Welcome to

Echoes

Welcome to

Echoes

 

Welcome to

Echoes

 

Welcome to

Echoes

Welcome to

Echoes

FROM THE PAST
 

FROM THE PAST

FROM THE PAST
 

FROM THE PAST

FROM THE PAST

"Words can be said in bitterness and anger, and often there seems to be an element of truth in the nastiness. And words don't go away, they just echo around."  -  Jane Goodall

"Words can be said in bitterness and anger, and often there seems to be an element of truth in the nastiness. And words don't go away, they just echo around."  -  Jane Goodall

"Words can be said in bitterness and anger, and often there seems to be an element of truth in the nastiness. And words don't go away, they just echo around."  -  Jane Goodall

"Words can be said in bitterness and anger, and often there seems to be an element of truth in the nastiness. And words don't go away, they just echo around."  -  Jane Goodall

"Words can be said in bitterness and anger, and often there seems to be an element of truth in the nastiness. And words don't go away, they just echo around."  -  Jane Goodall

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"Echoes" is the place where I write down some of my thoughts, ideas and believes. Mostly known as a personal blog.

 

This is a place where I try to discover / express + meet with myself. Writing is kind of a therapy. Thank you for reading.

"Echoes" is the place where I write down some of my thoughts, ideas and believes. Mostly known as a personal blog.

 

This is a place where I try to discover / express + meet with myself. Writing is kind of a therapy. Thank you for reading.

"Echoes" is the place where I write down some of my thoughts, ideas and believes. Mostly known as a personal blog.

 

This is a place where I try to discover / express + meet with myself. Writing is kind of a therapy. Thank you for reading.

"Echoes" is the place where I write down some of my thoughts, ideas and believes. Mostly known as a personal blog.

 

This is a place where I try to discover / express + meet with myself. Writing is kind of a therapy. Thank you for reading.

"Echoes" is the place where I write down some of my thoughts, ideas and believes. Mostly known as a personal blog.

 

This is a place where I try to discover / express + meet with myself. Writing is kind of a therapy. Thank you for reading.

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"Clouds come from time to time bring men a chance to rest from looking at the moon"

 

"Clouds come from time to time bring men a chance to rest from looking at the moon"

 

"Clouds come from time to time bring men a chance to rest from looking at the moon"

 

"Clouds come from time to time bring men a chance to rest from looking at the moon" 

"Clouds come from time to time bring men a chance to rest from looking at the moon"

ARTICLE POSTED ON JUNE, 2019
 

ARTICLE POSTED ON JUNE, 2019

ARTICLE POSTED ON JUNE, 2019

ARTICLE POSTED ON JUNE, 2019

Matsu Bashō (1644 - 1694). During his lifetime, Bashō was recognized for his works in the collaborative haikai no renga form; today, after centuries of commentary, he is recognized as the greatest master of haiku.

 

Matsu Bashō (1644 - 1694). During his lifetime, Bashō was recognized for his works in the collaborative haikai no renga form; today, after centuries of commentary, he is recognized as the greatest master of haiku.

 

Matsu Bashō (1644 - 1694). During his lifetime, Bashō was recognized for his works in the collaborative haikai no renga form; today, after centuries of commentary, he is recognized as the greatest master of haiku.

 

Matsu Bashō (1644 - 1694). During his lifetime, Bashō was recognized for his works in the collaborative haikai no renga form; today, after centuries of commentary, he is recognized as the greatest master of haiku.

 

Matsu Bashō (1644 - 1694). During his lifetime, Bashō was recognized for his works in the collaborative haikai no renga form; today, after centuries of commentary, he is recognized as the greatest master of haiku.

What teaches us

 

There will be a time where things do not turn out as great as you want them to. There will be bad days or sad times where you can't do anything about it except for letting it happen.
Just like the bad times, there will also be good days. The bad times help us know what its like to be happy.


A haiku is traditionally a Japanese poem consisting of three short lines that do not rhyme. The origins of haiku poems can be traced back as far as the 9th century.

A haiku is considered to be more than a type of poem; it is a way of looking at the physical world and seeing something deeper, like the very nature of existence. It should leave the reader with a strong feeling or impression. Take a look at the following examples of traditional and modern haiku poems to see what we mean.

Here are three examples of haiku poems from Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), considered the greatest haiku poet:

An old silent pond...
A frog jumps into the pond,
splash! Silence again.

Autumn moonlight-
a worm digs silently
into the chestnut.

In the twilight rain
these brilliant-hued hibiscus -
A lovely sunset.

Here are seven examples of 20th-century haiku poems:

From across the lake,
Past the black winter trees,
Faint sounds of a flute.
- Richard Wright

Lily:
out of the water
out of itself
- Nick Virgilio

ground squirrel
balancing its tomato
on the garden fence
- Don Eulert

Nightfall,
Too dark to read the page
Too cold.
- Jack Kerouac

Isn't it wonderful to know that such a rich tradition has lasted the test of time? The evolution of haiku might be perceived as a natural process, like anything else in life, but a dedication to its authenticity has preserved its core principles.

