“At a time in my life whilst living as a monk in an ashrama and practicing spiritual life strictly, I began to encounter aspects of myself that were uncomfortable to deal with. Sometimes it can seem easier to run away from your problems than to face them. If you run away for too long, you can be left feeling very numb emotionally and unable to express yourself in a satisfying way. This can lead to frustration and confusion. I wonder if you have ever experienced such a thing ? The human being is so complex, and understanding one’s nuances, abilities and shortcomings seem to be a big part of life’s ultimate goal towards self realisation. I have tried to express these honest and common experiences through the profound vehicle of Art, Music and Dance. I had the great fortune of collaborating with a whole team of genius spiritual artists to help me bring this vision to life.”– Keli
‘Beautiful Monsters’, the 2nd act of Samadhi’s 10-year anniversary ‘Between Worlds’
- Concept & choreography: Vraja Sundari Keilman
- Dancers (in order of appearance): Vraja Sundari Keilman, Sara Pennella, Rasarani Keilman, Ilaria Angelicchio, Sarada Sarita Keilman, Annlydie Groenen, Guillermo Blinker Jeffrey Stuut, Gaura Nataraj/Aleksey Furdak
- Film: Rachid Wolf Pardo, Lars Steenhoff | Edit: Vraja Sundari Keilman
- Lighting and stage design: Lianne Eikelenboom & Yvet Veld
- Costumes: Vraja Sundari Keilman, Rani Art
- Premiere: March 24, 2017 at DeLaMar Theater in Amsterdam
Film by Lars Steenhoff
Inevitable Time release date – 28 May 2015 www.inevitabletime.com
Immerse yourself in an enthralling journey to a time of mystic heroes, to the ancient epic Mahabharata. Dramatic scores and contemporary music reflects the deep meaning and emotion of the Sanskrit verses from the Bhagavad-Gita and the Puranas.
Full song available at soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/radha-krishna-…
2015 – ‘Draupadi – Born of Fire’ | ‘Inevitable Time’ by Ananda Monet feat. Vraja Sundari & Jahnavi Harrison
Order ‘Inevitable Time’ CD from http://radhakrishnarecords.com/page6.htm
More info about the album, including lyrics and translations of the sanskrit at www.inevitabletime.com
Draupadi, a great warrior princess born from fire, is dragged before the assembly of warriors where her husband, the rightful emperor, has been cheated out of everything, including their freedom.
Angry, confused, afraid and ashamed, she desperately appeals to the assembled kings for protection. She is offered none but is simply told ‘morality is subtle’. When her husband’s enemies command for her to be stripped naked in front of everyone, she at first tries to cling to her clothing, but then lets go and reaches out in prayer to her eternal friend Lord Krishna, who mystically intervenes and gives her a limitless robe. In surrendering to Him, Draupadi gains ultimate protection.
O Govinda, O thou who dwellest in Dwaraka, O Krishna, O thou who art fond of cow-herdesses (of Vrindavana).O Kesava, seest thou not that the Kauravas are humiliating me.
O Lord, O husband of Lakshmi, O Lord of Vraja (Vrindavana),O destroyer of all afflictions, O Janarddana, rescue me who am sinking in the Kaurava Ocean.
O Krishna, O Krishna, O thou great yogin, thou soul of the universe, Thou creator of all things, O Govinda, save me who am distressed,–who am losing my senses in the midst of the Kurus”
Oh all attractive one (Krishna)
Oh pleasure of all senses (Govinda)
The one who takes away all suffering (Hari)
Oh remover of all obstacles (Murari)
Oh Master (Natha)
Oh resting place of all creation (Narayan)
Oh creator of the universe (Vasudeva)
govinda dvārakāvāsin kṛṣṇa gopījanapriya
kauravaiḥ paribhūtāṃ māṃ
kiṃ na jānāsi keśava
he nātha he ramānātha vrajanāthārtināśana
kauravārṇavamagnāṃ mām uddharasva janārdana
kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa mahāyogin viśvātman viśvabhāvana
prapannāṃ pāhi govinda kurumadhye ‘vasīdatīm
Chorus: Sri Krishna Govinda Hare Murari Hey Natha Narayana Vasudevaya
Music produced by Jag at Radha Krishna Records
Cameras: Emma O’Keefe, Adam Amlak Comrie
Live vision mixer: Karishma Bolakee
Live Stream engineer: Vince Lane.
Producer: Bhakti May
Editing: Pablo Larrea