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Santana – Live In Tokyo 2000 / Supernatural Tour (FULL CONCERT)


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Carlos Augusto Alves Santana (Autlán de Navarro, 20 luglio 1947) è un chitarrista e compositore messicano naturalizzato statunitense.

Ha cominciato a riscuotere consensi tra gli anni settanta e ottanta, con il suo gruppo, chiamato semplicemente Santana. Già allora mescolava vari generi, quali salsa,rock classico, blues e fusion. Allora come oggi Santana usava in modo estensivo i suoi assoli di chitarra e si avvaleva anche di strumenti più tradizionali del suo paese. In seguito ha continuato a sperimentare questa formula, tra alterne fortune.

Nel corso degli anni novanta Santana rischiò il declino, scongiurato nel 1999 dall’album Supernatural. Grazie a questo lavoro, il più importante successo della sua carriera, ha fatto conoscere la sua filosofia musicale alle nuove generazioni.

Ha venduto più di 80 milioni di dischi[2] ed è anche considerato tra i migliori chitarristi rock esistenti. La rivista Rolling Stone lo ha inserito nella Lista dei 100 migliori chitarristi secondo Rolling Stone al 20º posto.

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Santana

 

Carlos Santana (born July 20, 1947) is a Mexican and American musician who first became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band,Santana, which pioneered a fusion of rock and Latin American music. The band’s sound featured his melodic, blues-based guitar lines set against Latin and African rhythms featuring percussion instruments such as timbales and congas not generally heard in rock music. Santana continued to work in these forms over the following decades. He experienced a resurgence of popularity and critical acclaim in the late 1990s. In 2003 Rolling Stone magazine listed Santana at number 15[2] on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.[3] He has won 10 Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards.[4]

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Il nemico della religione – The enemy of religion


Riflettendo…

La Riflessione

Tale è la mente, tale è il Buddha.
Così com’è il Buddha, così sono anche gli esseri viventi.

E’ necessario comprendere che la natura essenziale
del Buddha e della mente, è illimitata.

Avatamsaka Sutra

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Non ha inizio o fine
la vera natura della mente:
oltre le apparenze
tutto è limpido
ed abbraccia nell’interessere
amorevolezza e compassione.

Poetyca

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L’insegnamento

Il nemico della religione

Non c’è nulla che si possa chiamare “dogma” nell’insegnamento buddhista.

Con un’ampiezza di vedute rara per quel tempo,
e non comune nemmeno ai tempi nostri,
il Buddha rifiutò di soffocare la critica e l’analisi.

L’intolleranza gli apparve come il più grande nemico della religione.

Dr. S Radhakrishnan

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Nel rispetto di ogni essere
è il percorso che non separa,
che accoglie e non pone diversità:
senza dogma da erigere come muro,
la mente pura è accoglienza e comprensione.

Poetyca

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06.09.2008 Poetyca

Reflecting …

The Reflection

Such is the mind, such is the Buddha.
As the Buddha is, so too are living beings.

It is necessary to understand that nature is essential
of the Buddha and mind, it is unlimited.

Avatamsaka Sutra

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It has no beginning or end
the true nature of the mind:
beyond appearances
everything is clear
and embraces in being
kindness and compassion.

Poetyca

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The teaching

The enemy of religion

There is nothing that can be called “dogma” in Buddhist teaching.

With a breadth of views rare for that time,
and not common even in our times,
the Buddha refused to stifle criticism and analysis.

Intolerance appeared to him as the greatest enemy of religion.

Dr. S Radhakrishnan

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In respect of every being
is the path that does not separate,
that welcomes and does not place diversity:
without dogma to build as a wall,
the pure mind is welcoming and understanding.

Poetyca

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06.09.2008 Poetyca

The Grateful Dead – American Beauty (Album Completo) [Full Album]


I Grateful Dead sono stati un gruppo musicale rock statunitense.

Nati alla metà degli anni sessanta, furono fra gli artisti fondamentali della storia di quello che veniva chiamato acid rock o rock psichedelico.[1][2] Divennero celebri per il loro stile eclettico, che univa elementi di rock, folk, bluegrass, blues, country e jazz e dal vivo era caratterizzato da interminabili e lisergiche improvvisazioni modali. Attorno ai Grateful Dead nacque una sorta di culto; alcuni loro fan, chiamati Deadhead, seguirono il gruppo in concerto per anni, vivendo di fatto come nomadi in onore della loro devozione verso “the Dead”.[3]

La rivista Rolling Stone li inserisce al cinquantasettesimo posto nella lista dei 100 grandi artisti.[4]

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grateful_Dead

 

The Grateful Dead is an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California.[2][3] The band was known for its unique and eclectic style, which fused elements of rock, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, country, improvisational jazz, psychedelia, and space rock,[4][5] and for live performances of long musical improvisation.[6][7] “Their music,” writes Lenny Kaye, “touches on ground that most other groups don’t even know exists.”[8] These various influences were distilled into a diverse and psychedelic whole that made the Grateful Dead “the pioneering Godfathers of the jam band world”.[9] They were ranked 57th in the issue The Greatest Artists of all Time by Rolling Stone magazine.[10] They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994[11] and their Barton Hall Concert at Cornell University (May 8, 1977) was added to the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry.[12] The Grateful Dead have sold more than 35 million albums worldwide.

The Grateful Dead was founded in the San Francisco Bay Area amid the rise of counterculture of the 1960s.[13][14][15] The founding members were Jerry Garcia(guitar, vocals), Bob Weir (guitar, vocals), Ron “Pigpen” McKernan (keyboards, harmonica, vocals), Phil Lesh (bass, vocals), and Bill Kreutzmann (drums).[16]Members of the Grateful Dead had played together in various San Francisco bands, including Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions and the Warlocks. Lesh was the last member to join the Warlocks before they became the Grateful Dead; he replaced Dana Morgan Jr., who had played bass for a few gigs. With the exception of McKernan, who died in 1973, the core of the band stayed together for its entire 30-year history.[17] Other longtime members of the band includeMickey Hart (drums 1967–1971, 1974–1995, 2015), Keith Godchaux (keyboards 1971–1979), Donna Godchaux (vocals 1972–1979), Brent Mydland (keyboards, vocals 1979–1990), and Vince Welnick (keyboards 1990–1995). Pianist Bruce Hornsby was a touring member from 1990 to 1992, as well as guesting with the band on occasion before and after.

The fans of the Grateful Dead, some of whom followed the band from concert to concert for years, are known as “Deadheads” and are known for their dedication to the band’s music.[6][7] The band and its following (Deadheads) are closely associated with the hippie movement and were seen as a form of institution in the culture of America for many years. Former members of the Grateful Dead, along with other musicians, toured as the Dead in 2003, 2004, and 2009 after touring asthe Other Ones in 1998, 2000, and 2002. There are many contemporary incarnations of the Dead, with the most prominent touring acts being Furthur, Phil Lesh & Friends, RatDog, and the Rhythm Devils with drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann. The group is slated to officially perform together again for their fiftieth anniversary, with Trey Anastasio of Phish taking the role of Jerry Garcia.[18]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grateful_Dead

PJ Harvey


Polly Jean “PJ” Harvey (Yeovil, 9 ottobre 1969) è una cantautrice e musicista britannica.

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/PJ_Harvey

Polly Jean Harvey, MBE (born 9 October 1969), known as PJ Harvey, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, writer, poet, composer and occasional artist.Primarily known as a vocalist and guitarist, she is also proficient with a wide range of instruments including piano, organ, bass, saxophone, harmonica and, most recently, the autoharp.

Harvey began her career in 1988 when she joined local band Automatic Dlamini as a vocalist, guitarist, and saxophone player. The band’s frontman, John Parish, would become her long-term collaborator. In 1991, she formed an eponymous trio and subsequently began her professional career. The trio released two studio albums, Dry (1992) and Rid of Me (1993) before disbanding, after which Harvey continued as a solo artist. Since 1995, she has released a further six studio albums with collaborations from various musicians including John Parish, former bandmate Rob Ellis, Mick Harvey, and Eric Drew Feldman and has also worked extensively with record producer Flood.

Among the accolades she has received are the 2001 and 2011 Mercury Prize for Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea (2000) and Let England Shake (2011)[ respectively—the only artist to have been awarded the prize twice—eight Brit Award nominations, six Grammy Award nominations and two further Mercury Prize nominations. Rolling Stone awarded her 1992’s Best New Artist and Best Singer Songwriter and 1995’s Artist of the Year, and listed Rid of Me, To Bring You My Love (1995) and Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea on its 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list. In 2011, she was awarded for Outstanding Contribution To Music at the NME Awards.[10] In June 2013, she was awarded an MBE for services to music.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PJ_Harvey

I Quattordici addestramenti alla Consapevolezza – The Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings Introduction – Thich Nhat Hanh


I Quattordici Addestramenti alla Consapevolezza di Thich Nhat Hanh


Il Primo Addestramento: Apertura
Consapevoli della sofferenza creata dal fanatismo e dall’intolleranza, siamo determinati a non idolatrare e a non vincolarci a nessuna dottrina, teoria o ideologia, neppure a quelle buddhiste. Gli insegnamenti buddhisti sono guide che ci aiutano a imparare il guardare in profondità e a sviluppare comprensione e compassione. Non sono dottrine per cui combattere, uccidere o morire.

Il Secondo Addestramento: Non Attaccamento alle Opinioni
Consapevoli della sofferenza creata dall’attaccamento alle opinioni e alle percezioni erronee, siamo determinati a non avere una mente ristretta, legata alle opinioni attuali. Impareremo e praticheremo il non attaccamento alle opinioni, per essere aperti alla visione profonda e alle esperienze degli altri. Siamo consapevoli che la conoscenza del momento non è l’immutabile e assoluta verità. La verità si trova nella vita e noi osserveremo la vita dentro e intorno a noi in ogni momento, pronti a imparare da essa.

Il Terzo Addestramento: Libertà di Pensiero
Consapevoli della sofferenza che causiamo imponendo le nostre opinioni, ci impegniamo a non forzare gli altri, neppure i nostri figli, ad adottare le nostre opinioni con alcun mezzo: autorità, minacce, denaro, propaganda o indottrinamento. Rispetteremo il diritto degli altri di essere diversi e di scegliere in cosa credere e come decidere. Tuttavia, con il dialogo compassionevole, aiuteremo gli altri a rinunciare al fanatismo e alla ristrettezza mentale.

Il Quarto Addestramento: Consapevolezza della Sofferenza
Consapevoli che guardare in profondità la natura della sofferenza ci aiuta a sviluppare la compassione e a trovare modi per uscire dalla sofferenza, siamo determinati a non fuggire e a non chiudere gli occhi di fronte alla sofferenza. Ci impegniamo a trovare modi, compresi contatti personali, immagini e suoni, per stare con coloro che soffrono, per capirne profondamente la situazione e aiutarli a trasformare la sofferenza in compassione, pace e gioia.

Il Quinto Addestramento: Vita Semplice e Sana
Consapevoli che la vera felicità si fonda sulla pace, la stabilità, la libertà e la compassione, siamo determinati a non porci come scopo della vita la fama, il profitto, il benessere o il piacere sensuale, a non accumulare ricchezza, mentre ci sono milioni di esseri che hanno fame e muoiono. Ci impegniamo a vivere con semplicità e a condividere tempo, energia e risorse materiali con chi ne ha bisogno. Praticheremo il consumo consapevole, non usando alcol, droghe o altri prodotti che introducano tossine in noi stessi, così come nel corpo e nella coscienza collettivi.

Il Sesto Addestramento: Prendersi Cura della Rabbia
Consapevoli che la rabbia blocca la comunicazione e crea sofferenza, siamo determinati a prenderci cura dell’energia della rabbia quando sorge e a riconoscerne e trasformarne i semi che giacciono nel profondo delle nostre coscienze. Quando sorge la rabbia, siamo determinati a non fare e a non dire nulla, praticando invece il respiro consapevole e la meditazione camminata, per riconoscere , abbracciare e guardare in profondità la rabbia. Impareremo a guardare con gli occhi della compassione coloro che pensiamo siano la causa della nostra rabbia.

Il Settimo Addestramento: Dimorare Felicemente nel Momento Presente
Consapevoli che la vita è disponibile solo nel momento presente e che è possibile vivere felicemente qui e ora, ci impegniamo ad addestrarci per vivere profondamente ogni momento della nostra vita quotidiana. Non ci faremo trasportare dai rimpianti del passato, dalle preoccupazioni per il futuro, o dall’avidità, dalla rabbia e dalla gelosia nel presente. Siamo determinati ad imparare l’arte del vivere consapevole, entrando in contatto con gli elementi meravigliosi, vitali e salutari che esistono in noi e intorno a noi, e nutrendo i semi di gioia, pace, amore e comprensione in noi stessi, per facilitare il lavoro di trasformazione e di guarigione della nostra coscienza.