While master poets in the 1800s, such as Issa, wrote their haiku in the traditional 5-7-5 pattern - if read in Japanese - the premise was still the same as it is today. These master poets contemplated small snippets of time, used imagery in their language, and sought out a sense of enlightenment in their prose.

What teaches us

There will be a time where things do not turn out as great as you want them to. There will be bad days or sad times where you can't do anything about it except for letting it happen.
Just like the bad times, there will also be good days. The bad times help us know what its like to be happy.

A haiku is traditionally a Japanese poem consisting of three short lines that do not rhyme. The origins of haiku poems can be traced back as far as the 9th century.

A haiku is considered to be more than a type of poem; it is a way of looking at the physical world and seeing something deeper, like the very nature of existence. It should leave the reader with a strong feeling or impression. Take a look at the following examples of traditional and modern haiku poems to see what we mean.

Here are three examples of haiku poems from Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), considered the greatest haiku poet:

An old silent pond...
A frog jumps into the pond,
splash! Silence again.

Autumn moonlight-
a worm digs silently
into the chestnut.

In the twilight rain
these brilliant-hued hibiscus -
A lovely sunset.

Here are seven examples of 20th-century haiku poems:

From across the lake,
Past the black winter trees,
Faint sounds of a flute.
- Richard Wright

Lily:
out of the water
out of itself
- Nick Virgilio

ground squirrel
balancing its tomato
on the garden fence
- Don Eulert

Nightfall,
Too dark to read the page
Too cold.
- Jack Kerouac

Isn't it wonderful to know that such a rich tradition has lasted the test of time? The evolution of haiku might be perceived as a natural process, like anything else in life, but a dedication to its authenticity has preserved its core principles.

While master poets in the 1800s, such as Issa, wrote their haiku in the traditional 5-7-5 pattern - if read in Japanese - the premise was still the same as it is today. These master poets contemplated small snippets of time, used imagery in their language, and sought out a sense of enlightenment in their prose.

Barbara3

You are exactly where

you are meant to be

You are exactly where

you are meant to be 

You are exactly where

you are meant to be

 

You are exactly

where

you are meant

to be

 

You are exactly where you are meant to be.

ARTICLE POSTED ON APRIL, 2019
 

ARTICLE POSTED ON APRIL, 2019

ARTICLE POSTED ON APRIL, 2019

ARTICLE POSTED ON APRIL, 2019

My personal yoga journey.

My personal yoga journey.

My personal yoga journey.

It's not about being good at something.

It's about being good to yourself.

 

On the personal side, I am in the process of reflecting how yoga changed my life and I am very interested in hearing other people's experience with yoga. I started doing yoga three and a half years ago to (re)connect with my body. I started by watching yoga videos on youtube but it took some time until it "clicked" and yoga became indispensable to my life 

In the last 6 months I have been trying to explore other aspects of yoga and trying a bit more mediation. What I like about yoga is its diversity; you can have strong yoga, restorative, mediative according to your personal circumstances.

Most of us come to yoga with a whole lot of misconceptions about what yoga is. What is Yoga? It is a state of self-realization, and it is also the practice that we do in order to experience this state. These are all tools which helps us observe the fluctuations of our minds, and to get a little closer to the state of self-realization.

Thank you, Barbara (Dawson). Namaste.

It's not about being good

at something. 

It's about being good

to yourself.

 

On the personal side, I am in the process of reflecting how yoga changed my life and I am very interested in hearing other people's experience with yoga. I started doing yoga three and a half years ago to (re)connect with my body. I started by watching yoga videos on youtube but it took some time until it "clicked" and yoga became indispensable to my life 

In the last 6 months I have been trying to explore other aspects of yoga and trying a bit more mediation. What I like about yoga is its diversity; you can have strong yoga, restorative, mediative according to your personal circumstances.

Most of us come to yoga with a whole lot of misconceptions about what yoga is. What is Yoga? It is a state of self-realization, and it is also the practice that we do in order to experience this state. These are all tools which helps us observe the fluctuations of our minds, and to get a little closer to the state of self-realization.

Thank you, Barbara (Dawson). Namaste.

It's not about being good at something.

It's about being good to yourself.

 

On the personal side, I am in the process of reflecting how yoga changed my life and I am very interested in hearing other people's experience with yoga. I started doing yoga three and a half years ago to (re)connect with my body. I started by watching yoga videos on youtube but it took some time until it "clicked" and yoga became indispensable to my life 

In the last 6 months I have been trying to explore other aspects of yoga and trying a bit more mediation. What I like about yoga is its diversity; you can have strong yoga, restorative, mediative according to your personal circumstances.

Most of us come to yoga with a whole lot of misconceptions about what yoga is. What is Yoga? It is a state of self-realization, and it is also the practice that we do in order to experience this state. These are all tools which helps us observe the fluctuations of our minds, and to get a little closer to the state of self-realization.

Thank you, Barbara (Dawson). Namaste.

It's not about being good at something. It's about being good to yourself. 

