The Heart of the Matter
June 21, 2018
1 MILLION STRONG

Turn up the volume, go full screen, unplug from whatever and enjoy Stuart Hoffman's joyful new release, 1 Million Strong. It's inspired, spacious, anthemic, cellular, and brought to you by the same power that gave you breath and the appreciation of it. Give it up for the soulful, artful, playful composer, musician, and man about town going for it full tilt boogey! Stoooiiieeee!

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June 07, 2018
IT'S NOT ALL THAT DIFFICULT A QUESTION

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My long-time teacher, Prem Rawat, has been speaking to people, all over the world, about peace, for the past 48 years or so. He is always in great demand and his audiences, in India, have sometimes been as large as 300,000. So, when I found out, in 2010, that he was coming to my little village of Woodstock, NY, I was quite surprised -- especially since the biggest venue available in town, the Bearsville Theater, had a capacity of only 350 people. No matter. His is not a numbers game. He goes where the love is and there was a lot of love in Woodstock drawing him there.

A few days before he arrived, I received a phone call from a woman whose role it was to select the MC and the backstage security person for Prem's event. Since I had MC'd some of his events before, she thought it might be a good idea if I was available that day to MC the Woodstock event, but she told me she was also going to ask another person, Joan Apter, to be available, too, and then, on the day of the event, she would make her decision. The person, she explained, who was NOT chosen to MC would be the back stage security person. Our responsibility, she went on to say, was simply to show up at the hall an hour early and, at that time, she would tell us who was going to MC and who would do back stage security.

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June 01, 2018
The Golden Garden Party Xl

If you are anywhere near Fairview, NC (close to Asheville) on June 16th, please consider attending the 11th annual Golden Garden Party -- a fabulous benefit event to support the humanitarian work of The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF). In addition to great music, food, and people, there will be a raffle and a wide variety of fine art, jewelry, and other goodies for sale.

Here's a sneak preview of some of Rachel Clearfield's creations that will be available for purchase. Fine reproductions, signed by the artist, will be available from $150 to $1,500 depending on the size (from 24" X 30" to 36" X 48") and the medium (archival paper or canvas.) 25% of all purchases will be donated to TPRF's Food for People program.) Prices for the originals and all reproduction orders can be obtained by contacting Rachel: clearfieldstudios@earthlink.net

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Raffle tickets are available for purchase no matter where you live. You do not need to be attend the Golden Garden Party to win. Your $5 or $10 raffle ticket purchase will be be matched. 100% of all raffle ticket purchases will be donated to support the work of TPRF.

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May 28, 2018
Freedom to Roam



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May 18, 2018
That's Why This Precise Moment is Called "The Present"

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Timeless Today

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May 14, 2018
The Bigger the Circle of Darkness, the Bigger the Circle of Light

Yes, these are difficult times we find ourselves in. And yes, the political discourse is toxic. But at the same time, there is much to be thankful for -- people, everywhere, unwilling to sit back and let darkness rule, stepping up and speaking their truth. Here's the trailer to a soon-to-be-released movie about the Pope and his message of peace. Looks good to me. We are all in this together.

We Were Made for These Times
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May 12, 2018
Even In Your Darkest Hour

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May 03, 2018
Relax, Enjoy!

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April 28, 2018
The Relaunch of PremRawat.com

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Want to stay focused on your journey towards inner peace? Get the latest news and content from around the globe? Introduce friends to the world of Prem Rawat? The new PremRawat.com website is the place to go.

Enjoy a wealth of new tools and resources to help you stay informed, in touch and engaged: from an interactive timeline of Prem's activities through the decades to a monthly series about our changing world and a glimpse of the new personal peace program, PEAK (coming soon).

Find out about events with Prem that you can attend or enjoy online. Check out video and audio clips about topics relating to personal peace. Learn about Prem's work...and get involved yourself!

PremRawat.com

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April 23, 2018
Update on Kim O'Leary's Music

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If you are reading this, there is a good chance you know the music of Kim O'Leary. Kim has been inspiring people for many years with her soulful songs of love, longing, and life. Here, in Kim's own words, is an update about her music and plans for taking it further...

"This is to let people know of a crowd funding campaign that I have started. The main idea is that people who have enjoyed my music in the past will be able to buy my new album in advance. That will help me cover all the recording costs up front. It will also allow me to develop a production company for new artists which is now in its beginning stages. This link will take you to a short video that explains all of the relevant details. If you know of other people who might have an interest, please share this with them. I send my very best wishes and I look forward to sharing my new creative work with you when this album gets completed (due out in September). Thank you for your interest and ongoing support for my music."

Kim's website
Because of Love

Already Home

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April 22, 2018
Prem Rawat Excerpts: Amaroo, 9/7/15

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A Six Pack of Kabir

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Friend, hope for the Guest while you are alive. Jump into experience while you are alive! Think... and think... while you are alive. What you call "salvation" belongs to the time before death.

If you don't break your rope while you are alive, do you think ghosts will do it after?

The idea that the soul will join with the ecstatic just because the body is rotten -- that is all fantasy. What is found now is found then. If you find nothing now, you will simply end up with an apartment in the City of Death. If you make love with the Divine now, in the next life you will have the face of satisfied desire.

So plunge into the truth, find out who the Teacher is, believe in the Great Sound!

Kabir says this: When the Guest is being searched for, it is the intensity of the longing for the Guest that does all the work. Look at me, and you will see a slave of that intensity.

(Translated by Robert Bly, from Kabir, Ecstatic Poems)

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April 13, 2018
The Scorpion and the Saint

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Adapted from a story I first heard from Prem Rawat many years ago.

Once a upon a time a traveling saint, on his yearly pilgrimage to the Holy Land, found himself being approached by a small group of agitated villagers. He could tell by the look in their eyes that something was wrong. So he stopped, put down his begging bowl, and asked them one simple question: "What seems to be the problem, my friends?"

"Oh, Great Saint," the first villager began, "less than a mile from here, a powerful scorpion is terrorizing our town. Every time any one of us tries to fetch water from our lake, the scorpion attacks. His sting is painful. His poison paralyzes. Everyone in our village is filled with fear. PLEASE, sir, can you help us?

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April 11, 2018
New Music from Manuel Iman

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I have been a big fan of Manuel Iman's classical and jazz guitar music for many years. His CD's are in steady rotation in my home. Always uplifting.

The only time I ever jammed with him was at Prem Rawat's 50th birthday event in San Diego. As MC, I sang the blues and Manuel, God bless him, played blues guitar, providing the rhythm and the grounding I needed not to completely implode.

Manuel has just released a new CD. It's a pearl. Like him. Give it a listen.


GooglePlay
Amazon
ITunes (Spain only)

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April 10, 2018
On Being an Instrument of Peace

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Another instrument of peace

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March 31, 2018
Doing Something That Matters?

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Website that matters
Workshop that matters

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March 30, 2018
Enjoy Every Day

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March 27, 2018
What Do You Practice?

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The Pleasanton Express, a Texas newspaper just quoted Prem Rawat -- an inspiring quote about the power of practice.

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March 24, 2018
21 Quotes on Appreciation

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1. "There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread." - Mother Theresa

2. "If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, 'thank you,' that would suffice." Meister Eckhart

3. "The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated." - William James

4. "Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." -- William Arthur Ward

5. "I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have than to have things I am not able to appreciate." - Elbert Hubbard

6. "Celebrate what you want to see more of." - Tom Peters

7. "Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others." - Cicero

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March 22, 2018
I Came Here to Be Inspired

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An inspiring website
What you get when you google "inspiration"

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