L’Ottavo Addestramento: Comunità e Comunicazione
Consapevoli che la mancanza di comunicazione porta sempre divisione e sofferenza, ci impegniamo ad addestrarci nella pratica dell’ascolto compassionevole e della parola amorevole. Impareremo ad ascoltare in profondità, senza giudicare o reagire, e ci asterremo dal pronunciare parole che possano causare discordia o divisioni nella comunità. Faremo ogni sforzo per mantenere aperta la comunicazione e per ricomporre e risolvere tutti i conflitti, per quanto piccoli.

Il Nono Addestramento: Parola Veritiera e Amorevole
Consapevoli che le parole possono creare sofferenza o felicità, ci impegniamo a imparare a parlare in modo veritiero e costruttivo, usando solo parole che ispirino speranza e fiducia. Siamo determinati a non dire il falso per salvare interessi personali o per impressionare gli altri e a non pronunciare parole che causino divisione e odio. Non diffonderemo notizie di cui non siamo certi e non condanneremo cose di cui non siamo sicuri. Faremo del nostro meglio per denunciare situazioni di ingiustizia, anche quando ciò minacci la nostra incolumità.

Il Decimo Addestramento: Proteggere il Sangha
Consapevoli che l’essenza e lo scopo di un Sangha è la pratica della comprensione e della compassione, ci impegniamo a non usare la comunità buddhista per profitto personale e a non trasformare la nostra comunità in uno strumento politico. Tuttavia, una comunità spirituale dovrebbe prendere una chiara posizione contro l’oppressione e l’ingiustizia e dovrebbe lottare per cambiare la situazione, senza impegnarsi in conflitti di parte.

L’Undicesimo Addestramento: Retti Mezzi di Sostentamento
Consapevoli che l’ambiente e la società hanno subìto grandi violenze e ingiustizie, ci impegniamo a non vivere di una professione dannosa per gli esseri umani e per la natura. Faremo del nostro meglio per scegliere un mezzo di sostentamento che aiuti a realizzare il nostro ideale di comprensione e di compassione. Consapevoli dell’economia globale e della realtà politica e sociale, ci comporteremo in modo responsabile come consumatori e come cittadini, non investendo in aziende che privino gli altri della possibilità di vivere.

Il Dodicesimo Addestramento: Rispetto per la Vita
Consapevoli che molta sofferenza viene causata da guerre e conflitti, siamo determinati a coltivare la nonviolenza, la comprensione e la compassione nelle nostre vite quotidiane, per promuovere l’educazione alla pace, la mediazione consapevole e la riconciliazione nelle famiglie, nelle comunità, nelle nazioni e nel mondo. Siamo determinati a non uccidere e a non permettere che altri uccidano. Con il nostro Sangha praticheremo diligentemente il guardare in profondità, per scoprire modi migliori per proteggere la vita e prevenire la guerra.

Il Tredicesimo Addestramento: Generosità
Consapevoli della sofferenza causata da sfruttamento, ingiustizia sociale, furto e oppressione, ci impegniamo a coltivare la gentilezza amorevole e ad imparare modi per favorire il benessere di persone, animali, piante e minerali. Praticheremo la generosità, condividendo tempo, energie e risorse materiali con coloro che ne hanno bisogno. Siamo determinati a non rubare e a non possedere nulla che appartenga ad altri. Rispetteremo la proprietà altrui, ma cercheremo di impedire che altri traggano profitto dalla sofferenza umana e dalla sofferenza di altri esseri.

Il Quattordicesimo Addestramento: Retta Condotta
Consapevoli che le relazioni sessuali motivate dall’avidità non riescono a dissipare il sentimento di solitudine, ma creano maggior sofferenza, frustrazione e isolamento, siamo determinati a non intraprendere relazioni sessuali senza reciproca comprensione, amore e impegno a lungo termine. Nelle relazioni sessuali dobbiamo essere consapevoli della sofferenza che potremmo causare in futuro. Sappiamo che, per proteggere la felicità nostra e degli altri, dobbiamo rispettare i diritti e gli impegni nostri e degli altri. Faremo tutto quanto è in nostro potere per proteggere i bambini dagli abusi sessuali e per proteggere coppie e famiglie dalle rotture dovute a una condotta sessuale scorretta. Tratteremo il nostro corpo con rispetto e conserveremo le energie vitali (del sesso, del respiro e dello spirito) per la realizzazione del nostro ideale di bodhisattva. Saremo pienamente consapevoli della responsabilità di nuove vite e mediteremo sul mondo in cui intendiamo fare nascere nuovi esseri.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Monaco zen vietnamita, poeta e costruttore di pace, è oggi insieme al Dalai Lama una delle figure più rappresentative del Buddhismo nel mondo.

Nato in Vietnam centrale nel 1926, ordinato monaco all’età di 16 anni, ha operato fin dalla sua giovinezza affinché il buddhismo portasse pace, riconciliazione e fratellanza nella società. Testimone delle devastazioni portate nel suo Paese dalla guerra, ha avuto chiara la percezione che il buddhismo non poteva rinchiudersi nei templi disinteressandosi delle vicende umane ma era chiamato ad agire con equanimità, compassione ed efficacia e portare alle persone aiuti concreti, insieme a insegnamenti e sostegno spirituale.

Nel 1964, durante la guerra in Vietnam, ha dato vita a uno dei movimenti di resistenza nonviolenta più significativi del secolo, i Piccoli Corpi di Pace: gruppi di laici e monaci che si recavano nelle campagne per creare scuole, ospedali e per ricostruire i villaggi bombardati, subendo attacchi da entrambi i contendenti, che li ritenevano alleati del proprio nemico.

Nel 1967, mentre si trovava negli Stati Uniti, è stato candidato al Nobel per la pace da Martin Luther King, che dopo averlo incontrato ha preso posizione pubblicamente contro la guerra in Vietnam. Due anni dopo, già costretto all’esilio, ha dato vita alla Delegazione di Pace Buddhista, che ha partecipato alle trattative di pace di Parigi. Dopo la firma degli accordi gli è stato rifiutato il permesso di rientrare nel suo Paese. Stabilitosi in Francia, nel 1982 ha fondato Plum Village, comunità di monaci e laici nei pressi di Bordeaux, nella quale tuttora vive e insegna l’arte di vivere in consapevolezza. Solo nel gennaio del 2005, dopo 39 anni di esilio, su invito ufficiale del governo vietnamita ha potuto far ritorno per tre mesi in Vietnam, accompagnato da un folto gruppo di monaci e laici, per un viaggio di riconciliazione e insegnamenti.

Conduce ogni anno in tutto il mondo ritiri sull’arte di vivere in consapevolezza, ai quali partecipano migliaia di persone. Ha guidato ritiri speciali per reduci americani della guerra nel Vietnam, per parlamentari statunitensi, per psicoterapeuti, per artisti, per attivisti ambientalisti e per gruppi di praticanti israeliani e palestinesi.
I suoi numerosi libri sono stati tradotti in molte lingue. Le edizioni italiane sono pubblicate da Ubaldini, Mondadori e Neri Pozza.

Maggiori informazioni su di lui e sulla sua comunità possono essere trovate su http://www.plumvillage.org (in inglese) e sul sito http://www.esserepace.org (in italiano).

tay

The Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings Introduction
(from Interbeing by Thich Nhat Hanh)

1. The First Mindfulness Training: Openness
Aware of the suffering created by fanaticism and intolerance, we are determined not to be idolatrous about or bound to any doctrine, theory, or ideology, even Buddhist ones. Buddhist teachings are guiding means to help us learn to look deeply and to develop our understanding and compassion. They are not doctrines to fight, kill, or die for.

2. The Second Mindfulness Training: Nonattachment from Views
Aware of the suffering created by attachment to views and wrong perceptions, we are determined to avoid being narrow-minded and bound to present views. We shall learn and practice nonattachment from views in order to be open to others’ insights and experiences. We are aware that the knowledge we presently possess is not changeless, absolute truth. Truth is found in life, and we will observe life within and around us in every moment, ready to learn throughout our lives.

3. The Third Mindfulness Training: Freedom of Thought
Aware of the suffering brought about when we impose our views on others, we are committed not to force others, even our children, by any means whatsoever – such as authority, threat, money, propaganda, or indoctrination – to adopt our views. We will respect the right of others to be different and to choose what to believe and how to decide. We will, however, help others renounce fanaticism and narrowness through practicing deeply and engaging in compassionate dialogue.

4. The Fourth Mindfulness Training: Awareness of Suffering
Aware that looking deeply at the nature of suffering can help us develop compassion and find ways out of suffering, we are determined not to avoid or close our eyes before suffering. We are committed to finding ways, including personal contact, images, and sounds, to be with those who suffer, so we can understand their situation deeply and help them transform their suffering into compassion, peace, and joy.

5. The Fifth Mindfulness Training: Simple, Healthy Living
Aware that true happiness is rooted in peace, solidity, freedom, and compassion, and not in wealth or fame, we are determined not to take as the aim of our life fame, profit, wealth, or sensual pleasure, nor to accumulate wealth while millions are hungry and dying. We are committed to living simply and sharing our time, energy, and material resources with those in need. We will practice mindful consuming, not using alcohol, drugs, or any other products that bring toxins into our own and the collective body and consciousness.

6. The Sixth Mindfulness Training: Dealing with Anger
Aware that anger blocks communication and creates suffering, we are determined to take care of the energy of anger when it arises and to recognize and transform the seeds of anger that lie deep in our consciousness. When anger comes up, we are determined not to do or say anything, but to practice mindful breathing or mindful walking and acknowledge, embrace, and look deeply into our anger. We will learn to look with the eyes of compassion at ourselves and at those we think are the cause of our anger.

7. The Seventh Mindfulness Training: Dwelling Happily in the Present Moment
Aware that life is available only in the present moment and that it is possible to live happily in the here and now, we are committed to training ourselves to live deeply each moment of daily life. We will try not to lose ourselves in dispersion or be carried away by regrets about the past, worries about the future, or craving, anger, or jealousy in the present. We will practice mindful breathing to come back to what is happening in the present moment. We are determined to learn the art of mindful living by touching the wondrous, refreshing, and healing elements that are inside and around us, and by nourishing seeds of joy, peace, love, and understanding in ourselves, thus facilitating the work of transformation and healing in our consciousness.

8. The Eighth Mindfulness Training: Community and Communication
Aware that lack of communication always brings separation and suffering, we are committed to training ourselves in the practice of compassionate listening and loving speech. We will learn to listen deeply without judging or reacting and refrain from uttering words that can create discord or cause the community to break. We will make every effort to keep communications open and to reconcile and resolve all conflicts, however small.

9. The Ninth Mindfulness Training: Truthful and Loving Speech
Aware that words can create suffering or happiness, we are committed to learning to speak truthfully and constructively, using only words that inspire hope and confidence. We are determined not to say untruthful things for the sake of personal interest or to impress people, nor to utter words that might cause division or hatred. We will not spread news that we do not know to be certain nor criticize or condemn things of which we are not sure. We will do our best to speak out about situations of injustice, even when doing so may threaten our safety.

10. The Tenth Mindfulness Training: Protecting the Sangha
Aware that the essence and aim of a Sangha is the practice of understanding and compassion, we are determined not to use the Buddhist community for personal gain or profit or transform our community into a political instrument. A spiritual community should, however, take a clear stand against oppression and injustice and should strive to change the situation without engaging in partisan conflicts.

11. The Eleventh Mindfulness Training: Right Livelihood
Aware that great violence and injustice have been done to our environment and society, we are committed not to live with a vocation that is harmful to humans and nature. We will do our best to select a livelihood that helps realize our ideal of understanding and compassion. Aware of global economic, political and social realities, we will behave responsibly as consumers and as citizens, not supporting companies that deprive others of their chance to live.

12. The Twelfth Mindfulness Training: Reverence for Life
Aware that much suffering is caused by war and conflict, we are determined to cultivate nonviolence, understanding, and compassion in our daily lives, to promote peace education, mindful mediation, and reconciliation within families, communities, nations, and in the world. We are determined not to kill and not to let others kill. We will diligently practice deep looking with our Sangha to discover better ways to protect life and prevent war.

13. The Thirteenth Mindfulness Training: Generosity
Aware of the suffering caused by exploitation, social injustice, stealing, and oppression, we are committed to cultivating loving kindness and learning ways to work for the well-being of people, animals, plants, and minerals. We will practice generosity by sharing our time, energy, and material resources with those who are in need. We are determined not to steal and not to possess anything that should belong to others. We will respect the property of others, but will try to prevent others from profiting from human suffering or the suffering of other beings.

