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Understanding



Detail of a poster for the International Hygiene Exhibition 1911 in Dresden » by Franz von Stuck)



« Understanding » is the third segue in the series that I have written…

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Angel on the Threshold



Holzfigur Engelchen auf Halbmond » by 4028mdk09)…







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Added by Candle4Tibet / Chris Stewart on December 26, 2011 at 12:45am — No Comments

Vigilance



Lebenslauf » by Adi Holzer)





« Vigilance » is the second of a series of short segues that I have composed in order to combine already existing pieces into one larger, continuous whole.



Each of the segues highlights a…

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Added by Candle4Tibet / Chris Stewart on November 21, 2011 at 1:22am — No Comments

Essay : On Desire



Photo of the magnetic field of two bar magnets with like poles close together » by Alexander Wilmer Duff)





In Buddhist culture, there exists the core notion of the three poisons, which are considered to be the cause of all sufferings.



In English, the poisons are generally…

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Added by Candle4Tibet / Chris Stewart on August 17, 2011 at 9:23am — No Comments

Purposefulness



Dance Of Fire » by SarThePhotographer)







« Purposefulness » is the first of a series of short segues that I have put together in the hopes of joining existing compositions into one continuous piece of music.



In order to preserve the surprise, I won't…

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Added by Candle4Tibet / Chris Stewart on August 12, 2011 at 11:08am — No Comments

Procession (Juggernaut part 3 - revisited)



Ratha Yatra Festival in Puri, India » by James Fergusson)





The third part of « Juggernaut, » entitled « Procession, » evokes the arrival of the crushing force before it unleashes into a frenzy of…

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Added by Candle4Tibet / Chris Stewart on August 4, 2011 at 12:47pm — No Comments

On Individualistic Spirituality

In my opinion, on some social networks there appears to be a tendency to avoid challenges altogether in order to protect beliefs.



The rationale seems to be that the intent of the challengers is merely to « make wrong, » and that those who challenge are just not « confident in their own beliefs. »



But what then if the intent is not to « make wrong » ? What if the intent is to shed a different light ? What if the prompting comes from the heart and not the ego ? What if the… Continue

Added by Candle4Tibet / Chris Stewart on July 28, 2011 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Integration (The Chrome Lake part 7 - revisited)



(Based on « 4D virtual 3x3x3x3 sequential move puzzle, scrambled » by SpinningSpark)





« Integration » is the seventh and final chapter of « The Chrome Lake. »



This instrumental section starts…

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Added by Candle4Tibet / Chris Stewart on July 22, 2011 at 5:31pm — No Comments

Steamroller (Juggernaut part 4 - revisited)



Wilesco D36 steamroller » by Morn)





« Steamroller » is the fourth chapter of « Juggernaut. » In the storyline of the suite, it represents the apex of pain, and the metanoia.



The instrumental is one of the most busy pieces of music that I’ve written up to now, and…

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Added by Candle4Tibet / Chris Stewart on July 17, 2011 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Introspection II (The Chrome Lake part 5)



(« Introspection II » by Christopher Stewart)





« Introspection II » is the fifth section, and second with vocals, of « The Chrome Lake. »



The chapter is an almost-but-not-identical twin to « Introspection I. » And again, the subject matter is pretty much self-explanatory.



Here are the lyrics :



I see you…

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Added by Candle4Tibet / Chris Stewart on July 11, 2011 at 9:42am — No Comments

Kalachakra for World Peace 2011

Kalachakra sand mandala » ]





Since July 6, 2011, the 76th birthday of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, a Kalachakra for World Peace is offered in the heart of the US capital, Washington, DC. His Holiness offers this…

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Added by Candle4Tibet / Chris Stewart on July 11, 2011 at 8:46am — No Comments

Surface (The Dam part 6 - revisited)



Surface Tension » by darkmatter)





In « Surface, » the sixth chapter of « The Dam, » the protagonist/narrator is gradually returning to activity after having transformed into who they feel like being. Ultimately, they reach the…

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Added by Candle4Tibet / Chris Stewart on July 7, 2011 at 10:12am — No Comments

Waking In Heaven







Dante and Beatrice gaze upon the highest Heaven » by Gustave Doré)



« Waking In Heaven » is a short instrumental about learning to trust life and allowing it to do its thing so we can end up where we belong, healed, hopeful, happy, and in love with… Continue

Added by Candle4Tibet / Chris Stewart on July 1, 2011 at 8:33pm — No Comments

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