Transcendence: Lightning in a Bottle

One of the coolest festivals I have worked because of the wide variety of people and art present, as well as the huge stage and set work built by the amazing Do Lab! Although I enjoy Woogie Weekend more because of its smaller size, LIB was nothing short of entrancing. Below I have combined photos that I took at LIB and snippets from the Hinduism teachings I experienced in my semester abroad in India for a lovely read:)

TimeisFake, LIB, Bradley, CA

“Moksha” is the liberation, cycle of rebirth recycled physically and spiritually, liberation in this life and after life/death, have to fulfill dharma in this life to have a good one next time, freedom from bondage, you are one and the same with the world, vice versa, used in Hinduism. LIB represents the freedom to express yourself in any way you want for a few ways, making you a better person than you were prior to attending. Grateful. I wish that I had had more time to take more pictures when off work, but this will suffice. Until next time:)

PretzelMan, LIB, Bradley, CA

Anu means “the love between us”

TheWasteland, LIB, Bradley, CA

We have too long looked to people of the past; we must now move forward with our own ideas as we face a new world every second of everyday.

Woogie, LIB, Bradley, CA

“Each and every day I am, too, learning”

Taco, LIB, Bradley, CA

Knowledge and education are more important than wealth will ever be.

WhatisLove, LIB, Bradley, CA

Story: a teacher (guru) told his students to bring back a plant that has no medicinal purpose. Many came to him, but finally one student returned with no plant, saying, ” I couldn’t find a single plant with no medicinal properties”. He was right.

sunrise trailer
sunrise trailer, LIB, Bradley, CA

All knowledge is simply a drop in a larger ocean, finding the good in every person leads to helping change their minds

wetrippy, LIB, Bradley, CA

our human lifespan is very small, making us unreal from the real we experience (they are both connected) . After death there is nothing, but the memories are unreal. from the unreal, we are led to the real

warrior, LIB, Bradley, CA

Everything has an opposite reaction, and by managing our mind we are able to create our reality and our connection between what is real and unreal

vinewalk, LIB, Bradley, CA

lifestyle disorder- the way we live our lives determines our health

sunrise pano
sunrise pano, LIB, Bradley, CA

“There is no meditation without wisdom and vice versa, one with both can attain peace and happiness easily”

sunrise heart
sunrise heart, LIB, Bradley, CA

A constant balance between being and becoming

starz, LIB, Bradley, CA

A meditator will have empathy, kindness, bring harmony, are selfish because they are so fond of themselves and know that negativity will only hurt them, selfish to make themselves happy, therefore making others happy and knowing how to get into other people’s minds to make them happy

stage, LIB, Bradley, CA

When you love yourself, you are like the ocean- accepting anyone and everything, vast and infinite all the time, practice is essential

soulman, LIB, Bradley, CA

“the mind can be a cruel master and a faithful servant”

sleepysunrise, LIB, Bradley, CA

Human life is a struggle to exist and understand the consciousness; the human personality is a staircase, with the lower rungs of ego known and open and the higher areas not yet explored (ability to become invisible- highest state of consciousness)

shrooms, LIB, Bradley, CA

disassociation of awareness: obstructions in the mind which prevent the free flow of awareness, conflict between desire and need, true freedom lies in detachment from desires and memories

sellasell, LIB, Bradley, CA

yoga is the journey of the self, to the self, through the self (action/selfless service karma, devotion khati, mind control raja, knowledge jnara)

r00f, LA, CA

samadhi- the super consciousness of experience, sublime, the goal of existence

praise, LIB, Bradley, CA

they who attain freedom are free of delusion

noodle, LIB, Bradley, CA

In the act of creation, the mind becomes one in the subject and object with no separation between them, unity between the soul and mind which produces true art

mollay, LIB, Bradley, CA

Today’s action determines tomorrow- if you want to change tomorrow, then you must change your mode of actions TODAY

h00pa, LIB, Bradley, CA

10 sins: killing, theft, gossip/prostitution, irritability, lie, no irritating anyone, craving/greed, not helping others when you can, acknowledging the beauty in fellow animals/humans

godiisa, LIB, Bradley, CA

evolution- 5 sense organs, 5 motor organs, 5 subtle elements, 5 gross elements

feelnow, LIB, Bradley, CA

chittavirtti- modification of the mind

euphoria, LIB, Bradley, CA

Must remove memories to reach a higher state, limitations: ignorance, ego, thirst for possessions

divinity, LIB, Bradley, CA

cosmic order- when we do bad things (such as kill), we throw that off of balance

dance, LIB, Bradley, CA

karma- duty in life to be rewarded when you die

craylights, LIB, Bradley, CA

happiness is not a thing, but rather a state

bunnyfoofoo, LIB, Bradley, CA

suffering is a result of too much want

buddha, LIB, Bradley, CA

Published by Bry Ulrick

Photographer, poet, musician, lover of life

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