14. The Fourteenth Mindfulness Training: Right Conduct
(For lay members): Aware that sexual relations motivated by craving cannot dissipate the feeling of loneliness but will create more suffering, frustration, and isolation, we are determined not to engage in sexual relations without mutual understanding, love, and a long-term commitment. In sexual relations, we must be aware of future suffering that may be caused. We know that to preserve the happiness of ourselves and others, we must respect the rights and commitments of ourselves and others. We will do everything in our power to protect children from sexual abuse and to protect couples and families from being broken by sexual misconduct. We will treat our bodies with respect and preserve our vital energies (sexual, breath, spirit) for the realization of our bodhisattva ideal. We will be fully aware of the responsibility of bringing new lives into the world, and will meditate on the world into which we are bringing new beings.

(For monastic members): Aware that the aspiration of a monk or a nun can only be realized when he or she wholly leaves behind the bonds of worldly love, we are committed to practicing chastity and to helping others protect themselves. We are aware that loneliness and suffering cannot be alleviated by the coming together of two bodies in a sexual relationship, but by the practice of true understanding and compassion. We know that a sexual relationship will destroy our life as a monk or a nun, will prevent us from realizing our ideal of serving living beings, and will harm others. We are determined not to suppress or mistreat our body or to look upon our body as only an instrument, but to learn to handle our body with respect. We are determined to preserve vital energies (sexual, breath, spirit) for the realization of our bodhisattva ideal


Biography of teacher Thich Nhat Hanh

One of the best known and most respected Zen masters in the world today, poet, peace and human rights activist, Thich Nhat Hanh has led an extraordinary life. Born in central Vietnam in 1926, Nhat Hanh was ordained a Buddhist monk in 1942, at the age of sixteen. Just eight years later, he co-founded what was to become the foremost center of Buddhist studies in South Vietnam , the An Quang Buddhist Institute.

In 1961, Nhat Hanh came to the United States to study and teach comparative religion at Columbia and Princeton Universities . But in 1963, his monk-colleagues in Vietnam invited him to come home to join them in their work to stop the US-Vietnam war. After returning to Vietnam , he helped lead one of the great nonviolent resistance movements of the century, based entirely on Gandhian principles.

In 1964, along with a group of university professors and students in Vietnam, Thich Nhat Hanh founded the School of Youth for Social Service, called by the American press the “little Peace Corps,” in which teams of young people went into the countryside to establish schools and health clinics, and later to rebuild villages that had been bombed. By the time of the fall of Saigon, there were more than 10,000 monks, nuns, and young social workers involved in the work. In the same year, he helped set up what was to become one of the most prestigious publishing houses in Vietnam, La Boi Press. In his books and as editor-in-chief of the official publication of the Unified Buddhist Church, he called for reconciliation between the warring parties in Vietnam, and because of that his writings were censored by both opposing governments.

In 1966, at the urging of his fellow monks, he accepted an invitation from the Fellowship of Reconciliation and Cornell University to come to the U.S. “to describe to [us] the aspirations and the agony of the voiceless masses of the Vietnamese people” ( New Yorker , June 25, 1966). He had a densely packed schedule of speaking engagements and private meetings, and spoke convincingly in favor of a ceasefire and a negotiated settlement. Martin Luther King, Jr. was so moved by Nhat Hanh and his proposals for peace that he nominated him for the 1967 Nobel Peace Prize, saying, “I know of no one more worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize than this gentle monk from Vietnam .” Largely due to Thich Nhat Hanh’s influence, King came out publicly against the war at a press conference, with Nhat Hanh, in Chicago .

When Thomas Merton, the well-known Catholic monk and mystic, met Thich Nhat Hanh at his monastery, Gethsemani, near Louisville , Kentucky , he told his students, “Just the way he opens the door and enters a room demonstrates his understanding. He is a true monk.” Merton went on to write an essay, “Nhat Hanh Is My Brother,” an impassioned plea to listen to Nhat Hanh’s proposals for peace and lend full support for Nhat Hanh’s advocacy of peace. After important meetings with Senators Fullbright and Kennedy, Secretary of Defense McNamara, and others in Washington, Thich Nhat Hanh went to Europe, where he met with a number of heads of state and officials of the Catholic church, including two audiences with Pope Paul VI, urging cooperation between Catholics and Buddhists to help bring peace to Vietnam .

In 1969, at the request of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam, Thich Nhat Hanh set up the Buddhist Peace Delegation to the Paris Peace Talks. After the Peace Accords were signed in 1973, he was refused permission to return to Vietnam , and he established a small community a hundred miles southwest of Paris , called “Sweet Potato.” In 1976-77, Nhat Hanh conducted an operation to rescue boat people in the Gulf of Siam , but hostility from the governments of Thailand and Singapore made it impossible to continue. So for the following five years, he stayed at Sweet Potato in retreat – meditating, reading, writing, binding books, gardening, and occasionally receiving visitors.

In 1982, Thich Nhat Hanh established Plum Village, a larger, thriving retreat center near Bordeaux, France, where he has been living in exile from his native Vietnam . Since 1983 he has traveled to North America to lead retreats and give lectures on mindful living and social responsibility, “making peace right in the moment we are alive.” He has offered retreats for Vietnam veterans, mental health and social workers, prison inmates, ecologists, businessmen, police officers and members of Congress. In 1997, Nhat Hanh founded the Green Mountain Dharma Center and Maple Forest Monastery in Vermont . In 2000, he founded Deer Park Monastery in Escondido, California. He has ordained over two hundred monks and nuns from different parts of the world. In addition, 230 lay practice communities practicing in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh meet regularly throughout the United States and around the world.

Since his days in Vietnam , Thich Nhat Hanh has been a leading proponent of “engaged Buddhism,” a way of life and a spiritual practice that works actively in the world to relieve suffering. Nhat Hanh continues his work to alleviate the suffering of refugees, boat people, political prisoners and hungry families in Vietnam and other Third World countries. He has been instrumental in initiating the declaration, by the General Assembly of the United Nations, dedicating 2001-2010 as the “International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World” (Resolution A/RES/53/2519/111998). He collaborated with the Nobel Peace Laureates in drafting the “Manifesto 2000,” with six points on the Practice of Peace and Non-violence distributed by UNESCO. In December 2000, Thich Nhat Hanh was invited to give a lecture at the White House World Summit Conference on HIV and AIDS. He has also been invited to speak at The Gorbachev World Forum and the World Economic Summit in Davos , Switzerland .

Thich Nhat Hanh has received recognition for his prolific writings on meditation, mindfulness, and peace. He has published over 85 titles of accessible poems, prose, and prayers, with more than 40 of those works in English. His best-known books include Peace is Every Step , Being Peace , Touching Peace , Call Me by My True Names , Living Buddha, Living Christ , Teachings on Love , and Anger .

Now eighty years old, Thich Nhat Hanh is emerging as one of the great teachers of our time. In the midst of our society’s emphasis on speed, efficiency, and material success, Thich Nhat Hanh’s ability to walk calmly with peace and awareness and to teach us to do the same has led to his enthusiastic reception in the West. Although his mode of expression is simple, his message reveals the quintessence of the deep understanding of reality that comes from his meditations, his Buddhist training, and his work in the world.

Guardare avanti – Look ahead – Jackie Joyner-Kersee


🌸Guardare avanti🌸

È meglio guardare avanti
e prepararsi
che guardare indietro
e pentirsi.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee
🌸🍃🌸#pensierieparole
🌸Look ahead

It is better to look ahead
and prepare than
to look back and regret.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Scintilla – Spark


🌸Scintilla🌸

Scintilla
di vita
ti attraversa
accende il senso
di questo Essere
Vibrante
passaggio
d’amore
dove non esiste
il diverso
È tremore
e voragine
riempita
d’infinito amore
Tu sei
come me
ed insieme
noi siamo Tutto

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🌸🌿🌸#Poetycamente
🌸Spark

Spark
of life
crosses you
lights up the sense
of this Being
Vibrant
passage
love
where it does not exist
the different
It’s tremor
and chasm
filled
of infinite love
You are
like me
and together
we are everything

02.12.2019 Poetyca

U2 The Best of 1980-1990: New Year’s Day



Gli U2 sono un gruppo musicale irlandese formatosi a Dublino nel 1976. Il gruppo è composto da Paul David Hewson in arte Bono (cantante), David Howell Evans in arte The Edge (chitarrista), Adam Clayton (bassista) e Larry Mullen Jr. (batterista).

Nella loro carriera hanno venduto 150 milioni di dischi[7] e ricevuto il maggior numero di Grammy Awards per un gruppo, con 22 premi[8].

Nel 2005, appena raggiunto il termine minimo dei 25 anni di carriera, sono stati introdotti nella Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Fin dagli esordi, gli U2 si sono occupati della questione irlandese e del rispetto per i diritti civili, improntando su questi temi anche buona parte della loro attività artistica. Inoltre gli U2 sono tra i pochi gruppi internazionali a potersi vantare di aver sempre mantenuto la propria formazione originale.

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/U2

U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono (vocals and guitar), The Edge (guitar, keyboards, and vocals), Adam Clayton (bass guitar), and Larry Mullen Jr. (drums and percussion). U2’s early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group’s musical pursuits, they have maintained a sound built on melodic instrumentals. Their lyrics, often embellished with spiritual imagery, focus on personal themes and sociopolitical concerns.

The band formed at Mount Temple Comprehensive School in 1976 when the members were teenagers with limited musical proficiency. Within four years, they signed with Island Records and released their debut album Boy. By the mid-1980s, U2 had become a top international act. They were more successful as a touring act than they were at selling records until their 1987 album The Joshua Tree which, according to Rolling Stone, elevated the band’s stature “from heroes to superstars”.[1] Reacting to musical stagnation and criticism of their earnest image and musical direction in the late-1980s, U2 reinvented themselves with their 1991 album, Achtung Baby, and the accompanying Zoo TV Tour; they integrated dance, industrial, and alternative rock influences into their sound, and embraced a more ironic and self-deprecating image. They embraced similar experimentation for the remainder of the 1990s with varying levels of success. U2 regained critical and commercial favour in the 2000s with the records All That You Can’t Leave Behind (2000) and How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (2004), which established a more conventional, mainstream sound for the group. Their U2 360° Tour from 2009–2011 was the highest-attended and highest-grossing concert tour in history.

U2 have released 13 studio albums and are one of the world’s best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 170 million records worldwide.[2] They have won 22 Grammy Awards, more than any other band; and, in 2005, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. Rolling Stone ranked U2 at number 22 in its list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”, and labelled them the “Biggest Band in the World”.[3] Throughout their career, as a band and as individuals, they have campaigned for human rights and philanthropic causes, including Amnesty International, the ONE/DATA campaigns, Product Red, and The Edge’s Music Rising.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U2

Attimi – Instants


Attimi

Sbiaditi
attimi
mai colti
Eco strozzate
nel silenzio
di vite parallele
Attesa
tra onde
prima dell’alba

16.02.2018 Poetyca

Instants

Faded
instants
never caught
Eco throttled
in the silence
of parallel lives
Waiting
between waves
before sunrise

16.02.2018 Poetyca

Viaggio – Travel


🌸Viaggio🌸

Aerei
di carta
oltre confine

Lascio andare
tutti i pesi
e le paure

Colgo
il seme
dell’essenziale

Lezioni
di vita
per non sbagliare

14.10.2020 Poetyca
🌸🍃🌸#Poetycamente
🌸Travel

Planes
paper
beyond the border

I let go
all weights
and fears

I take
the seed
of the essential

Lessons
of life
to make not mistakes

14.10.2020 Poetyca

Crosby e Nash In Concert


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Crosby & Nash sono un duo musicale statunitense composto da David Crosby e Graham Nash. I due artisti sono anche attivi assieme nel supergruppo Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young fin dalla fine degli anni ’60.

Come duo, Crosby & Nash hanno lavorato nel corso degli anni ’70 e nella prima metà degli anni 2000.

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crosby_%26_Nash

Crosby & Nash

In addition to solo careers and within the larger aggregate of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, the musical team of David Crosby and Graham Nash have performed and recorded regularly as a duo, mostly during the 1970s and the 2000s

After the success of Déjà Vu and the subsequent break-up of the quartet in the summer of 1970, all four members of CSNY released solo albums. Crosby’s If I Could Only Remember My Name and Nash’s Songs for Beginners appeared in 1971 and missed the top ten. That autumn, the two good friends toured together as an acoustic duo to favorable reviews, one night from which would be released twenty-seven years later as Another Stoney Evening. Consequently, in 1972 the two decided to record an album, resulting in Graham Nash David Crosby, which reached #4 on the Billboard 200, ensuring that the two were still a viable draw without the more successful Stills and Young. Further work together later in 1972 was precluded by Crosby’s participation in The Byrdsreunion album recording sessions. In 1973, the pair joined Neil Young for the tour that would result in his Time Fades Away album, Crosby collaborated with electronica artist and Grateful Dead associate Ned Lagin, and Nash recorded a second solo album, Wild Tales. During this time, singularly and together they contributed backing vocals to various albums by associates in the California rock scene, including Stephen Stills, Harvest, Late for the Sky, and Court and Spark.

