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We had a great evening bringing sculptures to life with Athira and Kirthana, senior students of Chandrabhanu Bharatalaya Academy. We all were touched by the beauty and harmony of the Energy of the Indian Spirit, which destroys but also constructs.

New Acropolis Australia

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MelodieMelodie plays the Baroque bassoon throughout Europe and teaches in the city of Porto, Portugal. Graduate of the Swiss school of ancient music ‘Schola Cantorum Basiliensis’, she was the first to obtain a pedagogical degree for her instrument. She is currently on tour, and for two years she will visit 24 countries including Australia, which was her seventh stop. Her project “Melodie around the world”, focuses on the pedagogical role of ancient music, the transmission of traditional music and its adaptation to the modern world. Melodie presented a workshop on this instrument and gave a talk on her project in the lecture hall of New Acropolis in Sydney. The activity had the support of the Consulate General of Switzerland in Sydney.

 

 

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HaikuPoetryNightNew Acropolis Sydney volunteers organised a night of “Japanese Poetry: Haiku”. Haiku is an ancient form of Japanese poetry, with a unique verse style. At its peak in the 17th century, Haiku was a major part of Japanese culture, inspiring artists of the time to create beautiful paintings of pastoral scenes.

Acropolis volunteers recited a selection of traditional Haiku poetry, accompanied by stunning images of classical Japanese paintings. A discussion then followed with attending guests.

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SitharNight
Ron Ragel, multi-talented musician, educator and author committed to living a contemplative life, offered various
musical demonstrations on the sitar and gave a talk on the underlying philosophy of sacred
music.

This fascinating and inspiring artist has released over 15 CDs and today is a top-selling international artist.

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Ariadne and the Myth of Theseus
Talk given by philosophy professor Guner Orucu on the myth of Theseus in front of the painting of Ariadne at the art gallery of New South Wales, with the aim of unraveling the philosophical ideas underlying the myth and the symbolism of the labyrinth.

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Presentation by Ron Ragel, international musician and sitar player; healing sound yoga therapist; author and educator. After twenty-five years of spiritual quest, he shared his teachings and wisdom about the journey to higher consciousness in the The Sacred Path of the Warrior. The Sacred Path of the Warrior is a journey with the ultimate goal of knowledge in order to liberate others.

The warrior grounds himself in the practice of meditation, pranayama breathing exercises, healing sound yoga and music therapy. There were demonstrations and a musical performance.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARiley Lee began playing the shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) in 1971. He was the heir of two of the oldest and most venerated lineages of traditional shakuhachi that go back to the Zen Buddhist Komusô, or the “priests of nothingness” of the Edo period in Japan. In 1980, he became the first non-Japanese to attain the rank of shihan dai, or grand master. Riley’s music is a meditation and has been used around the world in yoga, tai chi, massage, acupuncture and other body therapies. Riley Lee shared his philosophy of shakuhachi interpretation.

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