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Perjalanan Spiritual Lewat Musikal


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Kutipan dari Harian Kompas 6 September 2015

Perjalanan Spiritual Lewat Musikal Cetak | 6 September 2015 

Seandainya aku tahu di mana kau berada

Aku akan berlari mencarimu

Tapi sayang, aku terlahir buta

Tak bisa mendaki ke puncak tertinggi aku

Lebih parah lagi, sebagai orang bisu dan tuli

Aku tak bisa memanggil, atau mendengar suaramu… Tuhan….

(BUKU: LOVING THE SILENT TEARS)Salah satu adegan di gerbong kereta api.

Begitu kira-kira terjemahan lagu dari musikal Loving the Silent Tears. Libreto diangkat dari puisi karya Maha Guru Ching Hai, tokoh spiritual asal Vietnam yang pengikutnya tersebar di sejumlah negara. Pentas Loving the Silent Tears digelar perdana di Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, pada 27 Oktober 2012. Videonya kemudian beredar ke seluruh dunia. Pada Minggu (30/8) musikal itu diputar di Jakarta oleh komunitas vegan.

Di belakang musikal ini ada orang- orang hebat. Mereka adalah sutradara Vincent Paterson yang pernah menggarap konser dunia Michael Jackson dan Madonna. Ada Jorge Calandrelli, komposer, penata musik, peraih enam kali penghargaan Grammy yang pernah menggarap musik untuk Placido Domingo, Barbra Streisand, Andrea Bocelli, Tony Bennett, Celine Dion, dan Madonna. Orkestrasi dan konduktor Doug Katsaros. Koreografi dan tari ditangani Lula Washington Dance Theatre.

Musikal melibatkan penyanyi terkenal Jon Secada, Jody Watley, kelompok reggae Black Uhuru. Plus belasan penyanyi pendukung dari Perancis, Arabia, Italia, Vietnam, Irlandia, Korea, Tiongkok, dan lainnya.

Menarik bagaimana menikmati puisi karya tokoh spiritual itu diadaptasi menjadi libreto dan lagu. Seperti kita tahu, libreto merupakan bagian dari elemen penting musikal. Adaptasi digarap dengan pendekatan nge-pop, layaknya lirik lagu pop. Musik digarap melibatkan berbagai genre, seperti pop, rock, jazz, klasik, danreggae.

Koreografi digarap dengan kaidah- kaidah tontonan panggung musikal yang penuh gebyar, cerah. Ada beragam elemen tari, mulai dari gaya kabaret, tari rakyat Rusia, hingga tak kurang dari 16 kultur global. Hasilnya, Loving the Silent Tears ternikmati sebagai musikal segar, menghibur, lewat musik dan tari, tanpa kehilangan spiritualitasnya.

 Indah, mengalir

 Di tengah tontonan musikal yang meriah gemerlap itu, penonton diajak merenung tentang kesejatian hidup. Tentang upaya mencari kedamaian jiwa dan makna cinta. Tokoh-tokoh dalam musikal ini menyebut diri sebagai orang dengan poor soul, jiwa miskin. Mereka berada dalam perjalanan mencari kesejatian itu. While I am athirst in the desert of existence/ You’re drinking nectar somewhere in the heavenly abode…. Ketika aku haus di gurun kehidupan/Kau minum madu di rumah surgawi.

 

Loving the Silent Tears dibangun dengan struktur naratif yang diolah dari puisi. Narasi menyatu dengan komposisi (score) sebagai satu kesatuan ucap. Narasi tidak menjadi pengantar, seperti yang sering dijumpai pada musikal-musikal murahan. Atau dengan kata lain bisa dikatakan, komposisi terintegrasi dengan struktur naratif, dan bukan terpenggal-penggal sebagai medley.

 

(BUKU: LOVING THE SILENT TEARS) Penampilan Patti Cohenour

 

(BUKU: LOVING THE SILENT TEARS) Harmoni tiga penyanyi dari Israel, Arab, dan Iran.

 Semua elemen dalam musikal tersebut, termasuk koreografi, digunakan untuk bercerita tentang kebahagiaan lahir batin yang bisa diraih setiap orang. Kebahagiaan yang dibangun dengan cinta, hati damai, kebaikan, dan saling memaafkan.

Musikal disodorkan dengan cerita yang jernih, ringan mengalir. Tokoh utama ”cuma” tiga, yaitu kondektur, dan dua penumpang kereta api, tetapi mereka mewakili tipe-tipe manusia. Setting”cuma” sebuah gerbong kereta, dalam perjalanan semalam, tetapi, kereta menjelajah melintas ke segala penjuru dunia, dan bertemu dengan orang dari berbagai sudut bumi. Ada metafora universalitas persoalan manusia.