In 1974, both dutifully joined the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young reunion tour and attempt at the recording of a new album in Hawaii, sessions for which had continued in fits and starts after commencing in late 1973. After failing to complete an album Crosby and Nash signed a contract with ABC Records. Presumably for contractual obligations to their old label, the cassette and 8-track tape versions of their ABC LPs were issued by Atlantic. Recording activity yielded two albums in 1975 and 1976 respectively,Wind on the Water and Whistling Down the Wire. In that bicentennial year, Stephen Stills and Neil Young invited the duo to a recording session for their album Long May You Run. Crosby and Nash were forced to leave the recording session because they had time constraints to complete their second album for ABC Records, so Stills and Young wiped their vocals, releasing it as The Stills-Young Band. Crosby & Nash vowed not to work with either Stills or Young again, that oath lasting not even a year as they reconvened with Stills for the second Crosby Stills & Nash album in 1977.

ABC released four albums by Crosby & Nash prior to its being bought by the MCA conglomerate in 1979. In addition to the two abovementioned studio albums, the concert document Crosby-Nash Live appeared in 1977, with a compilation The Best of Crosby & Nash in 1978. All four albums featured their backing band The Mighty Jitters, consisting of Craig Doerge, Tim Drummond, Danny Kortchmar, Russ Kunkel, and David Lindley. Session bassist Leland Sklar alternated with Drummond in the studio, and the line-up of Doerge, Kortchmar, Kunkel, and Sklar had previously recorded as The Section, providing the back up for the first Crosby & Nash album on Atlantic. Depending upon availability of the various members, the twosome would either tour as a full-blown electric-based aggregation or in a semi-acoustic format with Doerge and Lindley. When CSN reunited on a more or less permanent basis in 1977, Doerge followed the group to Miami for the CSN sessions, contributing to several songs and collaborating on writing the song “Shadow Captain” with Crosby. Crosby and Doerge continued to collaborate regularly until the early 1990s.

In 1979, Crosby & Nash attempted a new album for Capitol Records, but sessions were dampened by Crosby’s increased dependence upon freebase cocaine. Sessions eventually appeared on Nash’s Earth & Sky without any songs from Crosby. Crosby’s problems during the 1980s with drugs, and his prison time, precluded any duo activity with Nash, the pair appearing on the CSN and CSNY albums of that decade. The 1990 CSN album Live It Up started as a Crosby & Nash record, but like its predecessorDaylight Again which was initially sessions for a Stills & Nash effort, Atlantic Records refused to release anything that didn’t include the full trio.

In 2004, Crosby & Nash released their first original studio record since 1976 with the double-album Crosby & Nash on Sanctuary Records, which featured backing mostly by members of Crosby’s band CPR. A single CD version was released in 2006 when CSNY began its “Freedom of Speech ’06” tour. On the Graham Nash box set Reflections, released in February 2009, the last track “In Your Name” was recorded on 21 October 2007 by the same band used for the 2004 Crosby & Nash album, including David Crosby on backing vocals.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crosby_%26_Nash

The Church


I The Church sono fra gli esponenti del rock psichedelico degli anni ottanta. La formazione è nata a Sydney, in Australia nel 1978.

Esordiscono nel 1980 con il singolo She Never Said. L’anno successivo pubblicano per il mercato australiano, il loro primo album intitolato Of Skins and Heart trainato dai singoli The Ungarded Moment, Too Fast for You e Tear It All Away, che a breve distanza viene pubblicato anche in Europa con il titolo di The Church.

La band propone un rock neopsichedelico con venature pop, sull’onda di analoghe neonate formazioni come R.E.M., Rain Parade, Green on Red, Dream Syndicate, Game Theory, The Triffids, Three O’Clock, Plimsouls, Hoodoo Gurus, The Long Ryders, si stava affermando nello scenario rock di quegli anni.

Il sound dei Church, tuttavia, si contraddistingue per le forti tonalità visionarie che, coi successivi album The Blurred Crusade (del 1982), Seance (del 1983) e Remote Luxury (del 1984), trovano la loro piena espressione.

Ma è con Heyday (del 1985) e Starfish (del 1988), che Steve Kilbey, Marty Willson-Piper, Peter Koppes e Richard Ploog sfiorano il successo mondiale, grazie a un rock che si fa più sostenuto e corposo e strizza l’occhio anche a sonorità più radiofoniche. Il singolo Under the Milky Way con le sue atmosfere agrodolci e arpeggi di chitarra che richiamano atmosfere irreali, rimane il loro brano più conosciuto, grazie anche ad un videoclip promozionale in assidua rotazione sulle televisioni musicali più note di quel periodo.

Il sound dei Church negli anni 90 si è sviluppato percorrendo nuove strade, pur mantenendo una coerenza stilistica di base, senza però ottenere il successo precedente. Si è accentuato l’uso dell’elettronica soprattutto negli album come Priest=Aura e Sometime Anywhere. Sono invece arrivati ad una buona mediazione tra il loro sound degli anni ottanta e la sperimentazione dei novanta nei lavori prodotti dopo il 2000: After Everything Now This, Forget Yourself e Uninvited, Like the Clouds, i tre dischi forse più completi e maturi che la band australiana abbia mai prodotto.

I componenti del gruppo hanno affiancato un’intensa carriera solista e di progetti paralleli. Si segnalano gli Hex e i Jack Frost di Kilbey, i Well di Koppes.

Il 17 ottobre 2014 esce il 25º album in studio intitolato “Further/Deeper”, registrato in soli otto giorni alla fine del 2013. L’album segna l’ingresso nella band del chitarrista Ian Haug al posto di Marty Wilson Piper che, secondo Kilbey, si era dichiarato non disponibile per l’incisione di un nuovo disco e ralativo tour.

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Church

The Church is an Australian psychedelic rock band formed in Sydney in 1980. Initially associated with new wave, neo-psychedelia and indie rock, their music later came to feature slower tempos and surreal soundscapes reminiscent of dream pop and post-rock. Glenn A. Baker has written that “From the release of the ‘She Never Said’ single in November 1980, this unique Sydney-originated entity has purveyed a distinctive, ethereal, psychedelic-tinged sound which has alternatively found favour and disfavor in Australia”.The Los Angeles Times has described the band’s music as “dense, shimmering, exquisite guitar pop”.

The founding members were Steve Kilbey on lead vocals and bass guitar, Peter Koppes and Marty Willson-Piper on guitars and Nick Ward on drums. Ward only played on their debut album and the band’s drummer for the rest of the 1980s was Richard Ploog. Jay Dee Daugherty (ex-Patti Smith Group) played drums from 1990 to 1993 and was replaced by Tim Powles, who has remained with them ever since. Koppes left the band from 1992 to 1997 and Willson-Piper left in 2013. He was replaced by Ian Haug, formerly of Powderfinger. Kilbey, Koppes and Powles also recorded together as “The Refo:mation” in 1997.

The Church’s debut album, Of Skins and Heart (1981), delivered their first radio hit “The Unguarded Moment” and they were signed to major labels in Australia, Europe and the United States. However, the US label was dissatisfied with their second album and dropped the band without releasing it. This put a dent in their international success, but they returned to the charts in 1988, with the album Starfish and the US Top 40 hit “Under the Milky Way”. Subsequent mainstream success has proved elusive, but the band retains a large international cult following and were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in Sydney in 2011. The Church continue to tour and record, releasing their 24th studio album, Further/Deeper, in October 2014.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Church_(band)

Amorevoli con voi stessi – Loving yourself – Riflettendo…


Riflettendo…

La Riflessione

Una persona dovrebbe contemplare l’attività dell’universo
Con profonda reverenza e introspezione.

In questo modo viene data espressione agli effetti di queste armonie
fin nella propria persona.

Ciò è sorgente di una energia nascosta.

I Ching

———————–

Osservando ad accogliendo
quanto si proietta da lontano,
quanto è legato in armonia profonda
è mezzo per comprendere come
siamo innestati nel tutto,
con le stesse leggi e la stessa
capacità di interagire
nel rispetto di esse.

Noi tutti siamo figli
dell’immutabile legge d’armonia
che tutto abbraccia e tutto sovrasta.

Noi tutti siamo capaci di seguire
respiro e passo che ci facciano
aprire all’universo, per essere
oltre le apparenze, forza e manifestazione.

Poetyca

———————–

L’insegnamento

Amorevoli con voi stessi

Non dimenticate di essere amorevoli con voi stessi.

Anche voi siete esseri viventi che meritate,
che necessitate amore e compassione.
In fatti, non potete veramente amare gli altri
fino a che non abbiate imparato ad amare voi stessi.

Questo non significa essere egoisti ed egocentrici.
Significa essere amici di voi stessi,
accettandovi così come siete, con i vostri difetti e limitazioni,
sapendo che potete cambiare e crescere.

Ven. Sangye Khadro

————————-

Ogni cosa parte da te:
braccia aperte al mondo,
cuore compassionevole
che sa accogliere e tramutare
ogni incertezza in colore vivo.

Ma partire da te
è apertura ed attenzione
verso il rispetto e la consapevolezza
che nessuno è perfetto
ma in mutevole e crescente attesa
per comprendere e portare
unità ad armonia passo dopo passo,
in sè ed intorno
per essere sempre fedele
con te stesso e le tue aspirazioni
per ritrovare il suono
del tuo essere nel mondo.

Poetyca

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Reflecting …

The Reflection

A person should contemplate the activity of the universe
With deep reverence and introspection.

In this way the effects of these harmonies are given expression
right down to his own person.

This is the source of a hidden energy.

I Ching

———————–

Looking to welcoming
how much is projected from afar,
what is linked in profound harmony
it is a means of understanding how
we are grafted into the whole,
with the same laws and the same
ability to interact
in compliance with them.

We are all children
of the immutable law of harmony
that embraces everything and dominates everything.

We are all capable of following
breath and step they take
open to the universe, to be
beyond appearances, strength and manifestation.

Poetyca

———————–

The teaching

Loving yourself

Don’t forget to be loving to yourself.

You too are living beings that you deserve,
that you need love and compassion.
In fact, you cannot truly love others
until you have learned to love yourself.

This does not mean being selfish and self-centered.
It means being friends with yourself,
accepting yourself as you are, with your flaws and limitations,
knowing that you can change and grow.

Ven. Sangye Khadro

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Everything starts with you:
open arms to the world,
compassionate heart
who knows how to welcome and transform
any uncertainty in bright color.

But starting from you
it is openness and attention
towards respect and awareness
that no one is perfect
but in changing and growing expectation
to understand and bring
unity to harmony step by step,
in itself and around
to always be faithful
with yourself and your aspirations
to find the sound
of your being in the world.

Poetyca

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Radiohead


I Radiohead sono un gruppo musicale rock inglese proveniente dall’Oxfordshire e formatosi nel 1985. Fino al 1992, quando cambiarono nome, erano noti come On a Friday. Hanno venduto più di 30 milioni di dischi in tutto il mondo.

La band è formata da Thom Yorke (voce, chitarra, pianoforte), Jonny Greenwood (chitarra solista, tastiere), Ed O’Brien (chitarra, voce di supporto), Colin Greenwood (basso elettrico, sintetizzatori) e Philip Selway (percussioni).

I Radiohead pubblicarono il loro primo singolo, Creep, nel 1992. La canzone fu inizialmente un insuccesso, ma dopo la pubblicazione dell’album di debutto Pablo Honey, il singolo ebbe un inaspettato successo mondiale. L’album, seppur ben accolto negli Stati Uniti, passò quasi inosservato in Inghilterra. Il successo in patria arrivò solo con il secondo album, The Bends (1995), che fece guadagnare al gruppo numerosi fan. La loro reputazione crebbe ancor di più con l’uscita del terzo album; caratterizzato da un suono più esteso e dal tema ricorrente dell’alienazione moderna, OK Computer (1997) è riconosciuto da diversi critici come una pietra miliare della musica rock degli anni novanta.
Con i loro successivi album Kid A (2000) e Amnesiac (2001), la popolarità dei Radiohead arrivò ai massimi livelli. Con questi dischi la band conobbe un’ulteriore evoluzione del proprio stile musicale, fortemente influenzato dalla musica classica contemporanea, dal free jazz e dall’elettronica. Il loro sesto album, Hail to the Thief (2003), caratterizzato da testi maggiormente rivolti all’attualità, è sembrato mescolare influenze da tutta la carriera della band.

I Radiohead, dopo quattro anni di assenza dalle scene, nel 2007, completarono le registrazioni del loro settimo album, intitolato In Rainbows, disponibile per il download digitale a partire dal 10 ottobre 2007.

Nel 2011 il gruppo ha pubblicato il suo ottavo album in studio, The King of Limbs, scaricabile anch’esso dal sito della band a partire dal 18 febbraio 2011.

