Arts Matter: Taiko on a Float

  The seven year journey of Rhythmix Cultural Works (RCW), a community cultural center located on Alameda island, can be told through this short video of RCW’s July 4th day parade float.  The float is about 50-feet long.  Notice that the gears rotate.  How many different world music traditions and …

Abundance vs.Prosperity: noticing subtle distinctions

Abundance vs. Prosperity:  noticing subtle distinctions I enjoyed reading your e-mails on how you sense the subtle distinctions between these two words.  Abundance was clearly the preferred word for these times.  Here are some of your musings about the subtle variations in the two words: J.S. writes:  “In American culture, prosperity seems …

Synchronizing group rhythms

Hello All, Increasingly, I am being invited by businesses to lead “rhythm-related” workshops. So I am wondering if rhythm-related activities can help businesses develop better collaboration and teamwork. Perhaps this theory is not so outlandish as it might seem. Have you experienced a business deal go very smoothly, because all …

The challenge of living in the 21st century

Peace isn’t an experience free of challenges, free of rough and smooth; it’s an experience that’s expansive enough to include all that arises without feeling threatened. ~ Pema Chodron Hello All, After the bomb blasts rocked the finish line of the Boston marathon on April 15, 2013, returning to any sense …