Dalam kereta itu ada Conductor yang diperankan aktor Junior Case dan Joy (Patti Cohenour), perempuan yang menulis buku harian tentang kematian putranya dan membawa duka sepanjang hidupnya. Lantas ada Pete (Luke Eberl), pemuda yang menganggap bahwa sukses hidup adalah uang. Sampai-sampai ia berpandangan, ”And who needs God when you have money—siapa yang butuh Tuhan kalau Anda punya uang.”

Ketiganya melakukan perjalanan kereta. Lagi-lagi ini metafor sebuah perjalanan spiritual mencari pencerahan. Seiring perjalanan, mereka saling belajar. Bahwa manusia memerlukan ”asuransi spiritual”, bukan asuransi properti. Termasuk ketika mereka bertiga terlempar dari kereta, dan terdampar di padang gurun. Kala kereta datang kembali mereka telah sampai pada salah satu stasiun pemahaman tentang hidup.

”Semua saling mencinta, semua peduli, dan semua saling memaafkan. Semua menyayangi ciptaan. Ada ruang yang luas di surga di atas sana….”

Seluruh persoalan hidup, permenungan, dan pencerahan itu terjelmakan dalam lagu dan terintegrasi dengan narasi secara mulus dan rapi. Tidak terasa ada sandungan yang memberi kesan bahwa lagu itu hanya ilustrasi.

Seluruh koreografi terancang menyatu dengan narasi. Begitu beragam gerak tarinya, mulai dari samba, tarian persia, skotlandia, hingga rusia. Musik dan tari cukup berimbang dengan narasi. Tidak terasa ada dialog yang panjang, atau musik dan tari yang terlalu panjang. Serba terukur dan seimbang.

Penonton Loving the Silent Tears diajak menikmati perjalanan spiritual lewat musik, nyanyi, dan tari. (XAR)

Versi cetak artikel ini terbit di harian Kompas edisi 6 September 2015, di halaman 32 dengan judul “Perjalanan Spiritual Lewat Musikal”.

 

A complete teleconference of SMCH and staff SMTV can be watched on http://www.suprememastertv.com


Be Vegan Make Peace

The Real Love – A New Musical


Special Engagement on Saturday, August 27 @ Pasadena Civic

Join us for a spectacular 2-part extravaganza featuring the world premiere of “THE REAL LOVE,” a unique musical, as well as American icon DON MCLEAN in concert.

This special 2-part show includes an exciting guest performance by legendary singer/songwriter DON MCLEAN and his band, presenting some of his all-time classic hits – “And I Love You So,” American Pie”, “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night),” and lots more!

For more detail, click here 
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SHARE THE REAL LOVE
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World Vegan World Peace (Dunia Vegan Dunia Damai)


http://www.suprememastertv.com/worldvegan/

(Bahasa Indonesia di Bagian Bawah)

Videoconference with Supreme Master Television staff Los Angeles, California, USA – April 27, 2011

Supreme Master Ching Hai: I sincerely, earnestly call on all members of spiritual orders from different groups, different belief system: please do meditate whenever you can, the longer the better, for the sake of protecting our planet with your positive energy.

Meditate and Pray

World Meditation Hours:

A: 05:00 – 06:00 CET

B: 10:00 – 11:00 CET

C: 13:00 – 14:00 CET

D: 21:00 – 22:00 CET

W.V.W.P.

http://www.suprememastertv.com/ina/worldvegan/

Konferensi video dengan staf Supreme Master Television, Los Angeles, Kalifornia, AS – 27 April 2011Maha Guru Ching Hai: Saya dengan tulus dan sungguh-sungguh menyerukan kepada semua anggota ordo spiritual dari berbagai kelompok, berbagai sistem kepercayaan: mohon bermeditasilah apabila Anda bisa, semakin lama semakin baik, demi melindungi planet kita dengan energi positif Anda.

Dunia Vegan, Dunia Damai.

Meditasi dan Berdoa

Jam Meditasi Dunia

A: 10:00 – 11:00 WIB (Jakarta)

B: 15:00 – 16:00 WIB (Jakarta)

C: 18:00 – 19:00 WIB (Jakarta)

D: 02:00 – 03:00 WIB (Jakarta)

D.V.D.D.

 

Leaders preserving our future: pace and priorities on climate change


Climate change conference from London, UK. featuring leaders and experts with video conference message from Supreme Master Ching Hai, airing live on Wednesday Nov 3 session (9:40 am – 11:50 am) and start from 2:45 – 5:05 pm (UK time)

 

“Leaders preserving our future: pace and priorities on climate change”

http://www.worldpreservationfoundation.org/event_venue.php

 

Interview with Dr. Rajendra Pachauri – the Chief of IPCC


Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, an economist and environmental scientist with two doctorates, has been serving as the chief of the IPCC since 2002. He is also the director general of the Energy and Resources Institute in India, which is an organization that researches and promotes sustainable development.