La rivista statunitense Rolling Stone ha incluso cinque album dei Radiohead nella sua lista dei 500 migliori album: Kid A alla posizione 67, The Bends alla 111,OK Computer alla 162,[14] Amnesiac alla 320 e In Rainbows alla 336.[16] La stessa rivista ha inoltre inserito i Radiohead alla posizione numero 73 nella propria lista dei 100 migliori artisti. Gli stessi cinque album sono inseriti nel libro 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiohead

Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwood (bass), Phil Selway (drums, percussion, backing vocals) and Ed O’Brien (guitar, backing vocals).

Radiohead released their debut single “Creep” in 1992. It became a worldwide hit after the release of the band’s debut album, Pablo Honey (1993). Their popularity rose in the United Kingdom with the release of their second album, The Bends (1995). Radiohead’s third album, OK Computer (1997), propelled them to international fame; featuring an expansive sound and themes of modern alienation, OK Computer is often acclaimed as one of the landmark records of the 1990s and one of the best albums of all time.

Kid A (2000) and Amnesiac (2001) marked a dramatic evolution in Radiohead’s musical style, as they incorporated experimental electronic music, krautrock and jazz influences. Hail to the Thief (2003), a mix of piano and guitar rock, electronics, and lyrics inspired by war, was the band’s final album for their record label, EMI. Radiohead self-released their seventh album In Rainbows (2007) as a digital download for which customers could set their own price, to critical and chart success. Their eighth album, The King of Limbs (2011), was an exploration of rhythm and quieter textures, and was also self-released.

Radiohead have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide.[7] Their work places highly in both listener polls and critics’ lists of the best music of the 1990s and 2000s.[8][9] In 2005, they were ranked 73rd in Rolling Stone’s list of “The Greatest Artists of All Time”; Jonny Greenwood (48th[10]) and O’Brien were both included in Rolling Stone‍ ’​s list of greatest guitarists, and Yorke (66th[11]) in their list of greatest singers. In 2009, Rolling Stone readers voted the group the second best artist of the 2000s.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiohead

Vita – Life


🌸Vita🌸

Anche oggi
apri
gli occhi
al nuovo
giorno
ed accogli
incanto
e scoperta

Respiri
e voli
tra tremore
d’emozione
e forza
spezzando
abitudini
a passi nuovi

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🌸Life

Also today
you open
the eyes
to the new
day
and welcome
enchantment
and discovery

Breathe
and flights
between tremor
of emotion
and strength
breaking
habits
with new steps

01.09.2020 Poetyca

Allmand Brothers Band.- a Decade of hits (1969-1979)


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La Allman Brothers Band è un gruppo statunitense formatosi a Jacksonville, Florida, tra il 23 e il 26 marzo 1969[3] attorno ai due fratelli Duane e Gregg Allman. Sono considerati i principali inventori del southern rock[4], genere nato dalla miscela di elementi del blues, del rock, del country e del jazz in generale.[5]

La discografia ufficiale comprende dodici album studio, quattordici album live e sedici raccolte.

Nel 1995 la Allman Brothers Band è entrata a far parte della Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Allman_Brothers_Band

The Allman Brothers Band was an American rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman (slide guitar and lead guitar) and Gregg Allman (vocals, keyboards, songwriting), as well as Dickey Betts (lead guitar, vocals, songwriting), Berry Oakley (bass guitar), Butch Trucks (drums), and Jai Johanny “Jaimoe” Johanson (drums). While the band has been called the principal architects of southern rock, they also incorporate elements of blues, jazz, and country music, and their live shows have jam band-style improvisation and instrumentals.

The group’s first two studio releases stalled commercially, but their 1971 live release, At Fillmore East, represented an artistic and commercial breakthrough. The album features extended renderings of their songs “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” and “Whipping Post“, and is often considered among the best live albums. Group leader Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident not long afterward, and the band completed Eat a Peach (1972) in his memory, a dual studio/live album that cemented the band’s popularity. Following the death of bassist Berry Oakley later that year, the group recruited keyboardist Chuck Leavell and bassist Lamar Williams for 1973’sBrothers and Sisters, which, combined with the hit single, “Ramblin’ Man“, placed the group at the forefront of 1970s rock music. Internal turmoil overtook the band soon after; the group dissolved in 1976, reformed briefly at the end of the decade with additional personnel changes, and dissolved again in 1982.

The band reformed once more in 1989, releasing a string of new albums and touring heavily. A series of personnel changes in the late 1990s was capped by the departure of Betts. The group found stability during the 2000s with bassist Oteil Burbridge and guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks (the nephew of their drummer), and became renowned for their month-long string of shows at New York City‘s Beacon Theater each spring. The band retired in 2014 with the departure of the aforementioned members. The band has been awarded eleven gold and five platinum albums,[2] and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. Rolling Stone ranked them 52nd on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time in 2004.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Allman_Brothers_Band

Stella – Star



STELLA

Piccolo angelo,
piccolo tesoro,
la tua breve vita
quante cose ci ha insegnato,
quante cose pure ci ha regalato.
L’amore e la pazienza
Nel sopportare il dolore.
Dovevi riprendere il tuo volo
A noi hai lasciato
Un gran vuoto
Ed il cuore straziato.
Sappiamo che vivi nella Luce,
sei una grande stella luminosa,
segna il nostro cammino
ora che siamo nel buio,
accendi la nostra speranza,
stai a noi vicino,
nel buio della notte
guardando il cielo
vogliamo sentirti vicina
e sapere che la tua sofferenza
come la nostra non è stata vana
perché a chi ti è stato vicino
tu creatura piccola e fragile
hai insegnato il linguaggio
dell’amore.
Noi sappiamo che
un giorno potremo
ritrovarti ancora,
e saremo riuniti
nella luce dell’aurora,
che tu ci accoglierai
e ci stringerai
nel tuo abbraccio
di luce,
intanto siamo in cammino
per capire il senso
della tua breve vita,
vorremmo averti ancora accanto,
anche se confusi
cerchiamo di essere sereni,
ma sei tu che ci manchi.
Piccola stella fai sentire
Che ci sei ancora
Con tutto il tuo amore.

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STAR
Little angel
treasure,
your short life
taught us many things,
also gave us many things.
The love and patience
In the pain.
You had to take your flight
We’ve left
A great void
And the broken heart.
We know that live in the Light,
‘re a big bright star,
marks our path
now that we are in the dark
turn our hope,
‘re close to us,
in the dark
looking at the sky
we want to hold you near
and know that your suffering
like ours was not in vain
because who’s been close
small and fragile creature you
You taught the language
love.
We know that
one day we can
find you again,
and we will be meeting
in the light of dawn,
We welcome you
and we shook
in your embrace
light,
Meanwhile we are journeying
to understand the meaning
of your short life,
we still have you near,
although confused
try to be calm,
But it’s you that we lack.
Small star you hear
We’re still
With all your love.

29.10.2000 Poetyca

Dall’alto – From above


🌸Dall’alto🌸

Dall’alto
guardo
il mondo
e i suoi colori
Come viaggio
in attesa di Primavera
tra pazienza
e speranza
Arriverà
il giorno nuovo
nelle strade
e nelle piazze
Arriverà
la gratitudine
per imparare
ad apprezzare
Giorno dopo giorno
sarà sorriso
ed abbraccio
da tempo sospesi

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🌸From above

From above
I watch
the world
and its colors
How I travel
waiting for Spring
between patience
and hope
Will arrive
the new day
in the streets
and in the squares
Will arrive
gratitude
to learn
to appreciate
Day after day
will be smile
and hug
long suspended

31.03.2020 Poetyca

Bob Dylan – Bootleg Series (Complete) (Live)


Bob Dylan, nato con il nome di Robert Allen Zimmerman (Duluth, 24 maggio 1941), è un cantautore e compositore statunitense.

Distintosi anche come scrittore, poeta, attore, pittore, scultore e conduttore radiofonico, è una delle più importanti figure degli ultimi cinquant’anni nel campo musicale, in quello della cultura popolare e della letteratura a livello mondiale.[2][3][4]

La maggior parte delle sue canzoni più conosciute risale agli anni sessanta, quando l’artista si è posto come figura chiave del movimento di protesta americano. Canzoni come Blowin’ in the Wind e The Times They Are A-Changin’[5] sono diventate gli inni dei movimenti pacifisti e per i diritti civili.

I testi delle sue prime canzoni affrontano temi politici, sociali e filosofici e risentono di influenze letterarie, sfidando le convenzioni della musica pop e appellandosi allacontrocultura del tempo.

Nel corso degli anni Dylan ha ampliato e personalizzato il suo stile musicale arrivando a toccare molti generi diversi come country, blues, gospel, rock and roll, rockabilly,jazz e swing, ma anche musica popolare inglese, scozzese ed irlandese[6][7].

Oltre ad aver di fatto inventato (o re-inventato) la figura del cantautore contemporaneo[8][9], a Dylan si devono, tra le altre cose, l’ideazione del folk-rock (in particolare con l’album Bringing It All Back Home, del 1965)[10], il primo singolo di successo ad avere una durata non commerciale (gli oltre 6 minuti della celeberrima Like a Rolling Stone, del 1965)[11] e il primo album doppio della storia del rock (Blonde on Blonde, del 1966)[12]. Il video promozionale del brano Subterranean Homesick Blues (1965) è considerato da alcuni il primo videoclip in assoluto[13][14].

Tra i molti riconoscimenti che gli sono stati conferiti vanno menzionati almeno il Grammy Award alla carriera nel 1991[15], il Polar Music Prize (ritenuto da alcuni equivalente del premio Nobel in campo musicale[16]) nel 2000[17], il Premio Oscar nel 2001 (per la canzone Things Have Changed, dalla colonna sonora del film Wonder Boys, per la quale si è aggiudicato anche il Golden Globe)[18], il Premio Pulitzer nel 2008[19], la National Medal of Arts nel 2009[20] e la Presidential Medal of Freedom nel2012[21].

La rivista Rolling Stone lo inserisce al secondo posto nella lista dei 100 miglior artisti[22] e al settimo in quella dei 100 migliori cantanti[23].

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Dylan

 

Bob Dylan (/ˈdɪlən/; born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, artist, and writer. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when his songs chronicled social unrest, although Dylan repudiated suggestions from journalists that he was a spokesman for his generation. Nevertheless, early songs such as “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin’” became anthems for the American civil rights and anti-war movements. Leaving his initial base in the American folk music revival, Dylan’s six-minute single “Like a Rolling Stone” altered the range of popular music in 1965. His mid-1960s recordings, backed by rock musicians, reached the top end of the United States music charts while also attracting denunciation and criticism from others in the folk movement.

Dylan’s lyrics have incorporated various political, social, philosophical, and literary influences. They defied existing pop music conventions and appealed to the burgeoningcounterculture. Initially inspired by the performances of Little Richard, and the songwriting of Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson and Hank Williams, Dylan has amplified and personalized musical genres. His recording career, spanning 50 years, has explored the traditions in American song—from folk, blues, and country to gospel, rock and roll, and rockabilly to English, Scottish, and Irish folk music, embracing even jazz and the Great American Songbook. Dylan performs with guitar, keyboards and harmonica. Backed by a changing line-up of musicians, he has toured steadily since the late 1980s on what has been dubbed the Never Ending Tour. His accomplishments as a recording artist and performer have been central to his career, but his greatest contribution is considered his songwriting.

Since 1994, Dylan has published six books of drawings and paintings, and his work has been exhibited in major art galleries. As a musician, Dylan has sold more than 100 million records, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time; he has received numerous awards including Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award; he has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Pulitzer Prize jury in 2008 awarded him a special citation for “his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power.” In May 2012, Dylan received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Dylan

I Quattordici Addestramenti alla Consapevolezza di Thich Nhat Hanh


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I Quattordici Addestramenti alla Consapevolezza di Thich Nhat Hanh
Il Primo Addestramento: Apertura
Consapevoli della sofferenza creata dal fanatismo e dall’intolleranza, siamo determinati a non idolatrare e a non vincolarci a nessuna dottrina, teoria o ideologia, neppure a quelle buddhiste. Gli insegnamenti buddhisti sono guide che ci aiutano a imparare il guardare in profondità e a sviluppare comprensione e compassione. Non sono dottrine per cui combattere, uccidere o morire.

Il Secondo Addestramento: Non Attaccamento alle Opinioni
Consapevoli della sofferenza creata dall’attaccamento alle opinioni e alle percezioni erronee, siamo determinati a non avere una mente ristretta, legata alle opinioni attuali. Impareremo e praticheremo il non attaccamento alle opinioni, per essere aperti alla visione profonda e alle esperienze degli altri. Siamo consapevoli che la conoscenza del momento non è l’immutabile e assoluta verità. La verità si trova nella vita e noi osserveremo la vita dentro e intorno a noi in ogni momento, pronti a imparare da essa.

