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Bhaktifest 2011

Charles Robinson leading a Hot Tub Chi Circle

Charles is back from his week in California, where he spent 4 mornings teaching Kai Chi Do at Bhaktifest.  The festival took place at Joshua Tree Retreat Center, a gorgeous desert oasis.

Days were hot and nights were cool, and it rained – poured, in fact – two nights in a row, which is remarkable in a place that gets less than 5 inches of rain a year.

I told Charles he’s a rainmaker, calling on that Water Element.

During the festival, Kai Chi Do Air and Fire were held on the dusty land, and Kai Chi Do Water was held in the pool or hot tub.  It’s a big hot tub!  And the sessions were phenomenal!

Participants came to Bhaktifest from all over the world, to celebrate and surrender into the Divine. And Kai Chi Do gave them the experience of the 3 Connections – to Source, Self, and Others.  It’s the thorny brilliant challenge of human life that we need all 3 of these Connections – to Source, Self, and Others – to allow life to flow freely.  We believe that’s what Bhakti really is – a living, breathing, loving relationship with Life.

We’ve received some emails asking for more info on the music used during the Kai Chi Do sessions, so here are Charles’ Bhaktifest playlists.   If you attended Bhaktifest and experienced Kai Chi Do there, we’d love to hear from you – Click the comment link below or send us an email!  Many Blessings!

Thursday, September 8th
The End of Suffering…………….Thich Nhat Hanh and Gary Malkin
Story of Ohm………………………by Paniq  (on Jamendo, royalty-free music)
La Danse des Ombres……………by 1.100.6.bl (weird name, good music) from the Prpgande Auditive album (on Jamendo)
Story of a Boy……………………..by ToneSmasher (on Jamendo)
The Signal…………………………..by BertycoX (on Jamendo)
Ft Jasmine Kara…………………..by Jonay from the Skydiving album (on Jamendo – we love you, Jamendo!)
Hot Sensations…………………….by IceSun (on Jamendo)
Farmer………………………………by RAS Nabu and Players Union from the Live it Up album (on Jamendo)
Deep Blue ………………………….by Mootiv (on FreeMusicArchive.org)
Tribal Phantasy……………………by J Verner
Land of Legends.………………….by zero-project (on Jamendo)
Tara…………………………………..by k-liv from the Himalayan Mantra album (on Jamendo)
Padmasambhava………………….by k-liv from the Himalayan Mantra album (on Jamendo)
Jaya Radha Madhava……………by Brain Control from the Tulasi Devi album (on Jamendo)
Javanese Lullaby………………….by Cory Alan Carlick

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Friday, September 9th
The End of Suffering……………..Thich Nhat Hanh and Gary Malkin
Jai Kali Ma………………………….by Bhagavan Das
East West……………………………by Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra
Hymn of the Big Wheel………….by Massive Attack from the Blue Lines album
All I’m Sayin‘……………………….by Spinnaface from Feel the Shine album (on FreeMusicArchive.org)
California Dreaming 2004……..by Benny Benassi (sorry I couldn’t find you a good download site for this one)
Rock on Hanuman………………..by MC Yogi
Waka Waka………………………….by Shakira
Pocketful of Sunshine…………….by Natasha Bedingfield
Hoya Hoye…………………………..by Bole 2 Harlem
Karmacoma…………………………by Massive Attack from the Protection album
House that Body…………………..by Eddie Thoneick
Land of Legends……………………by zero-project from the Indian Spirit album (on Jamendo)
Tara…………………………………..by k-liv from the Himalayan Mantra album (on Jamendo)
Twameva…………………………….by Jai Uttal and Ben Leinbach from the Loveland album
Javanese Lullaby………………….by Cory Alan Carlick

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Saturday, September 10th
The End of Suffering……………..Thich Nhat Hanh and Gary Malkin
Ganesh is Fresh……………………by MC Yogi
All I’m Sayin’……………………….by Spinnaface from Feel the Shine album (on FreeMusicArchive.org)
Deep Blue……………………………by Mootiv (on FreeMusicArchive.org)
Son of Shiva………………………..by MC Yogi from the Elephant Power album
Hot (Club Mix)……………………….by Inna
Story of a Boy……………………..by ToneSmasher (on Jamendo)
The Signal.………………………….by BertycoX (on Jamendo)
Dance Tonight…………………….by Capashen (on Jamendo)
Acid Fighter……………………….by Soundgrabber
Moya Lubov……………………….by Nastya Yasnaya (on Jamendo)
Cafe del Mar……………………….by Sirkhan
The Lake…………………………….by Paul Winter Consort from the Wolf Eyes album
Tara…………………………………..by k-liv from the Himalayan Mantra album (on Jamendo)
Only Love…………………………..by Way Out West from the We Love Machine album
Javanese Lullaby………………….by Cory Alan Carlick
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Sunday, September 11th
The End of Suffering……………..Thich Nhat Hanh and Gary Malkin
Metronome…………………………by DJ Viktor from the Saxonica album (on Jamendo)
A Oracao Do Amor……………….by Iras (on Jamendo)
The Army Now…………………….by The Art of Noise from the Daft album
Baby…………………………………..by GreG (on Jamendo)
Don’t Stop Dancing……………….by Kaskade from the Dynasty album
Saxonica…………………………….by DJ Viktor (on Jamendo)
PorSiempre…………………………by Jorisma (on Jamendo)
DotA.…………………………………by Basshunter from the LOL album
Atlantica…………………………….by Irtman (on iTunes)
Bongos……………………………….by Andrew Kvik (on Jamendo)
Broken Stereo Acoustic…………by Sean Fournier from the Oh My album (on Jamendo)
Relax, Take it Easy……………….by Mika from the Life in Cartoon Motion album
Lilies on the Lake………………..by Michael Hoppe and Tim Wheater from The Yearning album
Tara…………………………………..by k-liv from the Himalayan Mantra album (on Jamendo)
Om Namo Bhagavate…………….by Desert Dwellers from the DownTemple Dub: Waves album
Say Amen……………………………by Skye from the Mind How You Go album
Javanese Lullaby.………………..by Cory Alan Carlick

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{ 2 comments… add one }
  • Marty Lehrer September 20, 2011, 8:24 am

    I am one of the New York Kai Chi Do Instructors who had the Honor of sharing this unique experience with Charles. Also Eric~New York Kai Chi Do Instructor and Biana~Chicago Kai Chi Do Instructor were there with us. In addition to all the people who joined us, Taz, our Drummer and Tina, our Tech Support~Howard and Irene~California~all I can say is WOW!!!! You could really feel the CHI!!! It could not have been any better!!! I get chills everytime I think about it~I am still on an amazing High!!! Thank you Charles for bringing Kai Chi Do into my life!! I love you, Susan and Shanti!! Many Blessings!!

  • Dorothy November 26, 2011, 3:48 am

    Essays like this are so important to broeadnnig people’s horizons.

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