Jeff Bien is an internationally acclaimed poet and musician, and spiritual practitioner. His work has been published, and translated in more than thirty countries.
He has spent a lifetime of study and practice, and is fluent in a myriad of traditions, as well as formal academic study of both exoteric and esoteric teaching, that bridge the mystical traditions of East and West.
He is presently completing a book, “Songs of Non-Separation”, a compendium of teachings, interpretations, and exegesis that transcends the literal and allegorical, weaving the thread of the many garments into one.
"A Taste of Creation" and "Songs of Forgiveness and Prayer" his newest CDs, bring together poems, song and music born of a lifelong adherence to an evolving spiritual practice.
Widely regarded as a charismatic and compelling voice, he has recently begun to release a series of spiritual talks, and excerpts from his forthcoming books, which adds synthesis to both a personalized conversation with a young seeker, as well as more formal views of spirituality and religion, including the secular sacred.
True to Blake’s epigrammatic, `excess is the road to wisdom’, Bien’s own incendiary journey birthed the road to awakedness. His work is visionary in scope, and is reflected both in the written word, his music and the spiritus of explicit practice itself, integrating a trinity of meditation practice that includes; Buddhism, Sufism, and Samadhi yoga, with elements of the Kabala, and unique breath and body movements borne of a nascent study of pranayama and martial arts.
His teaching work emphasizes the heart practice of Buddha mind, and Christ consciousness; a lineage of Love, as an in-gathering of the many traditions, birthing non-separation. It is this that distinguishes him from so many, in both the new age, and classical spiritual canon.
“five years ago when we launched a similar competition to make a film inspired by our icelandic tour film heima, we received 57 entries. at the time this seemed like a lot to assimilate and judge. this time almost one thousand people (or rather, one thousand teams of people) have poured theirs hearts and souls into a bewildering variety of films that has frankly threatened to overwhelm us. wow! people have entered from all corners of the globe, inspiring us with so many and varied interpretations of the band’s music. and, without wanting to get too dewy-eyed, it really has been a humbling experience. thank you one and all for your truly amazing efforts.”—
We are pleased to inform you that your RMG Exposed 2012 submission entitled “The Infinite” has been chosen as a finalist. Prize winning entries will be announced on the evening of the event, Saturday, 10 November, 2012. As a finalist, you receive complimentary entry to the event beginning at 8:00pm. Your name will be on a guest list located at reception.
We would like to extend to you, your family and friends the opportunity to attend an early preview of the chosen works on Friday, 9 November, 2012 at our RMG Fridays event where we will be hosting the Durham Art of Transition Creative Awards (DACTA). I hope you can join us, the event runs from 6:30 – 9:30.
The Jury, RMG Exposed
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery 72 Queen Street, Civic Centre Oshawa, ON L1H 3Z3