Alice Sommer Herz – Everything is A Present [Updated March 2, 2014]

World’s oldest known holocaust survivor dies aged 110 in London: Alice, who played piano in concentration camp, appeared in Oscar-nominated short film about her life, that won the 2014 Oscar Academy Award.

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Alice Sommer Herz is thought of with affection by hundreds of thousands of people in the world as both a sage and a saint. Her wisdom is evident in almost everything that she says. Her saintliness is seen in her almost unique tolerance and her compassion. She has the true gift of forgiveness. “Life is beautiful, love is beautiful, nature and music are beautiful. Everything is a present.” Alice Sommer Herz

Alice Somer Herz – 108 Year Old Holocaust Survivor – Interviewed by Bernard Hiller

Bernard Hiller interviews Alice Somer Herz who was an inmate of the The Terezin concentration camp. She was a very accomplished pianist who played Chopin’s 24 etudes from memory. She lost her parents and and her husband during the war. Her son who, because a successful musician (who died 2001), survived the camp with her as well.
She believes that being “optimistic” is the most important quality to achieve a happy life. She currently lives in London and is the oldest Holocaust survivor.

Filmed on location in London, UK
4th December, 2011

Oldest Living Pianist, Holocaust Survivor, Alice Herz-Sommer – 109 years old

Published on Sep 11, 2013

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The Lady in Number 6 is one of the most inspirational stories ever told. 109 year old, Alice Herz Sommer, the world’s oldest pianist and oldest holocaust survivor, shares her views on how to live a long happy life. She discusses the vital importance of music, laughter and having an optimistic outlook on life. This powerfully inspirational video tells her amazing story of survival and how she managed to use her time in a Nazi concentration camp to empower herself and others with music. See the entire documentary at:

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Grace Without Ascend ~ Igor Kufayev

Published on Feb 26, 2014

Q: Many speak of the need for the Kundalini to move upward through the spine, but this is not my experience. Aurobindo himself spoke of consciousness arising and the Divine consciousness descending and that being felt as energy/force movements, etc.

I know you are a Tantric and I wondered if you subscribe to one method or the other and in general your opinion. I feel this is an important clarification as it took me months to grasp and fully own my own naturally unfolding process instead of trying to convert to somebody else’s.

Here’s what Aurobindo has said: “In the Tantra the centres are opened and Kundalini is awakened by a special process, its action of ascent is felt through the spine.
Here (Aurobindo’s Integral Yoga) it is the pressure of the Force from above that awakens it and opens the centres. There is an ascension of the consciousness going up till it joins the higher consciousness above. This repeats itself (sometimes a descent also is felt) until all the centres are open and the consciousness rises above the body. At a later stage it remains above and widens out into the cosmic consciousness and the universal Self. This is a usual course, but sometimes the process is more rapid and there is a sudden and definite opening above.”

Lake Arenal, Costa Rica. February 2014.

The Path to Awakening: How Buddhism’s Seven Points of Mind Training Can Lead You to a Life of Enlightenment and Happiness ~ Shamar Rinpoche

Mind Training is a comprehensive practice that is suitable for all types of students. It contains the entire path and does not depend on a person’s background. Mind Training nurses and cultivates the Buddha Nature, that pure seed of awakening that is at the very heart of every sentient being. It has the power to transform even egotistical self-clinging into selflessness. Put into practice diligently, it is enough to lead you all the way to awakening.

In The Path to Awakening, Shamar Rinpoche gives his own detailed commentary on Chekawa Yeshe Dorje’s Seven Points of Mind Training, a text that has been used for transformative practice in Tibetan Buddhism for close to a thousand years.
Clear, accessible, and yet profound, this book is filled with practical wisdom, philosophy, and meditation instructions

Shamar Rinpoche, is the 14th Shamarpa. Born in 1952 in Tibet, Shamar Rinpoche was recognized by the 16th Karmapa in 1957, and by the 14th Dalai Lama. In 1996, he started to organize Bodhi Path Buddhist Centers, a network of centers covering many continents, which practice a non-sectarian approach to meditation. In addition, over the years, Shamar Rinpoche has founded several non-profit organizations worldwide and engaged in charitable activities such as schooling underprivileged children and promoting animal rights.

Other Books Authored by Shamar Rinpoche are:

Boundless Awakening
A Golden Swan in Turbulent Waters
Creating a Transparent Democracy

The Editor and Translator, Lara Braitstein, is Professor of Tibetan and Indian Buddhism at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

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