Il Terzo Addestramento: Libertà di Pensiero
Consapevoli della sofferenza che causiamo imponendo le nostre opinioni, ci impegniamo a non forzare gli altri, neppure i nostri figli, ad adottare le nostre opinioni con alcun mezzo: autorità, minacce, denaro, propaganda o indottrinamento. Rispetteremo il diritto degli altri di essere diversi e di scegliere in cosa credere e come decidere. Tuttavia, con il dialogo compassionevole, aiuteremo gli altri a rinunciare al fanatismo e alla ristrettezza mentale.

Il Quarto Addestramento: Consapevolezza della Sofferenza
Consapevoli che guardare in profondità la natura della sofferenza ci aiuta a sviluppare la compassione e a trovare modi per uscire dalla sofferenza, siamo determinati a non fuggire e a non chiudere gli occhi di fronte alla sofferenza. Ci impegniamo a trovare modi, compresi contatti personali, immagini e suoni, per stare con coloro che soffrono, per capirne profondamente la situazione e aiutarli a trasformare la sofferenza in compassione, pace e gioia.

Il Quinto Addestramento: Vita Semplice e Sana
Consapevoli che la vera felicità si fonda sulla pace, la stabilità, la libertà e la compassione, siamo determinati a non porci come scopo della vita la fama, il profitto, il benessere o il piacere sensuale, a non accumulare ricchezza, mentre ci sono milioni di esseri che hanno fame e muoiono. Ci impegniamo a vivere con semplicità e a condividere tempo, energia e risorse materiali con chi ne ha bisogno. Praticheremo il consumo consapevole, non usando alcol, droghe o altri prodotti che introducano tossine in noi stessi, così come nel corpo e nella coscienza collettivi.

Il Sesto Addestramento: Prendersi Cura della Rabbia
Consapevoli che la rabbia blocca la comunicazione e crea sofferenza, siamo determinati a prenderci cura dell’energia della rabbia quando sorge e a riconoscerne e trasformarne i semi che giacciono nel profondo delle nostre coscienze. Quando sorge la rabbia, siamo determinati a non fare e a non dire nulla, praticando invece il respiro consapevole e la meditazione camminata, per riconoscere , abbracciare e guardare in profondità la rabbia. Impareremo a guardare con gli occhi della compassione coloro che pensiamo siano la causa della nostra rabbia.

Il Settimo Addestramento: Dimorare Felicemente nel Momento Presente
Consapevoli che la vita è disponibile solo nel momento presente e che è possibile vivere felicemente qui e ora, ci impegniamo ad addestrarci per vivere profondamente ogni momento della nostra vita quotidiana. Non ci faremo trasportare dai rimpianti del passato, dalle preoccupazioni per il futuro, o dall’avidità, dalla rabbia e dalla gelosia nel presente. Siamo determinati ad imparare l’arte del vivere consapevole, entrando in contatto con gli elementi meravigliosi, vitali e salutari che esistono in noi e intorno a noi, e nutrendo i semi di gioia, pace, amore e comprensione in noi stessi, per facilitare il lavoro di trasformazione e di guarigione della nostra coscienza.

L’Ottavo Addestramento: Comunità e Comunicazione
Consapevoli che la mancanza di comunicazione porta sempre divisione e sofferenza, ci impegniamo ad addestrarci nella pratica dell’ascolto compassionevole e della parola amorevole. Impareremo ad ascoltare in profondità, senza giudicare o reagire, e ci asterremo dal pronunciare parole che possano causare discordia o divisioni nella comunità. Faremo ogni sforzo per mantenere aperta la comunicazione e per ricomporre e risolvere tutti i conflitti, per quanto piccoli.

Il Nono Addestramento: Parola Veritiera e Amorevole
Consapevoli che le parole possono creare sofferenza o felicità, ci impegniamo a imparare a parlare in modo veritiero e costruttivo, usando solo parole che ispirino speranza e fiducia. Siamo determinati a non dire il falso per salvare interessi personali o per impressionare gli altri e a non pronunciare parole che causino divisione e odio. Non diffonderemo notizie di cui non siamo certi e non condanneremo cose di cui non siamo sicuri. Faremo del nostro meglio per denunciare situazioni di ingiustizia, anche quando ciò minacci la nostra incolumità.

Il Decimo Addestramento: Proteggere il Sangha
Consapevoli che l’essenza e lo scopo di un Sangha è la pratica della comprensione e della compassione, ci impegniamo a non usare la comunità buddhista per profitto personale e a non trasformare la nostra comunità in uno strumento politico. Tuttavia, una comunità spirituale dovrebbe prendere una chiara posizione contro l’oppressione e l’ingiustizia e dovrebbe lottare per cambiare la situazione, senza impegnarsi in conflitti di parte.

L’Undicesimo Addestramento: Retti Mezzi di Sostentamento
Consapevoli che l’ambiente e la società hanno subìto grandi violenze e ingiustizie, ci impegniamo a non vivere di una professione dannosa per gli esseri umani e per la natura. Faremo del nostro meglio per scegliere un mezzo di sostentamento che aiuti a realizzare il nostro ideale di comprensione e di compassione. Consapevoli dell’economia globale e della realtà politica e sociale, ci comporteremo in modo responsabile come consumatori e come cittadini, non investendo in aziende che privino gli altri della possibilità di vivere.

Il Dodicesimo Addestramento: Rispetto per la Vita
Consapevoli che molta sofferenza viene causata da guerre e conflitti, siamo determinati a coltivare la nonviolenza, la comprensione e la compassione nelle nostre vite quotidiane, per promuovere l’educazione alla pace, la mediazione consapevole e la riconciliazione nelle famiglie, nelle comunità, nelle nazioni e nel mondo. Siamo determinati a non uccidere e a non permettere che altri uccidano. Con il nostro Sangha praticheremo diligentemente il guardare in profondità, per scoprire modi migliori per proteggere la vita e prevenire la guerra.

Il Tredicesimo Addestramento: Generosità
Consapevoli della sofferenza causata da sfruttamento, ingiustizia sociale, furto e oppressione, ci impegniamo a coltivare la gentilezza amorevole e ad imparare modi per favorire il benessere di persone, animali, piante e minerali. Praticheremo la generosità, condividendo tempo, energie e risorse materiali con coloro che ne hanno bisogno. Siamo determinati a non rubare e a non possedere nulla che appartenga ad altri. Rispetteremo la proprietà altrui, ma cercheremo di impedire che altri traggano profitto dalla sofferenza umana e dalla sofferenza di altri esseri.

Il Quattordicesimo Addestramento: Retta Condotta
Consapevoli che le relazioni sessuali motivate dall’avidità non riescono a dissipare il sentimento di solitudine, ma creano maggior sofferenza, frustrazione e isolamento, siamo determinati a non intraprendere relazioni sessuali senza reciproca comprensione, amore e impegno a lungo termine. Nelle relazioni sessuali dobbiamo essere consapevoli della sofferenza che potremmo causare in futuro. Sappiamo che, per proteggere la felicità nostra e degli altri, dobbiamo rispettare i diritti e gli impegni nostri e degli altri. Faremo tutto quanto è in nostro potere per proteggere i bambini dagli abusi sessuali e per proteggere coppie e famiglie dalle rotture dovute a una condotta sessuale scorretta. Tratteremo il nostro corpo con rispetto e conserveremo le energie vitali (del sesso, del respiro e dello spirito) per la realizzazione del nostro ideale di bodhisattva. Saremo pienamente consapevoli della responsabilità di nuove vite e mediteremo sul mondo in cui intendiamo fare nascere nuovi esseri.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Monaco zen vietnamita, poeta e costruttore di pace, è oggi insieme al Dalai Lama una delle figure più rappresentative del Buddhismo nel mondo.

Nato in Vietnam centrale nel 1926, ordinato monaco all’età di 16 anni, ha operato fin dalla sua giovinezza affinché il buddhismo portasse pace, riconciliazione e fratellanza nella società. Testimone delle devastazioni portate nel suo Paese dalla guerra, ha avuto chiara la percezione che il buddhismo non poteva rinchiudersi nei templi disinteressandosi delle vicende umane ma era chiamato ad agire con equanimità, compassione ed efficacia e portare alle persone aiuti concreti, insieme a insegnamenti e sostegno spirituale.

Nel 1964, durante la guerra in Vietnam, ha dato vita a uno dei movimenti di resistenza nonviolenta più significativi del secolo, i Piccoli Corpi di Pace: gruppi di laici e monaci che si recavano nelle campagne per creare scuole, ospedali e per ricostruire i villaggi bombardati, subendo attacchi da entrambi i contendenti, che li ritenevano alleati del proprio nemico.

Nel 1967, mentre si trovava negli Stati Uniti, è stato candidato al Nobel per la pace da Martin Luther King, che dopo averlo incontrato ha preso posizione pubblicamente contro la guerra in Vietnam. Due anni dopo, già costretto all’esilio, ha dato vita alla Delegazione di Pace Buddhista, che ha partecipato alle trattative di pace di Parigi. Dopo la firma degli accordi gli è stato rifiutato il permesso di rientrare nel suo Paese. Stabilitosi in Francia, nel 1982 ha fondato Plum Village, comunità di monaci e laici nei pressi di Bordeaux, nella quale tuttora vive e insegna l’arte di vivere in consapevolezza. Solo nel gennaio del 2005, dopo 39 anni di esilio, su invito ufficiale del governo vietnamita ha potuto far ritorno per tre mesi in Vietnam, accompagnato da un folto gruppo di monaci e laici, per un viaggio di riconciliazione e insegnamenti.

Conduce ogni anno in tutto il mondo ritiri sull’arte di vivere in consapevolezza, ai quali partecipano migliaia di persone. Ha guidato ritiri speciali per reduci americani della guerra nel Vietnam, per parlamentari statunitensi, per psicoterapeuti, per artisti, per attivisti ambientalisti e per gruppi di praticanti israeliani e palestinesi.
I suoi numerosi libri sono stati tradotti in molte lingue. Le edizioni italiane sono pubblicate da Ubaldini, Mondadori e Neri Pozza.

Maggiori informazioni su di lui e sulla sua comunità possono essere trovate su www.plumvillage.org (in inglese) e sul sito www.esserepace.org (in italiano).

tay

The Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings Introduction
(from Interbeing by Thich Nhat Hanh)

1. The First Mindfulness Training: Openness
Aware of the suffering created by fanaticism and intolerance, we are determined not to be idolatrous about or bound to any doctrine, theory, or ideology, even Buddhist ones. Buddhist teachings are guiding means to help us learn to look deeply and to develop our understanding and compassion. They are not doctrines to fight, kill, or die for.

2. The Second Mindfulness Training: Nonattachment from Views
Aware of the suffering created by attachment to views and wrong perceptions, we are determined to avoid being narrow-minded and bound to present views. We shall learn and practice nonattachment from views in order to be open to others’ insights and experiences. We are aware that the knowledge we presently possess is not changeless, absolute truth. Truth is found in life, and we will observe life within and around us in every moment, ready to learn throughout our lives.

3. The Third Mindfulness Training: Freedom of Thought
Aware of the suffering brought about when we impose our views on others, we are committed not to force others, even our children, by any means whatsoever – such as authority, threat, money, propaganda, or indoctrination – to adopt our views. We will respect the right of others to be different and to choose what to believe and how to decide. We will, however, help others renounce fanaticism and narrowness through practicing deeply and engaging in compassionate dialogue.

4. The Fourth Mindfulness Training: Awareness of Suffering
Aware that looking deeply at the nature of suffering can help us develop compassion and find ways out of suffering, we are determined not to avoid or close our eyes before suffering. We are committed to finding ways, including personal contact, images, and sounds, to be with those who suffer, so we can understand their situation deeply and help them transform their suffering into compassion, peace, and joy.

5. The Fifth Mindfulness Training: Simple, Healthy Living
Aware that true happiness is rooted in peace, solidity, freedom, and compassion, and not in wealth or fame, we are determined not to take as the aim of our life fame, profit, wealth, or sensual pleasure, nor to accumulate wealth while millions are hungry and dying. We are committed to living simply and sharing our time, energy, and material resources with those in need. We will practice mindful consuming, not using alcohol, drugs, or any other products that bring toxins into our own and the collective body and consciousness.

6. The Sixth Mindfulness Training: Dealing with Anger
Aware that anger blocks communication and creates suffering, we are determined to take care of the energy of anger when it arises and to recognize and transform the seeds of anger that lie deep in our consciousness. When anger comes up, we are determined not to do or say anything, but to practice mindful breathing or mindful walking and acknowledge, embrace, and look deeply into our anger. We will learn to look with the eyes of compassion at ourselves and at those we think are the cause of our anger.

7. The Seventh Mindfulness Training: Dwelling Happily in the Present Moment
Aware that life is available only in the present moment and that it is possible to live happily in the here and now, we are committed to training ourselves to live deeply each moment of daily life. We will try not to lose ourselves in dispersion or be carried away by regrets about the past, worries about the future, or craving, anger, or jealousy in the present. We will practice mindful breathing to come back to what is happening in the present moment. We are determined to learn the art of mindful living by touching the wondrous, refreshing, and healing elements that are inside and around us, and by nourishing seeds of joy, peace, love, and understanding in ourselves, thus facilitating the work of transformation and healing in our consciousness.

