Deadline: 25/11/2018

Artistic Yoga = Yogic Arts: Esoteric Explorations by Yoginis & Yogis

Get inspired with Yoga & wellness on Solstice day, make new art, create musical memoir.

Artistic Yoga = Yogic Arts: Esoteric Explorations by Yoginis & Yogis
01 – 28 June 2019 / 20

“As when the mantra sinks in Yoga’s ear,
Its message enters stirring the blind brain
And keeps in the dim ignorant cells its sound;
The hearer understands a form of words
And, musing on the index thought it holds,
He strives to read it with the labouring mind,
But finds bright hints, not the embodied truth:
Then, falling silent in himself to know
He meets the deeper listening of his soul:
The Word repeats itself in rhythmic strains:
Thought, vision, feeling, sense, the body’s self
Are seized unutterably and he endures
An ecstasy and an immortal change;
He feels a Wideness and becomes a Power,
All knowledge rushes on him like a sea:
Transmuted by the white spiritual ray
He walks in naked heavens of joy and calm,
Sees the God-face and hears transcendent speech:
An equal greatness in her life was sown.”

The Tropic of Cancer passes through the middle of India. 21 June is the Summer Solstice, the longest day (almost 14 hours) in India and the rest of the northern hemisphere. And the shortest day in Australia, New Zealand, and rest of the southern hemisphere.

Brahma Bindu (Creator Point), opposite the memorial where the last remains of Lahiri Mahashay are placed, in Haridwar, offers a breath-taking view of Sun rise. All of the persons who participated in the memorial service of Steve Jobs, were given a parting present by him, arranged well in advance. It was a copy of ‘Autobiography of a Yogi’ by Paramhansa Yogananda, the first Indian Guru to live in the US for decades. Jobs came to Haridwar and during the travels in the region read this1 Pilgrimage-1_1 book several times. He prescribed it to all his senior executives and this was the only book he ever downloaded on his personal iPad. The author mentions, on several places in the book, Lahiri Mahashaya as the Guru of his Guru and also of his parents.

The day is also widely celebrated as International Yoga Day, since the United Nations declared Yoga as an intangible cultural heritage of the world and designated 21 June for this.

Haridwar, together with its twin town Rishikesh, is considered the Yoga capital of the world. These offer special opportunities in June to visual and performing artists.

FOR

  • Sanskrit / Hindi
  • Calligraphy
  • Photography
  • Visual art
  • Documentary
  • Performance art
  • New media
  • Linguistics
  • Painting
  • Music
  • Writing
  • Education
  • Everybody
  • Art of Life

FACILITIES

  • Visiting Ganges ghats, temples, ashrams
  • Pilgrim interactions
  • Local collaborations
  • Exhibit
  • Print media coverage
  • Local music instruments
  • Conditional access to a Braille printing press
  • Arts mentoring
  • Life coaching
  • Drawing /writing /performing projects

ACCOMMODATION AND STUDIO WORKSPACE

  • En-suite room
  • Shared studio
  • Options at other cluster-locations

TARIFF INCLUDES

  • En-suite room
  • Shared studio
  • Options at other cluster-locations
  • 3 meals, 2 herbal tea + snacks
  • Sachet tea/ 24hrs
  • Daily small basket of fresh flowers
  • Towels, bedding
  • Laundry

EXTRA BENEFITS

Twice daily

  • Yoga
  • Breathing exercises
  • Mantra Chanting

Once a day

  • Spiritual discourse
  • Spiritual discussion
  • Mentoring and supporting the progress of each artist´s project (s)

Once in 4 days

  • Visit by senior Ayurveda doctor

Once a week

  • One day long artist specific guided field excursion
  • Half day long artist specific guided field excursion

Need specific

  • Life coaching

Largely, all opportunities, irrespective of themes, exist across the 12 months. One can join for any 28 continuous days, cutting across months. Stays for a duration longer or shorter than 28 days are possible.

Hindu almanac is a luni-solar calendar. Almost all observances are based on the various waxing and waning phases of Moon. However, some are based on Sun as well, for example, Makar Sankranti. The festivals listed below are edited and regrouped for the sake of convenience of presentations. In some cases, actual dates may vary by a day or so, or even more.

For exact dates and time of observances and eclipses, one may consult his own astrologer or write to AZIMVTH Ashram via ‘Contact’ page.

IMPORTANT DATES

02 Italy Day
05 (UN) World Environment Day, Denmark Day
06 (Sweden) National Day
09 (UK) Queen’s Birthday
10 World Art Nouveau Day
12 Russia Day
17 (UN) World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (Iceland) National Day
18 (UN) Sustainable Gastronomy Day
21 (UN) International Day of Yoga,June Solstice, (Greenland) National Day, World Music Day, World Humanist Day, World Hydrography Day
28 Tau Day
29 (UN) International Day of the Tropics

HINDU FESTIVALS / OBSERVANCES
Hindu festivals follow a luni-solar calendar. Hence the dates shift every year.
Largely, all opportunities, irrespective of themes, exist across the 12 months.

DURATION OF RESIDENCY, FEES, AND SUPPORT
One can join for any 28 continuous days, cutting across months. Stays for a duration longer or shorter than 28 days are possible.

TARIFF

28 days

  • Standard Fee USD 1450
  • Merit Grant USD 165, Need Grant USD 335, Total Grant USD 500
  • Net Payable Fee USD 950

21 days

  • Standard Fee USD 1250
  • Merit Grant USD 135, Need Grant USD 270, Total Grant USD 405
  • Net Payable Fee USD 845

14 days

  • Standard Fee USD 900
  • Merit Grant USD 85, Need Grant USD 170, Total Grant USD 255
  • Net Payable Fee USD 645

07 days

  • Standard Fee USD 500
  • Merit Grant USD 60, Need Grant USD 125, Total Grant USD 185
  • Net Payable Fee USD 315

EXPECTATIONS TOWARDS THE ARTIST
Artists are pro-actively encouraged and supported to conduct an exhibition/workshop towards the end of the residency. However, it is not obligatory to do so. Artists are expected to contribute an artwork.

APPLICATION INFORMATION
Interested artists may first establish a contact to find out the availability of a place during their desired dates of residency. This can be done via the online Contact Form available here.

Subsequently, if a place is available, then an interested artist is sent an offline Application Form as a word file. An example of the form is available here.

Usually, the outcome of an application is communicated to an applicant in a week's time.

AZIMVTH Ashram
365 Arya Nagar Jwalapur
Haridwar 249407
Uttarakhand India
AZIMVTH@gmail.com
www.AZIMVTH.org

Artistic Yoga = Yogic Arts: Esoteric Explorations by Yoginis & Yogis

Artistic Yoga = Yogic Arts: Esoteric Explorations by Yoginis & Yogis

Location
India

Application deadline
25/11/2018

Residency starts
01/06/2019

Residency ends
28/06/2019

More information
http://azimvth.org/2018/04/07/artistic-yoga-yogic-arts-esoteric-explorations-by-yoginis-yogis/

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