Dr. Pachauri is a strict vegetarian due to his Hindu beliefs and also because of the impacts of a meat diet on the environment.

Traveling most of the year around the globe to bring awareness about climate change, he urges government leaders as well as the public to adopt more sustainable lifestyles such as stopping meat consumption, riding bicycles, and being a frugal consumer.

Supreme Master Television’s reporter at the Wellington press conference addressed this topic for Dr. Pachauri’s further explanation.

SUPREME MASTER TV Reporter: Can you explain to our global viewers how eating less meat will help to curb global warming?

Dr Rajendra Pachauri (Chairman of UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change): Well, if you look at the entire commercialized meat cycle, let’s start with the killing of the animal itself. It has to be preserved in a cool environment, and today this is a global business.

We not only need refrigeration at the source, we also need refrigeration at transportation, and then all the meat is stored in warehouses and then it goes to retail outlets and in the retail outlets, it’s kept again in refrigeration.

People buy meat, they buy a whole lot of it, take it home, and refrigerate it in larger and larger freezers, now why? Because you need to preserve meat, and I am not even talking about clearing forest for pasture land!

So if you want to take into account the entire chain, the entire cycle of meat production and consumption, it’s hugely intensive in terms of carbon dioxide emissions.

And therefore I always say if you eat less meat, you will be healthier and so will the planet! We consume far too much meat in this world! And with an increase in income, you find societies which were essentially on a vegetarian diet or any low-meat diet are now moving into a greater consumption of animal protein.

So clearly it makes sense because it’s a win-win situation if you eat less meat it’s the compelling argument behind this plea which I’ve made everywhere, that I’ve done over the years, and I’ve done it even in countries where they eat nothing but meat and fortunately, I survived!

HOST: You are watching Planet Earth: Our Loving Home. Dr. Rajendra Pachauri took time out after the press conference at World Environment Day 2008 in Wellington, New Zealand to speak with our Supreme Master Television correspondent and share his views on vegetarianism and climate change.

SUPREME MASTER TV Reporter: As the chairman of the IPCC, is there any advice that you would like to give to leaders and governments around the world regarding the huge amount of carbon emissions produced by the animal agriculture industry and what action we should be taking in regarding this?

Dr Rajendra Pachauri (Chairman of UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change): I think it would help the global community enormously, if we consume less meat.

But I am only highlighting the fact that the entire meat cycle is very very intensive, in terms of carbon dioxide emissions.

Right from the moment you cleared forests as pasture land, you have cattle grazing over there then cattle are killed and then refrigerated, so if you look at the carbon dioxide emissions, associated with the entire cycle its pretty large.

If you look at some of the estimates, that really seems staggering.

But more than anything else I think it’s a win-win solution to eat less meat. There is enough medical evidence, that the levels of consumption of meat that we have in the world today on a per capita basis, particularly in societies where that’s a very large part of the diet, it’s something that’s even harmful for human health.

And therefore if you turn to eating less meat then as I said, individuals would be healthy and so would the planet!

SUPREME MASTER TV Reporter: We hear a lot about governments reducing or pledging to reduce their carbon emissions through all the different sectors: transport, electricity production, etc., but we are not hearing a great deal about the animal-agriculture sector, and if we are, it seems to be a focus in four or five years time, which according to many scientists will be too late.

Is there any advice we should be giving to our leaders and to our governments in order to be taking more urgent actions with regards to this?

Dr. Rajendra Pachauri (Chairman of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change): I think we really need to start thinking out of the box, that we shouldn’t take anything for granted. We shouldn’t assume that the established pattern of consumption and production is beyond the pale of action or options that people should be exercising, and if you’re starting to look at the meat cycle, and you know much of this is so dispersed, so specifically located in different parts of the world that it escapes the attention.

But it’s for analysts, it’s for those who are in the business of democracy to bring out the facts, and I think if they are brought out and the public understands them, then certainly world leaders and those who share public opinions also would be able to bring about a clear exposure of what’s involved in large quantities of consumption of meat.

So my advice would be that we should bring the facts out.
And once people are aware of the facts, then certainly the public at large and therefore the leadership of certain societies will see the merits in moving to a lower meat-oriented diet.

Unfortunately these things have really not been brought out adequately for people to take a view and to adopt positions by which they will reduce their dependence on meat.

HOST: With the continued rapid melting of the Arctic ice and the release of large amounts of methane gas stored in the permafrost, the urgency of taking action to stop global warming is clearer than ever.

SUPREME MASTER TV Reporter: You said that if we don’t act before 2012 that it will be too late. And that we need to take action within the next two or three years, so is this something we should be urging our governments to be stressing to populations and the other leaders that we really need to take action now?

