Wonderful news, Positive Lifers: the renowned spiritual singer Deva Premal – one half of the legendary duo, Deva Premal and Miten – has been nominated for a Grammy award for her new album, DEVA. Click here to read our interview with Miten (featured in our Winter 2019/20 issue) and read on to learn more about Deva’s Grammy nomination!
It was an honour to interview the spiritual music legend Miten for our Winter 2019/20 issue. He spoke about his life’s journey, his work with Deva Premal, and his thoughts on music as a guru. Read on to learn more!
By Alison McEvoy
As the first sound emerged from Deva on the night of her concert in Dublin, I felt my body respond
with shivers of delight. It was as if I were shaking off some of life’s dust which had gathered around me. Each note vibrated with a palpable out-pouring of emotion, devotion and love. My body, my face, broke open into a smile that lasted even after I’d laid my head on my pillow, at the end of the
Magical, mythical and memorable, the stage perched Deva, Miten, Manose and musical crew under
the arch of a beautiful, Arabic doorway. As the night went on we entered further and deeper…into
the magic and immersed ourselves in the ancient memories stirred by the music and chants. We were no longer ‘audience’ and they ‘performers’ – we were fellow travellers, fellow seekers, fellow divine beings. We chanted together, meditated through mantra together, sang harmonies, greeted each other and gazed into the eyes of as many seated around us as possible. Towards the end of the night, as many as could gathered round the stage, some crying, others laughing, couples embracing; everyone swaying, absorbed and touched, each in our own way, by this beautiful invitation we had been given – to be ourselves, to be present, to be as One.
At Mitens’ song All is Welcome here, my friend beside me broke into tears. To arrive as we were, some from work, from home, from fray, from quarrel….and to find ourselves graced with joy, laughter, togetherness and with an explicit welcome for all of who we are and what we carry, was powerful. In that moment of acceptance was relief, joy and freedom.
This is more than just a concert – if you’d like it to be. You may come to tap your foot, hum, sing and
have an enjoyable night, but chances are it will be much more, than that.
Awesome August! We are definitely enjoying a good summer, and the last month of this lively season is going out with a bang! There’s plenty of events and activities to do in Dublin city and all over this beautiful island and we are all taking advantage of the fair weather. To pair up with the buzz we are bringing you some beautiful news including events, three amazing competitions, Positive Nights news, as well as retreats event recommendations & more! Our fabulous Summer magazine edition is still out! Sign up here to get a hot copy in your postbox! Loads of love, from all the team. Join us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter if you haven’t already.
Leopard Warrior at Positive Nights!
Positive Nights is on a short summer break! We will return on the 24th of August with a lovely surprise.
HERES a heads up on one of our upcoming events…from our AUTUMN SCHEDULE:
Date: August 31st, 2017
Powerscourt Theatre, Dublin 2
A very interesting evening. John lockey is the Author of the upcoming book Leopard Warrior, he is a fully initiated sangoma (healer & shaman) in the Xhosa lineage of South Africa. His remarkable journey through the constrains of Apartheid is a testament to the human spirit, and to the power of frogiveness and reconciliation.
Thrive: Wellness @ Groove Festival!
Groove Summer Festival presents Thrive, the Festival’s all new health, fitness and wellness quarter, which offers festival goers the chance to relax, rejuvenate and re-energise the mind, body and soul through a jam-packed programme of over 35 free movement classes, wellness workshops and inspirational talks.
Remember that we are also giving away two tickets for two winners each for this fantastic festival! Simply follow Positive Life on Facebook or Twitter, share this post on your Facebook or Twitter page and tag @positivelifemag so we know!
Spirit of Folk 2017
A Beautiful Spiritual Gathering
The event is alcohol free to ease your connection with nature!
Location: Dunderry Park, Co. Meath, Ireland
Date: 9th – 10th September
Spirit of Folk presents the Dunderry Park Festival 20th Anniversary: The Gathering 2017. This celebration will feature some SOFF favourites with a specially curated SOFF stage and storytelling in the cairn, along with a whole host of inspiring speakers and workshops. WE have been before and we love the vibe, we also hosted MARTIN DUFFY at one of our recent Positive nights and he is the biz.
Sir Richard Branson @ Pendulum Summit 2018!
Date: January 10th – 11th, 2018
The Pendulum summit is returning to Ireland! This is the world’s leading business and self-empowerment summit taking place on January 10th – 11th 2018 at the Convention Centre in Dublin. Among the confirmed speakers are Top Sport Psychologist Dr. Bob Rotella and NY Times bestselling author Marci Shimoff. Headlining the event will be Philanthropist, Entrepreneur and Adventurer Sir Richard Branson. Our Autumn 2017 Positive Life issue will feature Sir Branson and his sacred approach to business, so stay tuned!
Visit Pendulumsummit.com for more info!
The Beautiful melody of Deva Premal & Miten
Remember we are giving away two tickets for this beautiful Concert! Simply share this post on your Facebook or Twitter page and tag @positivelifemag so we know!
Deva Premal & Miten concert
Date: September 22nd, 2017
Location: RDS, Dublin
Celebrated chant masters Deva Premal & Miten bring their Temple at Midnight Tour to Ireland. Accompanied by Nepalese bansuri maestro Manose, with Canadian Joby Baker on bass and Danish percussionist Rishi, their unique, spiritually inspired evenings of mantra, song, and chant are treasured by audiences around the planet.
Experience the spiritual teachings of Eckhart Tolle
Date: Saturday, September 9th, 2017
RDS centre, Ballsbridge, Dublin.
Globally renowned spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle will be in Dublin for this special event. His profound yet simple teachings have already helped countless people throughout the world find inner peace and greater fulfilment in their lives. At the core of the teachings lies the transformation of consciousness, a spiritual awakening that he sees as the next step in human evolution.
Dr. Joe Dispenza in Dublin!
Remember we have two tickets to give away for Dr. Joe Dispenza’s Progressive Workshop weekend event in Dublin from September 29th – October 1st, 2017. Just follow us on Facebook or Twitter, share this post and tag us to let us know!
Date: September 29- October 1st
Royal Dublin Society (RDS), Merrion Road, Ballsbridge
Dr. Joe Dispenza’s Progressive Workshop returns to Dublin in 2017 presenting a unique three day workshop where Joe will lead you through the language of science to reveal the latest research and findings of how to step into a new personal reality!
You can get tickets and learn more here!