and Brisbane (Feb 22), and an Ecstatic Chant Retreat in Byron Bay. They will be offering 5 more Holiday retreats in 2011: Sacred Chant & Jivamukti Yoga Workshop (with Sharon Gannon, David Life & Shyamdas) - Costa Rica; In The Light of Love (with Manose) - Costa Rica; In the Light of Love (with Manose) - Corfu; Tantra Mantra for Couples (with Rafia) - Corfu.
You can find full details and booking information on these events here. Don't miss the opportunity to take part in one of these very special gatherings!
In Love and Light, The Prabhu Music Team
|HOLIDAYS WITH DEVA & MITEN IN 2011|
|Ecstatic Chant Retreat: Byron Bay
Feb 24-27, 2011: Deva & Miten and Manose will present their annual Ecstatic Chant Retreat at the Ballina Beach Village, a 15 acre eco resort nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Richmond River thirty minutes south of Byron Bay, Australia. Registration is now open & early booking is recommended, as this retreat fills quickly.
Sacred Chant & Jivamukti Yoga: Costa Rica
March 26-April 2, 2011: This week long retreat at the stunning Blue Spirit resort in Costa Rica offers an opportunity to explore the ever-deepening realms of sacred song and chant with Deva & Miten (and Manose), as well as inspirational yoga classes guided by renowned Jivamukti founders, Sharon Gannon & David Life. The legendary Shyamdas will also be with us to facilitate daily Kirtan sessions! It's a rich program designed to blow our minds and inspire us to new and vibrant energy levels. Booking is now open through the Omega Institute.
In The Light of Love: Costa Rica
April 9-16, 2011: Celebrate life and nurture your heart with a simple seven day vacation with Deva, Miten & Manose, at the Blue Spirit Retreat in Nosara, Costa Rica. Days will begin with a session of ecstatic chant, leaving the rest of the day free to luxuriate on the beautiful beaches and enjoy the many interesting excursions offered by Blue Spirit.There will also be four evening sessions of intimate gatherings for sharing experiences and moving deeper with the music. Booking is open now.
In The Light of Love: Corfu
Tantra Mantra For Couples (with Rafia): Corfu
Deva Premal and The Gyuto Monks of Tibet: Tibetan Mantras For Turbulent Times
While in Australia Deva and Miten were introduced to Tibetan monks from the Gyuto monastery in Dharamsala. Magic happened, and they all ended up in a recording studio together, where they recorded a series of sacred Tibetan mantras. You can hear the result, when Deva's pristine voice joins the un-earthly voices of the monks, on this unique and deeply moving meditation album. All profits go to support Tibet aid groups.
Deva Premal and Miten with Manose: In The Light of Love
Recorded on the 2009 world tour, this album contains two studio tracks (Om Asatoma, Beautiful Surprise) and a number of live concert faves including Hu Allah Hu, Sing Your Own Song and a beautiful live version of In The Light of Love. Only available at our webshop and at concerts.
|HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE ROAD|
|LINKS OF NOTE|
|Tibet Benefit Video with Deva's Guru Rinpoche over beautiful imagery of a journey through Tibet. All profits go to support a school for Tibetan children in Kathmandu.
Love For No Reason, a new book by best-selling author Marci Shimoff, focuses on the power of unconditional love, and will be released in January.
Project Strength has created a video featuring Miten's song Second Chance to raise awareness about the situation of abandoned children in the Phillipines and the work of the Shepherd of the Hills School.
Om Hraum & In The Light of Love, beautiful videos at YouTube over imagery from the BBC Planet Earth series.
|OSHO: JUST LIGHT A CANDLE|
|"Don't fight with the ego, otherwise the ego will eat you! The very fight will destroy you. Fighting with anything non-existent is the most dangerous thing in the world. It is like fighting with darkness; if you start fighting with darkness, wrestling, even if you are a Mohammed Ali you are not going to win. Soon you will be tired, exhausted, and you will fall flat on the ground, thinking that darkness seems to be very powerful. Darkness is not powerful, darkness is not weak, because darkness does not exist at all. All that you need is just a small candle and the darkness will be gone. I call that small candle meditation, and out of that small light thousands of flowers blossom within your heart: love blossoms, freedom blossoms, truth blossoms, godliness blossoms.... There is no end to it -- it is an eternal garden. Flowers and flowers... your whole being becomes fragrant."|
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And Full Tour Schedule
|Dec 11-14: Uplift Festival/
Byron Bay, AU
|Feb 6-8: Ecstatic Chant/
Byron Bay, AU
|Mar 14-21: Light of Love/
Blue Spirit, CR
|Mar 21-28: Lover & Beloved/
Blue Spirit, CR
Prayer For Peace: Deva & Miten with Tibetan singer/songwriter Tenzin Choegyal will offer the opening concert for the seventh annual Festival of Tibet celebration in Brisbane, AU.
Mantras For Life Tour: New PhotoBlog featuring Deva & Miten's travels through the USA, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Chile, Brazil & Argentina.