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FEBRUARY 21ST 2009,
A CONSCIOUS WAY OF LIVING EVENT
DECEMBER 13TH 2008, INAUGURAL PHUSIKOI EVENT
 
FEBRUARY 21st 2009, A CONSCIOUS WAY OF LIVING EVENT

12.30pm Music and Drums
Next to P Building on Podium Level


12:30 –
12:50pm


Live Band with Matt James

Live Band with Matt James? Matt James performed his songs inspired by themes that resonate with the conscious. Matt is a songwriter by night, working in the pop/rock ballad genres. He performed 3 songs accompanied on piano by his arrangement collaborator, Claudio Canzonetta, best known in Hong Kong for his work with the Violent Jokes.

The Wisest Thing MP3 Lyric
Eyes On You MP3 Lyric
No Game MP3 Lyric
   

1 – 2pm


Drum Jam with Kumi Masunaga

After Matt's performance, participants took part in our drum jamming session, hosted by "Drum Jam" founder and director Kumi Masunaga. Kumi is a native of Japan and has been based in Hong Kong since 1990. She is a professional percussionist, hand-drum tutor, HealthRythms trained facilitator as well as Remo International drum facilitator and its endorser.

Motivated by a passion for making people happy through rhythm and a faith in the power of drumming, Kumi has been leading drum circles in Hong Kong, China and throughout the region for over ten years. As a percussionist, she recognizes the extraordinary power of the drum as a healing, unifying and motivating tool, which can benefit many people from young to old, from corporate to special needs, cancer patients and the elderly.
 
2.15pm Inspired Talks
Room N115, 1st floor,N Building

2.15pm

"The Science of Enlightenment" presented by Dr. Susan Jamieson

Dr Susan Jamieson gave a talk about her book, ‘Light in Life: Medical to Mystical’, about the science of enlightenment.

It’s a practical guide to finding the light inside each one of us, so that we can access all our resources in difficult times. We all know that when we’re on top form, or ‘together’, there’s nothing we can’t do - but we’re not often in that state. Written by a medical doctor who has embraced the spiritual side of healing, the book draws on wisdom from ancient traditions. The journey into the light starts in ancient Egypt, with the Pharaoh Akhenaten. The story continues with a discussion on biology – scientists all agree that we’re ‘beings of light’. Cutting edge science is explained in a simple way, to guide the reader on a journey explaining the light emitted from their DNA and hearts, and how we can learn to connect to these electromagnetic energies.
   
2.40pm "A detox of the mind, body and spirit" presented by Chan Chudennec
Chan Cudennec is a businessperson with a background in banking and finance, management consulting and executive coaching. She expanded into the healing arts many years ago, having learnt different forms of energy healing such as Sekhem and Reiki . Chan's talk highlighted how the body accumulates physical toxins from the environment, the food we eat, the thoughts we think and constant bombardment of negativity around us. She offered some suggestions and ways that one can practice to achieve optimum health by periodic detox.
   
3.00pm "The Philosophy and Wisdom of Dark Side of the Moon" presented by Dr. Gino Yu
Dark Side of the Moon (DSotM) by Pink Floyd is the most successful albums of all time, spending over 14 years on Billboard's list of top 200 best selling albums. It is estimated that one in every fourteen people in the United States under the age of fifty owns or owned a copy of the album. However, how many have really paid attention to the lyrics? Dr Gino Yu described how the album provides deep insights into nearly all aspects of human experience, from mid-life crisis (time), to religion (breath reprise), to consumerism (money), to action (us and them), and mental illness.
   
3.25pm TED screening: "What's wrong with what we eat" by Mark Bittman
In this fiery and funny talk, New York Times food writer Mark Bittman weighs in on what's wrong with the way we eat now (too much meat, too few plants; too much fast food, too little home cooking), and why it's putting the entire planet at risk. (www.ted.com)
   
3.50pm "Children's Spirituality" presented by Dr. Wong Ping Ho
Dr. Wong Ping Ho gave his talk on Children's Spirituality. ?
   
4.15pm "Betterment for Hong Kong" presented by Dr. Alexander Yuan
Dr Alexander Yuan is a qualified Doctor of Chiropractic, Doctor of Naturopathic medicine with a diploma in Homeopathy. He is fellow of the Academy of Homeopathy and is a listed Chinese medicine practitioner.?

Dr. Alexander Yuan founder of Better Hong Kong Movement Association shared his vision of how Hong Kong can change for the better with some simple steps we can take to create our own Utopia. While the world is eagerly waiting for President elect Obama to deliver the promised changes, it is time for us to reflect why real changes are unlikely to come from the doing of any political leader, we need to be the change ourselves.
   
4.45pm "The Pachamama Alliance" presented by Mani Goel
Mani Goel is an independent filmmaker and founder of Maaya Productions. She was also the winner of an international beauty pageant in Hong Kong and holds a Masters in International Relations. She’s had a brief stint as an aviation analyst. She also wrote some political research papers and articles. Mani talked about Maaya Productions and also made an introduction about Panchamama Alliance in Hong Kong, and discussed how the visions of both are closely inter-related and if dreams can be turned into reality.

The Pachamama Alliance is based on the recognition that those of us in the modern world share a deep connection with the people who call the rainforest their home-each of us having a critical stake in the health and well being of this vital element in our global life support system.
 
6.30pm onwards THE EXPERIENCE
at PQ02, Ground floor, P Building
   
  The Experience, a full participation event is designed to give the audience a first hand experience of different states of consciousness using traditional and modern techniques including Yoga, Yoga Nidra, sound meditation, Kirtan and dance. The Experience also featured digital visuals with both acoustic and electronic music by local and international artists.
   
6.30 –
7pm
Yoga Class
Participants stretched, relaxed and strengthened the body and mind with an Asana class for all levels by one of Hong Kong’s best teachers
   
7 –
7.30pm
Yoga Nidra
Participants then lied down and relaxed after the yoga class and was guided into a state of total body, mind and emotional relaxation.
   
7.30 –
8.30pm
Kirtan
The Hong Kong Kirtan Wallas took participants on a journey into the power of sound vibration as they learned to sing ancient healing mantras.
   
8.30 –
9.00pm
The sound meditation continued with ambient electronic tunes and a never seen before visual extravaganza of inspiring big screen media.
   
9pm -
10pm
DJ Rebearth
Currently based in Hong Kong, Rebearth, an MC + Music Composer from Montreal continues to pursue his dreams of spreading a collective, conscious and positive message through music and poetry to global communities. Spreading awareness through honest-creative expression, Rebearth aims to create positive change by actively contributing to the current shift of global consciousness by sharing his art and music.

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10pm "Prayer Performance" performed by All Theatre Art Association
An intentionally choreographed dance theatre performance to raise consciousness, inspire people, create positive energy and send out prayers for peace.. all through dance, music and theatre. www.alltheatreco.com for more info on their company
   
10.15pm
to late
Dance to the music presented by DJ Chata
The young DJ was born in Hong Kong and has performed in multiple cities around the world. The multi-genre DJ is a record label owner, music producer, engineer, artist, and DJ spinning and producing and mixing anything from the 1920s to the present day through the genres of jazz, rock, wonky rave, punk, electro, dnb and hip hop. Phat Chata’s played at M1NT, Buddha Lounge, Baby Buddha, Priory, Jem and many other venues in Hong Kong. Phat Chata’s name derives from the word in the Kamasutra - "Chatakavilasa"