Admission : Early Bird - $25
Regular - $30
Grace: A Full Moon / Guru Purnima Celebration
How do our teachers play a role in our evolution?
Guru Purnima is a Day of Grace. In India, it is traditionally the day we honor our teachers - both spiritual and academic. It is the full moon day that comes immediately after the summer solstice - an especially auspicious day for our practice, and even more so to spend time with one another in the presence of two renowned Indian musicians.
The event starts with a 60-minute movement and meditation practice led by Diana Hulet, contemporary mystic with profound knowledge and reverence for the philosophical traditions of yoga. She will be accompanied by Pandit Deobrat Mishra, a renowned 11th generation sitar player hailing from Varanasi, India.
From there, we'll transition into a concert with Deobrat and his nephew Prashant, considered to be one of the best tabla players in India. This is a very special, rare treat to have this caliber of musicians joining us on this auspicious day! After an amazing concert, we'll gather around the fire to hear Deobrat, Prashant, and Diana's meaning of the guru.
Pandit Deobrat Mishra
Deobrat Mishra is one of the most energetic and innovative Sitar artists in India. An 11th generation sitar musician of the Benares Gharana tradition, his father has been his guru since the age of 5.
Since 1994, he has toured all over Europe. In that same year, he won an award as best young Sitar player of India. In 2000, he received the Jewels of Sound Award in Mumbai. His several projects include music workshops, solo performances for radio and television, international annual tours, as well as world music concerts with Indian and European artists. Moreover, he is the organizer of cultural events and coordinator of didactic work at the Academy of Indian Classical Music, the school he founded in 2006 along with his father, Pandit Shivnath Mishra.
Deobrat received a MA degree in Sitar from Prayag Sangit Samiti in Allahabad. He is visiting professor at Conservatory of Vienna, Conservatory of Milan, University of Sussex and University of Chichester in England.