Friday, July 20, 2007

Rocks in the ocean, fish in the sea

Last night I went with Steve Jares to see Hot Tuna in Peekskill, NY (thanks to the largess of the Brooks' who ditched to fly to Chicago for a Ratdog gig).

Nice night. Train hugs a lazy Hudson at day's end.

Peekskill is its own mystery.
Alice: But I don't want to go among mad people.
Cheshire Cat: Oh, you can't help that. Most everyone's mad here.
(Ask Steve about his cab driver.)

The Paramount is a fine cozy hall. Perfect to see a show

The opening act was Oteil Burbridge, who was stunning. Brilliant. Look this man up!

(Long time bass player for the Allman Brothers)

The Tuna gig was electric, which suited Steve and less than fully delighted me. Tuna acoustic is a big love of mine.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Three videos

On the evening of July 17 several students and disciples of Happy Tao gathered at the home of HyeMyung and Hee Un to spend an evening with Master Khan. Here are three videos taken during that time. Unfortunately they are not of excellent quality, but still it is good to see and hear Master Khan explain some parts of Happy Tao.

With guitar, speaking

With guitar, speaking and then singing

Explaining happiness

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Evening before departure

Tonight on July 17, Happy Tao disciples and students gathered at the home of Hye Myung and Hee Un for an abundant meal and a time of teaching, sharing, and learning.

In the morning Master Khan Bada will leave for Korea.

Click the picture here to see a few images from our time together this evening.

Visit to the Sobul Now Wellness and Happy Tao Center

On July 16, I went along with Phil Sobul and his wife Hyo Jong to bring some necessities to the new wellness and yoga center located in North Salem, NY, at the Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden. There they were joined by Master Khan Bada, and Happy Tao yoga instructor Padma Strater. Click this picture to see some scenes there.