Dr Rajendra Pachauri (Chairman of UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change): Absolutely, I mean if you look at the fourth assessment report of IPCC, we’ve assessed several stabilization scenarios, and one of them I would like to highlight is that particular one, which would ensure that climate change does not lead to warming more than 2 ~ 2.4 degrees Celsius.

Now with that particular scenario, we would have to ensure that we start reducing global greenhouse gas emissions by the year of 2015 at the latest.

This really gives us very little time, and therefore highlights the urgency of taking action as quickly as possible.

May I also point out that even with this scenario there is a grim outcome that the world would have to face in terms of sea level rise due to thermal expansion.

And our estimate of increasing sea (levels) is 0.4 to 1.4 meters due to thermal expansion alone, and if you add to this the amount of water that would be released and would add to sea level rise on the account of melting of the ice bodies, then we’ve already committed the world to a threat, which is going to affect a large number of small island states, low-lying coastal areas across the world.

That clearly gives us an absolute warning that we have no time to lose at all and we have to ensure that we start reducing emissions of greenhouse gases as quickly as possible, certainly by 2015 if we want to stabilize the temperature increase to 2 ~ 2.4 degrees Celsius and not allow sea level rise due to thermal expansion alone to go above the range that I have just mentioned.

And there are a lot of other reasons why there is an urgency in taking action. If you look at the impacts of climate change on water, on human health, on agriculture, on ecosystems, we really are getting into a zone where these impacts are going to become very serious even with a 1 to 1.5 degree increase in temperature.

So we really don’t have a moment to lose and I think if the world wants to stabilize the Earth’s climate and therefore minimize or eliminate the threat of harmful impacts, then we have to move very quickly.

SUPREME MASTER TV Reporter: Many individuals don’t realized the very important and effective steps that they can take as individuals, in order to curb global warming and climate change, the huge impact of eating less meat or not eating meat.

So if there are two or three simple steps that every person could take to reduce their carbon footprint, can you advise us what they would be?

Dr Rajendra Pachauri (Chairman of UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change): There is a whole range of things that individuals can do. We certainly need to change our use of transport modes.

For instance, we don’t think twice before we get into a car and just drive off anywhere we wish to, we don’t check whether public transport might be available for going to a particular location, and if it’s available then I think it’s far better to use public transport, where we can walk, it’s much better to walk, where we can use a bicycle, we should do that.

So I think in the transport sector and the use of transport modes we can certainly bring about choices that are much less intensive in carbon dioxide emissions.

Similarly in the use of lighting and in the use of air conditioning, if we were to use technologies that are very energy efficient, we can make a substantial difference to our carbon footprints, and finally, in our dietary method.

I think in our dietary techniques if we were to ensure that whatever we eat is associated with much lower levels of carbon-dioxide emissions, but doesn’t in any way reduce the nourishment that we get, I think we should shift in that direction.

However, I think it’s important to have a government policy also to influence individual choices, and this would happen particularly if we place a price on carbon, because when that happens, then the price of everything that’s associated with carbon dioxide emissions would change significantly, and consumer choices would then be exercised in keeping with that change in prices.

SUPREME MASTER TV Reporter: Dr. Pachuari, our global viewers will be very inspired by your words. Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom today.

Dr Rajendra Pachauri (Chair of UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change): Thank you very much! I would like to say this to Supreme Master Television: Best wishes for your endeavors towards a sustainable world, thank you!

I would say, Go Veg, Be Green and Save Our Planet!

HOST: We thank you, Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, for your tireless work to raise awareness about climate change and your encouragement of the vegetarian diet to solve global warming.

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Christmas Letter from Supreme Master Ching Hai


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Greeting, precious people!

On these magical days of Christmas and coming New Year,
I would like to thank you for all the good things you’ve done in your past,
wishing mighty blessing from Heaven to shower upon you and cherished ones.

Especially I thank my loyal and faithful friends whose love and courage have sustained goodness on Earth and charmed the mercy from Heaven.

And I thank you for all the support and shared ideal that maybe we just can make this Earth a better place or even a heavenly place.

Personally I know some of you but not all of you.

However, I know you are the best friends that anyone could ever ask for – wish I have the chance to thank you and embrace you all in person.

If the planet survives, it’s because of your love, because of your heroic dedication.

Pray that your shining example will lead everyone to hope, confidence and emulation,
so that together we can rebuild not only our planet but goodness in human’s heart.

We will continue to work toward an ideal and peaceful tomorrow.

I have no worthy present to give such noble friends this Christmas.

But if you ask what gift pleases me, I would say, “I WANT THE PLANET.”

May you continue to be a beacon of lofty splendor, befitting the children of God.

WITH TEARS OF GRATITUDE.

SUPREME MASTER CHING HAI

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