8. The Eighth Mindfulness Training: Community and Communication
Aware that lack of communication always brings separation and suffering, we are committed to training ourselves in the practice of compassionate listening and loving speech. We will learn to listen deeply without judging or reacting and refrain from uttering words that can create discord or cause the community to break. We will make every effort to keep communications open and to reconcile and resolve all conflicts, however small.

9. The Ninth Mindfulness Training: Truthful and Loving Speech
Aware that words can create suffering or happiness, we are committed to learning to speak truthfully and constructively, using only words that inspire hope and confidence. We are determined not to say untruthful things for the sake of personal interest or to impress people, nor to utter words that might cause division or hatred. We will not spread news that we do not know to be certain nor criticize or condemn things of which we are not sure. We will do our best to speak out about situations of injustice, even when doing so may threaten our safety.

10. The Tenth Mindfulness Training: Protecting the Sangha
Aware that the essence and aim of a Sangha is the practice of understanding and compassion, we are determined not to use the Buddhist community for personal gain or profit or transform our community into a political instrument. A spiritual community should, however, take a clear stand against oppression and injustice and should strive to change the situation without engaging in partisan conflicts.

11. The Eleventh Mindfulness Training: Right Livelihood

Aware that great violence and injustice have been done to our environment and society, we are committed not to live with a vocation that is harmful to humans and nature. We will do our best to select a livelihood that helps realize our ideal of understanding and compassion. Aware of global economic, political and social realities, we will behave responsibly as consumers and as citizens, not supporting companies that deprive others of their chance to live.

12. The Twelfth Mindfulness Training: Reverence for Life
Aware that much suffering is caused by war and conflict, we are determined to cultivate nonviolence, understanding, and compassion in our daily lives, to promote peace education, mindful mediation, and reconciliation within families, communities, nations, and in the world. We are determined not to kill and not to let others kill. We will diligently practice deep looking with our Sangha to discover better ways to protect life and prevent war.

13. The Thirteenth Mindfulness Training: Generosity
Aware of the suffering caused by exploitation, social injustice, stealing, and oppression, we are committed to cultivating loving kindness and learning ways to work for the well-being of people, animals, plants, and minerals. We will practice generosity by sharing our time, energy, and material resources with those who are in need. We are determined not to steal and not to possess anything that should belong to others. We will respect the property of others, but will try to prevent others from profiting from human suffering or the suffering of other beings.

14. The Fourteenth Mindfulness Training: Right Conduct
(For lay members): Aware that sexual relations motivated by craving cannot dissipate the feeling of loneliness but will create more suffering, frustration, and isolation, we are determined not to engage in sexual relations without mutual understanding, love, and a long-term commitment. In sexual relations, we must be aware of future suffering that may be caused. We know that to preserve the happiness of ourselves and others, we must respect the rights and commitments of ourselves and others. We will do everything in our power to protect children from sexual abuse and to protect couples and families from being broken by sexual misconduct. We will treat our bodies with respect and preserve our vital energies (sexual, breath, spirit) for the realization of our bodhisattva ideal. We will be fully aware of the responsibility of bringing new lives into the world, and will meditate on the world into which we are bringing new beings.

(For monastic members): Aware that the aspiration of a monk or a nun can only be realized when he or she wholly leaves behind the bonds of worldly love, we are committed to practicing chastity and to helping others protect themselves. We are aware that loneliness and suffering cannot be alleviated by the coming together of two bodies in a sexual relationship, but by the practice of true understanding and compassion. We know that a sexual relationship will destroy our life as a monk or a nun, will prevent us from realizing our ideal of serving living beings, and will harm others. We are determined not to suppress or mistreat our body or to look upon our body as only an instrument, but to learn to handle our body with respect. We are determined to preserve vital energies (sexual, breath, spirit) for the realization of our bodhisattva ideal


Biography of  teacher Thich Nhat Hanh

One of the best known and most respected Zen masters in the world today, poet, peace and human rights activist, Thich Nhat Hanh has led an extraordinary life. Born in central Vietnam in 1926, Nhat Hanh was ordained a Buddhist monk in 1942, at the age of sixteen. Just eight years later, he co-founded what was to become the foremost center of Buddhist studies in South Vietnam , the An Quang Buddhist Institute.

In 1961, Nhat Hanh came to the United States to study and teach comparative religion at Columbia and Princeton Universities . But in 1963, his monk-colleagues in Vietnam invited him to come home to join them in their work to stop the US-Vietnam war. After returning to Vietnam , he helped lead one of the great nonviolent resistance movements of the century, based entirely on Gandhian principles.

In 1964, along with a group of university professors and students in Vietnam, Thich Nhat Hanh founded the School of Youth for Social Service, called by the American press the “little Peace Corps,” in which teams of young people went into the countryside to establish schools and health clinics, and later to rebuild villages that had been bombed. By the time of the fall of Saigon, there were more than 10,000 monks, nuns, and young social workers involved in the work. In the same year, he helped set up what was to become one of the most prestigious publishing houses in Vietnam, La Boi Press. In his books and as editor-in-chief of the official publication of the Unified Buddhist Church, he called for reconciliation between the warring parties in Vietnam, and because of that his writings were censored by both opposing governments.

In 1966, at the urging of his fellow monks, he accepted an invitation from the Fellowship of Reconciliation and Cornell University to come to the U.S. “to describe to [us] the aspirations and the agony of the voiceless masses of the Vietnamese people” ( New Yorker , June 25, 1966). He had a densely packed schedule of speaking engagements and private meetings, and spoke convincingly in favor of a ceasefire and a negotiated settlement. Martin Luther King, Jr. was so moved by Nhat Hanh and his proposals for peace that he nominated him for the 1967 Nobel Peace Prize, saying, “I know of no one more worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize than this gentle monk from Vietnam .” Largely due to Thich Nhat Hanh’s influence, King came out publicly against the war at a press conference, with Nhat Hanh, in Chicago .

When Thomas Merton, the well-known Catholic monk and mystic, met Thich Nhat Hanh at his monastery, Gethsemani, near Louisville , Kentucky , he told his students, “Just the way he opens the door and enters a room demonstrates his understanding. He is a true monk.” Merton went on to write an essay, “Nhat Hanh Is My Brother,” an impassioned plea to listen to Nhat Hanh’s proposals for peace and lend full support for Nhat Hanh’s advocacy of peace. After important meetings with Senators Fullbright and Kennedy, Secretary of Defense McNamara, and others in Washington, Thich Nhat Hanh went to Europe, where he met with a number of heads of state and officials of the Catholic church, including two audiences with Pope Paul VI, urging cooperation between Catholics and Buddhists to help bring peace to Vietnam .

In 1969, at the request of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam, Thich Nhat Hanh set up the Buddhist Peace Delegation to the Paris Peace Talks. After the Peace Accords were signed in 1973, he was refused permission to return to Vietnam , and he established a small community a hundred miles southwest of Paris , called “Sweet Potato.” In 1976-77, Nhat Hanh conducted an operation to rescue boat people in the Gulf of Siam , but hostility from the governments of Thailand and Singapore made it impossible to continue. So for the following five years, he stayed at Sweet Potato in retreat – meditating, reading, writing, binding books, gardening, and occasionally receiving visitors.

In 1982, Thich Nhat Hanh established Plum Village, a larger, thriving retreat center near Bordeaux, France, where he has been living in exile from his native Vietnam . Since 1983 he has traveled to North America to lead retreats and give lectures on mindful living and social responsibility, “making peace right in the moment we are alive.” He has offered retreats for Vietnam veterans, mental health and social workers, prison inmates, ecologists, businessmen, police officers and members of Congress. In 1997, Nhat Hanh founded the Green Mountain Dharma Center and Maple Forest Monastery in Vermont . In 2000, he founded Deer Park Monastery in Escondido, California. He has ordained over two hundred monks and nuns from different parts of the world. In addition, 230 lay practice communities practicing in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh meet regularly throughout the United States and around the world.

Since his days in Vietnam , Thich Nhat Hanh has been a leading proponent of “engaged Buddhism,” a way of life and a spiritual practice that works actively in the world to relieve suffering. Nhat Hanh continues his work to alleviate the suffering of refugees, boat people, political prisoners and hungry families in Vietnam and other Third World countries. He has been instrumental in initiating the declaration, by the General Assembly of the United Nations, dedicating 2001-2010 as the “International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World” (Resolution A/RES/53/2519/111998). He collaborated with the Nobel Peace Laureates in drafting the “Manifesto 2000,” with six points on the Practice of Peace and Non-violence distributed by UNESCO. In December 2000, Thich Nhat Hanh was invited to give a lecture at the White House World Summit Conference on HIV and AIDS. He has also been invited to speak at The Gorbachev World Forum and the World Economic Summit in Davos , Switzerland .

Thich Nhat Hanh has received recognition for his prolific writings on meditation, mindfulness, and peace. He has published over 85 titles of accessible poems, prose, and prayers, with more than 40 of those works in English. His best-known books include Peace is Every Step , Being Peace , Touching Peace , Call Me by My True Names , Living Buddha, Living Christ , Teachings on Love , and Anger .

Now eighty years old, Thich Nhat Hanh is emerging as one of the great teachers of our time. In the midst of our society’s emphasis on speed, efficiency, and material success, Thich Nhat Hanh’s ability to walk calmly with peace and awareness and to teach us to do the same has led to his enthusiastic reception in the West. Although his mode of expression is simple, his message reveals the quintessence of the deep understanding of reality that comes from his meditations, his Buddhist training, and his work in the world.

Viaggio – Travel – Haiku


🌸Viaggio – Haiku🌸

Viaggio perfetto
oltre ogni distanza
tra mente e il cuore.

04.03.2019 Poetyca
🌸🌿🌸#Poetycamente
🌸Travel – Haiku

Just a perfect trip
beyond every distance
between mind and heart.

04.03.2019 Poetyca

Riflettendo …Benessere – Welfare


Riflettendo…

La Riflessione

Lascia che il tuo amore fluisca per tutto l’universo,
per tutta la sua altezza, profondità e ampiezza.

Un amore infinito, senza ombra di risentimento, né di ostilità.

Sutta Nipata

———————

Nulla mi appartiene e tutto è dono,
in reciprocità e scambio.

Germoglia il seme
in un terreno fertile
e colora il tempo
di petali ed aromi
che a nessuno appartengono.

Nell’amore è l’offerta di sè,
il passo incondizionato
che restituisce con gratitudine
quanto ricevuto dalla vita.

Non c’è recinto che trattenga
e s’espande karuna senza confine
mentre vibrante è la voce della mente/cuore
in un abbraccio che è interdipendenza.

Poetyca

———————

L’insegnamento

Benessere

Un essere umano è in grado di sperimentare un consistente senso di benessere e felicità,
indipendentemente dalle circostanze.

L’intenzione del Buddha non era fondare una religione
o radunare un vasto seguito di discepoli,
ma aiutare chi lo desiderasse, a realizzare il semplice obbiettivo del benessere.

Ajahn Sucitto

—————-

Immersi nell’ascolto profondo
si semina gentilezza amorevole

Abbracciando ogni essere
senza attaccamento ed aspettative
si offre il frutto della presenza paziente
che è amore compassionevole
e nell’interessere è il beneficio
che s’inchina alla liberazione dalla sofferenza.

Poetyca

—————-

07.06.2008 Poetyca

Reflecting …

The Reflection

Let your love flow throughout the universe,
throughout its height, depth and breadth.

An infinite love, without a shadow of resentment or hostility.

Sutta Nipata

———————

Nothing belongs to me and everything is a gift,
in reciprocity and exchange.

The seed sprouts
in fertile ground
and color the time
of petals and aromas
that belong to no one.

In love is the offering of oneself,
the unconditional step
which returns with gratitude
what has been received from life.

There is no fence to hold back
and karuna expands without boundaries
while the voice of the mind / heart is vibrating
in an embrace that is interdependence.

Poetyca

———————

The teaching

Welfare

A human being is able to experience a consistent sense of well-being and happiness,
regardless of the circumstances.

The Buddha’s intention was not to found a religion
or gather a large following of disciples,
but to help those who wish to achieve the simple goal of well-being.

Ajahn Sucitto

—————-

Immersed in deep listening
loving kindness is sown

Embracing every being
without attachment and expectations
the fruit of patient presence is offered
which is compassionate love
and in being is the benefit
who bow to liberation from suffering.

Poetyca

—————-

07.06.2008 Poetyca

Sade


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Sade ([ʃɑːˈdeɪ] in inglese, /ʃaˈde/ sciadé in italiano) sono un gruppo jazz-pop britannico molto popolare, che prende il nome dalla propria leader Sade Adu. La loro musica fonde elementi di R&B, soul music, jazz e soft rock.