On the personal side, I am in the process of reflecting how yoga changed my life and I am very interested in hearing other people's experience with yoga. I started doing yoga three and a half years ago to (re)connect with my body. I started by watching yoga videos on youtube but it took some time until it "clicked" and yoga became indispensable to my life 

In the last 6 months I have been trying to explore other aspects of yoga and trying a bit more mediation. What I like about yoga is its diversity; you can have strong yoga, restorative, mediative according to your personal circumstances.

Most of us come to yoga with a whole lot of misconceptions about what yoga is. What is Yoga? It is a state of self-realization, and it is also the practice that we do in order to experience this state. These are all tools which helps us observe the fluctuations of our minds, and to get a little closer to the state of self-realization.

Thank you, Barbara (Dawson). Namaste.

Taiko Camp4

Don-tsuku, don-tsuku

don-tsuku, don-don

Don-tsuku, don-tsuku

don-tsuku, don-don

 

Don-tsuku, don-tsuku

don-tsuku, don-don

 

Don-tsuku, don-tsuku

don-tsuku, don-don

 

Don-tsuku, don-tsuku don-tsuku, don-don

ARTICLE POSTED ON FEBRUARY, 2019
 

ARTICLE POSTED ON FEBRUARY, 2019

ARTICLE POSTED ON FEBRUARY, 2019

ARTICLE POSTED ON APRIL, 2019

It's a very primitive way of drumming like the way you play with big sticks this is called taiko. That was a big influence on me.

It's a very primitive way of drumming like the way you play with big sticks this is called taiko. That was a big influence on me.

It's a very primitive way of drumming like the way you play with big sticks this is called taiko. That was a big influence on me.

It's a very primitive way of drumming like the way you play with big sticks this is called taiko. That was a big influence on me.

It's a very primitive way of drumming like the way you play with big sticks this is called taiko. That was a big influence on me.

If the deep sound and rhythms of the traditional Japanese taiko drums have always spoken to you, why not try your hand at taiko drumming with a dynamic class?

 

Most recently, I also embarked on a totally new and exciting journey, driven by the same will of discovering myself and having a bit of fun on the way...

Taiko is an ancient Japanese form of percussion using large drums. In taiko drumming the performers are not merely using the drum as an instrument; they are aiming to form a connection between the drum and themselves, the art becomes a part of our personality, a way of being and life expression.

The word "taiko" is used to refer to any   Japanese drums as well as to a specific form of ensemble drumming. Taiko performance is a combination of many components including technical rhythm, stance, synchronized movement and carefully choreographed presentation. It is dynamic and powerful but at the same time graceful to watch.

Kumo (雲) in Japanese means "cloud" and is taken from the Japanese phrase "kōun ryūsui" (行雲流水) in full, which reads,"To drift like clouds and flow like water."               

The phrase is often linked with Buddhism, and carries a meaning of "To take things as they come". 

お疲れ様でした O-tsukare sama deshita, Jane & Jean :)

If the deep sound and rhythms of the traditional Japanese taiko drums have always spoken to you, why not try your hand at taiko drumming with a dynamic class?

 

Most recently, I also embarked on a totally new and exciting journey, driven by the same will of discovering myself and having a bit of fun on the way...

Taiko is an ancient Japanese form of percussion using large drums. In taiko drumming the performers are not merely using the drum as an instrument; they are aiming to form a connection between the drum and themselves, the art becomes a part of our personality, a way of being and life expression.

The word "taiko" is used to refer to any   Japanese drums as well as to a specific form of ensemble drumming. Taiko performance is a combination of many components including technical rhythm, stance, synchronized movement and carefully choreographed presentation. It is dynamic and powerful but at the same time graceful to watch.

Kumo (雲) in Japanese means "cloud" and is taken from the Japanese phrase "kōun ryūsui" (行雲流水) in full, which reads,"To drift like clouds and flow like water."               

The phrase is often linked with Buddhism, and carries a meaning of "To take things as they come". 

お疲れ様でした O-tsukare sama deshita, Jane & Jean.

If the deep sound and rhythms of the traditional Japanese taiko drums have always spoken to you, why not try your hand at taiko drumming with a dynamic class?

Most recently, I also embarked on a totally new and exciting journey, driven by the same will of discovering myself and having a bit of fun on the way...

Taiko is an ancient Japanese form of percussion using large drums. In taiko drumming the performers are not merely using the drum as an instrument; they are aiming to form a connection between the drum and themselves, the art becomes a part of our personality, a way of being and life expression.

The word "taiko" is used to refer to any   Japanese drums as well as to a specific form of ensemble drumming. Taiko performance is a combination of many components including technical rhythm, stance, synchronized movement and carefully choreographed presentation. It is dynamic and powerful but at the same time graceful to watch.

Kumo (雲) in Japanese means "cloud" and is taken from the Japanese phrase "kōun ryūsui" (行雲流水) in full, which reads,"To drift like clouds and flow like water."      The phrase is often linked with Buddhism, and carries a meaning of "To take things as they come". 

お疲れ様でした O-tsukare sama deshita, Jane & Jean.

 © 2018 CALIN ALEXANDER

© 2018 CALIN ALEXANDER

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