as every year, the ecstatic chant retreat lived up to it's name
rockin out with blues harp baba khalid
happily ecstatic chant group
the empty hammock
making friends with a giant tree on our trek in the forest...
refining harmonies with michael done and jalalo before our concert in byron bay
a very shy natalie imbruglia came to dinner - was she somewhat overwhelmed by the wild osho girls...? maybe!...too shy to chant with us...she had a sweet smile though...
mother nature is so abundantly generous down here
the great, inspirational patch adams with bharat mitra - founder of the uplift festival in byron bay
the amazing bruce lipton
deva and dear friend madhubala
takatini maestro rainard flatischler (left) with trail blazer and takatini student, trimurti
manose and sansula
we met an unexpected inspirational lady on our way to the ecstatic chant retreat - lex - on her journey to cycle around australia - at 83 years old!
abc studios, sydney
bharat mitra greets the maori elder grandmothers from new zealand
we met some aboriginal elders on this trip
we were joined by sufi whirlers at our concert at uplift
miten's breakfast (left) and deva's (right)!
uncle bob randel at uplift
the tree the loggers missed
the ridge behind our house after the cyclone
beloved hanumanji continually watches over us
with uplift founders, bhavani and bharat mitra
deva joins a discussion panel at uplift
manose in the studio, recording a rain stick
chanting in the garden as the sun sets...
powerhouse, brisbane - one of our favourite venues
we followed a trail created by trimurti - and magically, it led us to this vista
'mushroom man' paul stamets (google him) and his beautiful companion
magpie meets hanuman
deva at mullum market
the incandescent mushroom
a walk in the rain forest...
with shaman darpan at his home in the forest - belladonna trees in the background
deva at home
a smile for sound check
idyllic pastures after the rains
aboriginal elder uncle lewis at the opening ceremony of the byron spirit fest
our morning satsang band at the spirit fest - kamal and amir
with aboriginal elder, uncle bob randal - we recorded a beautiful aboriginal chant with uncle - it will be released soon.
saraswati - the goddess of music and poetry
laxmi - goddess of abundance
the sound crew desperately trying to fix the mix, while deva serene as ever, sits calmly smiling at nothing in particular
ganeesh - the remover of obstacles
warming up before the concert
uncle bob is so laid back - here he is recording his voice for the chant