L’album di debutto, Diamond Life, fu pubblicato nel 1984 e raggiunse la posizione n. 2 nella UK Albums Chart, con oltre 1,2 milioni di copie vendute nel solo Regno Unito. L’album si aggiudicò anche il BRIT Award per il miglior album britannico del 1985. L’album fu un successo internazionale, raggiungendo la prima posizione in diversi Paesi e la top ten negli Stati Uniti, dove vendette oltre 4 milioni di copie. A fine 1985 i Sade pubblicarono il loro secondo album, Promise, che arrivò al numero 1 sia nel Regno Unito che negli Stati Uniti.] L’album fu certificato nel Regno Unito con il doppio disco di platino dalla BPI e negli USA con il quadruplo disco di platino dalla RIAA. Nel 1986 la band vinse il Grammy Award al miglior artista esordiente.[4] Nel 2002 Sade ha vinto un Grammy con l’album Lovers Rock nella categoria “Best Pop Vocal Album; for solo artists, duos or groups” . Il sesto album registrato in studio, Soldier of Love, fu pubblicato l’8 febbraio 2010 a raggiunse il n. 4 in Inghilterra ed il n. 1 negli Stati Uniti Nel 2011 la band ha vinto il quarto Grammy Award per la “miglior performance R&B”

Secondo la RIAA Sade ha venduto 23,5 milioni di copie negli USA ed oltre 50 milioni di copie in tutto il mondo. L’emittente televisiva VH1 li ha messi al 50º posto nell’elenco dei cento migliori artisti di tutti i tempi

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sade_(gruppo_musicale)

Sade (/ʃɑːˈd/ shah-day) are an English soul and R&B band formed in London in 1982. However, three of their members were originally from Kingston upon Hull in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Sade is the lead singer of the eponymous band. Their music also features elements of jazz and soft rock.

Sade’s debut album, Diamond Life, was released in 1984, reaching No. 2 in the UK Album Chart, selling over 1.2 million copies in the UK, and won the Brit Awardfor Best British Album in 1985.[1] The album was also a hit internationally, reaching No. 1 in several countries and the top ten in the US where it has sold in excess of 4 million copies. In late 1985, Sade released their second album, Promise, which peaked at No. 1 in both the UK and the US.[2][3] It was certified double platinumin the UK, and quadruple platinum in the US. In 1986 the band won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist.[4] Their 2000 album, Lovers Rock, won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album. Sade’s sixth studio album, Soldier of Love, was released on 8 February 2010, and peaked at No. 4 in the UK, and No. 1 in the US. In 2011, the band won their fourth Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals

Sade’s US certified sales so far stand at 23.5 million units according to Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and have sold more than 50 million units worldwide to date. The band were ranked at No. 50 on VH1’s list of the “100 greatest artists of all time.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sade_(band)

The Best of the Doors


I Doors sono stati un gruppo musicale statunitense, fondato nel 1965 da Jim Morrison (cantante), Ray Manzarek (tastierista), Robby Krieger (chitarrista) e John Densmore (batterista), e scioltosi definitivamente dopo otto anni di carriera effettiva nel 1973[2], due anni dopo la morte di Jim Morrison (avvenuta il 3 luglio del 1971). Sono considerati uno dei gruppi più influenti e controversi nella storia della musica, alla quale hanno unito con successo elementi blues, psichedelia[2] e jazz[3][4]. Molti dei loro brani, come Light My Fire, The End, Hello, I Love You e Riders on the Storm, sono considerati dei classici e sono stati reinterpretati da numerosi artisti delle generazioni successive.

I Doors hanno venduto più di 100 milioni di dischi in tutto il mondo.[5][6] Tre album in studio della band, The Doors (1967), L.A. Woman (1971) e Strange Days (1967), sono presenti nella lista dei 500 migliori album, rispettivamente alle posizioni 42, 362 e 407. Nel 1993 i Doors furono inseriti nella Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Doors

 

The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore and guitaristRobby Krieger. The band took its name from the title of Aldous Huxley‘s book The Doors of Perception,[2] which itself was a reference to a William Blake quote: “If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite.”[3] They were among the most controversial, influential and unique rock acts of the 1960s and beyond, mostly because of Morrison’s wild, poetic[4] lyrics and charismatic but unpredictable stage persona. After Morrison’s death on 3 July 1971, aged 27, the remaining members continued as a trio until disbanding in 1973.[5]

Signing with Elektra Records in 1966, the Doors released eight albums between 1967 and 1971. All but one hit the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 and went platinum or better. The 1967 release of The Doors was the first in a series of top ten albums in the United States, followed by Strange Days (1967), Waiting for the Sun (1968), The Soft Parade (1969), Morrison Hotel (1970), Absolutely Live (1970) and L.A. Woman (1971), with 21 Gold, 14 Platinum and 5 Multi-Platinum album awards in the United States alone.[6] The band’s biggest hits are “Light My Fire” (US, number 1), “People Are Strange” (US, number 12), “Love Me Two Times” (US, number 25), “Hello, I Love You” (US, number 1), “The Unknown Soldier“, (US, number 39), “Touch Me” (US, number 3), “Love Her Madly” (US, number 11), and “Riders On The Storm” (US, number 14). After Morrison’s death in 1971, the surviving trio released two albums Other Voices and Full Circle with Manzarek and Krieger sharing lead vocals. The three members also collaborated on the spoken-word recording of Morrison’s An American Prayer in 1978 and on the “Orange County Suite” for a 1997 boxed set. Manzarek, Krieger and Densmore reunited in 2000 for an episode of VH1’s “Storytellers” and subsequently recorded Stoned Immaculate: The Music of the Doors with a variety of vocalists.

Although the Doors’ active career ended in 1973, their popularity has persisted. According to the RIAA, they have sold 36.6 million certified units in the US[7] and over 100 million records worldwide,[8] making them one of the best-selling bands of all time.[9] The Doors has been listed as one of the greatest artists of all time by many magazines, including Rolling Stone, which ranked them 41st on its list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[10] The Doors were the first American band to accumulate eight consecutive gold and platinum LPs.[11]

In 2002 Manzarek and Krieger started playing together again, branding themselves as the Doors of the 21st Century, with Ian Astbury of the The Cult on vocals. Densmore opted to sit out and, along with the Morrison estate, sued the duo over proper use of the band name and won. After a short time as Riders On the Storm, they settled on the name Manzarek-Krieger and continued to tour until Manzarek’s death in 2013, at the age of 74.

Three of the band’s studio albums, The Doors (1967), L.A. Woman (1971), and Strange Days (1967), were featured in the Rolling Stone list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, at positions 42, 362 and 407 respectively.

The band, their work, and Morrison’s celebrity are considered important to the counterculture of the 1960s.[12][13][14][15][16]

The Doors were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Doors

The Best of the Doors [Full Album]


I Doors sono stati un gruppo musicale statunitense, fondato nel 1965 da Jim Morrison (cantante), Ray Manzarek (tastierista), Robby Krieger (chitarrista) e John Densmore (batterista), e scioltosi definitivamente dopo otto anni di carriera effettiva nel 1973[2], due anni dopo la morte di Jim Morrison (avvenuta il 3 luglio del 1971).

Sono considerati uno dei gruppi più influenti e controversi nella storia della musica, alla quale hanno unito con successo elementi blues, psichedelia[2] e jazz[3][4]. Molti dei loro brani, come Light My Fire, The End, Hello, I Love You e Riders on the Storm, sono considerati dei classici e sono stati reinterpretati da numerosi artisti delle generazioni successive.

I Doors hanno venduto più di 100 milioni di dischi in tutto il mondo.[5][6] Tre album in studio della band, The Doors (1967), L.A. Woman (1971) e Strange Days (1967), sono presenti nella lista dei 500 migliori album, rispettivamente alle posizioni 42, 362 e 407. Nel 1993 i Doors furono inseriti nella Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Doors

The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore. The band took its name from the title of Aldous Huxley’s book The Doors of Perception,[2] which itself was a reference to a William Blake quote: “If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite.”[3] They were among the most controversial, influential and unique rock acts of the 1960s, mostly because of Morrison’s lyrics and charismatic but unpredictable stage persona. After Morrison’s death on 3 July 1971, aged 27, the remaining members continued as a trio until disbanding in 1973.[4]

Signing with Elektra Records in 1966, the Doors released eight albums between 1967 and 1971. All but one hit the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 and went platinum or better. The 1967 release of The Doors was the first in a series of top ten albums in the United States, followed by Strange Days (1967), Waiting for the Sun (1968), The Soft Parade (1969), Morrison Hotel (1970), Absolutely Live (1970) and L.A. Woman (1971), with 20 Gold, 14 Platinum and 5 Multi-Platinum album awards in the United States alone.[5] The band had three million-selling singles in the U.S.—”Light My Fire”, “Hello, I Love You” and “Touch Me”. After Morrison’s death in 1971, the surviving trio released two albums Other Voices and Full Circle with Manzarek and Krieger sharing lead vocals. The three members also collaborated on the spoken-word recording of Morrison’s An American Prayer in 1978 and on the “Orange County Suite” for a 1997 boxed set. Manzarek, Krieger and Densmore reunited in 2000 for an episode of VH1’s “Storytellers” and subsequently recorded Stoned Immaculate: The Music of the Doors with a variety of vocalists.

Although the Doors’ active career ended in 1973, their popularity has persisted. According to the RIAA, they have sold 33 million certified units in the US[6] and over 100 million records worldwide,[7] making them one of the best-selling bands of all time.[8] The Doors have been listed as one of the greatest artists of all time by many magazines, including Rolling Stone, which ranked them 41st on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[9] The Doors were the first American band to accumulate eight consecutive gold and platinum LPs.[10]

In 2002 Manzarek and Krieger started playing together again, branding themselves as the Doors of the 21st Century, with Ian Astbury of the Cult on vocals. Densmore opted to sit out and, along with the Morrison estate, sued the duo over proper use of the band’s name and won. After a short time as Riders On the Storm, they settled on the name Manzarek-Krieger and continued to tour until Manzarek’s death in 2013 at the age of 74.

Three of the band’s studio albums, The Doors (1967), L.A. Woman (1971), and Strange Days (1967), were featured in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, at positions 42, 362 and 407 respectively.

The band, their work, and Morrison’s celebrity are considered important to the counterculture of the 1960s.[11][12][13][14][15]

The Doors were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Doors

Dido


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Dido Florian Cloud De Bounevialle O’Malley Armstrong (Londra, 25 dicembre 1971) è una cantante britannica, nota semplicemente come Dido.
Dido nasce al St. Mary Abbots Hospital a Kensington, Londra, dalla madre Clare Collins, poetessa, e dal padre William O’Malley Armstrong, editore e manager di origine irlandese. Cresciuta studiando e ascoltando musica classica, a sei anni inizia a frequentare la London Guildhall School Of Music, dove studia pianoforte e violino. Grazie anche all’influenza del fratello Rowland Constantine (detto Rollo), futuro leader del gruppo pop Faithless, entra in contatto con i generi musicali più svariati; comincia quindi a fare esperienza come cantante in varie band, prima di entrare nei Faithless nel ruolo di seconda vocalist. Con il gruppo parteciperà alla registrazione di Reverence (1996) e di Sunday 8pm (1998).
Nel 1995 Dido comincia a scrivere anche materiale proprio traendone varie demo, che, riunite in una raccolta intitolata Odds & Ends pubblicata su cd, catturano l’attenzione dell’Arista Records, portando alla firma di un contratto con Dido negli USA. Delle canzoni incluse in Odds & Ends, Take my hand è stata inclusa come bonus track in tutte le edizioni di No Angel, Sweet eyed baby è stata remixata e reintitolata Don’t think of me, mentre Worthless e Me sono state incluse solo nell’edizione giapponese.
https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dido_(cantante)
Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O’Malley Armstrong, known as Dido (/ˈdaɪdoʊ/, born 25 December 1971), is a British singer and songwriter. Dido attained international success with her debut album No Angel (1999). It sold over 21 million copies worldwide,[3] and won several awards, including the MTV Europe Music Award for Best New Act, two NRJ Awards for Best New Act and Best Album, and two Brit Awards for Best British Female and Best Album. Her next album, Life for Rent (2003), continued her success with the hit singles “White Flag” and “Life for Rent”.
Dido’s first two albums are among the best-selling albums in UK Chart history, and both are in the top 10 best-selling albums of the 2000s in the UK. Her third studio album, Safe Trip Home (2008), received critical acclaim but failed to duplicate the commercial success of her previous efforts.[5] She was nominated for an Academy Award for the song “If I Rise”. Dido was ranked No. 98 on the Billboard chart of the top Billboard 200 artists of the 2000s (2000–2009) based on the success of her albums in the first decade of the 21st century.[7] Dido made a comeback in 2013, releasing her fourth studio album Girl Who Got Away, which reached the Top 5 in the United Kingdom.