Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Fashion, Costume, Culture... Alta Moda by Mario Testino... Culture Preservation...

Alta Moda by Mario Testino





In a departure from Mario Testino’s celebrated fashion work, the touring exhibition Alta Moda, which first opened at MATE – Museo Mario Testino in Lima in 2013, is the result of a five-year project that investigates both Peruvian traditions and the history of photography.



The exhibition showcases Testino’s portraits of Peruvians local to the mountainous region of Cusco, wearing festive attire. Peru’s traditional costumes appear to be as personal, handmade, exquisitely embroidered, conceived and dyed (and as rich in imagination) as the creations of the finest Haute Couture ateliers. “The vibrancy of the clothes expresses the intensity of spirit of the people who wear them,” Testino said. “I hope my images show how these traditions still exist in the present, at least for now.”



Testino frequently visited Cusco between 2007-2012 after discovering an archive of costumes that had been conserved at Filigranas Peruanas, one of Cusco’s largest dance associations. The photographs in Alta Moda draw inspiration from the work of Martin Chambi, one of the first indigenous Latin American photographers. Testino worked closely with the Archivo Fotógrafico Martín Chambi in Cusco to incorporate archival backdrops into his own work. “So much Peruvian history lives on in these clothes. I have become aware on my travels that when a country loses the connection between its history and its traditional dress, something truly precious is lost. Something we can easily take for granted.” – Mario Testino




Edited By C...C
Stockholm Sweden  July 2016

Monday, 18 July 2016

Health... Japanese Anti Aging Facial Massage...

Warning: if you have implant or microchip in your body, or certain artificial objects that is not part of yout natural body, i dont advice to perform this massage before consult your doctor.


This Japanese Facial Massage Will Make You Look 10 Years Younger in 2 Weeks! 

 
Many of us would like to look younger, or slow the aging process.
Skin care product manufacturers know this, which is why the market is flooded with anti-aging creams and moisturizers that are filled with harsh, cancer-causing chemicals. Luckily for those of us who are on a quest to defy aging without side effects, there are natural methods.





  One such method is known as the Tanaka Massage. It was invented by a 65-year-old Japanese woman named Yukuko Tanaka. The Tanaka Massage requires nothing more than your two hands. You can use coconut, olive or almond oil if you’d like to moisturize your skin at the same time.








How It Works: One of the ways the Tanaka Massage works is by facilitating proper lymph drainage. The motions of the massage also work to contour the skin and eliminate droopiness, sagging and wrinkling.




 The best part? It takes no more than 5 minutes, meaning you can easily fit this into your day. You can even do it at the office when you need to take a few minutes to de-stress.
Have a look at the video below to see how it’s done!




Part 1


Part 2


Part 3


Part 4




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Edited by : dumbanenguebyceleste
Stockholm, Sweden, July 016
Sources : David Wolfe

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Reading Altruism... Excerpt // Inspiration ... Culture Preservation Chapter VIII...


 From the Book Altruism 


Author Scientist and French Buddhist Monk Matthieu Ricard...
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First  they ignore you. Then  they laugh at you. Then  they fight you. Finally you win.
Authentic Altruism does not require that you suffer from helping others and does not lose its authenticity if it is accompanied by a feeling of profound satisfaction.

…. Sanjit “Bunker” Roy… relates  that at age  of twenty  as the son of good family educated in one  of the most  prestigious schools in india, he was destined for fine career. His mother already pictured him as doctor, an engineer, or an official in the world bank.
That year, in 1965, a terrible famine broke out  in province of Bihar, one of the  poorest states of india. Bunker, inspired by Jai Prakash Narayan, friend of Ghandi and a great Indian moral figure, decided to go with friends his age to see what was happening in villages most affected. He returned a few weeks later, transformed, and told his mother he wanted to go live in a village. After a period of worried silence, his mother asked him: “ And what are you going to do in a village? His Mother almost went into a coma “ Bunker says.The other members  of the family tried to reassure her, saying: “ Don´t worry, like all teenagers, he´s having his crisis of idealism.
After toiling there for a few weeks, he´ll soon become disillusioned and will  come home .“  But Bunker did not  come home, and remained for four decades in villages. For six years, he dug three hundred wells with a pneumatic drill in the countryside of Rajasthan. His Mother stopped talking to him for years. When he settled in village of Tilonia, the local authorities didn’t understand either: “ Are you running away from the police? “ Did you fail your exams? “No” .”Were you unable to get government job? “No”. Someone of his social standing and with  such high level of education was out place in poor village.





Bunker realised he could do more than dig wells. He observed that the men who had completed their studies left for the cities and contributed nothing whatsoever to helping their village.
Bunker was ignored for long time, then criticised by local authorities and international organisations, including the world bank. But he persevered and trained hundreds of illiterate grandmothers who supplied solar energy to almost a thousand villages in india and in  many other countries. His activity is now supported by Indian government and other organizations; it is cited as an example almost everywhere in the world, He has also come up with programs that use the ancestral know- how of farmer, specially ways to collect rainwater to fill tanks big enough to provide for the  yearly needs of the villagers. Before, women had was several hours
everyday to bring back heavy jars of often polluted water.







 In Rajasthan, he founded barefoot college, in which even  the teachers have no college degree but  share their experience based on years of practice. Everyone Lives very simply at the college, like Ghandi´s communities, and no and is paid more than 100 euros a month. He since reconciled with his family, who are now proud of him. So, For many years, what seemed to those close to bunker to be and insane sacrifice has constituted for him a success that has filled him with enthusiasm and satisfaction. Far from discouraging him, the difficulties he encountered on his way have only stimulated his intelligence, his compassion and his creative faculties. To this day, and for forty years, Bunker has led to fruition a multitude of remarkable projects in nearly sixty-seven countries.Whats more, his  entire being radiates the calm contentment of a meaningful life.
To teach Villagers  in a lively way, Bunker and his collaboration organise representations featuring large papier- mâché marionettes. As a sly wink to those who used to look down on him, these marionettes  are made from recycled reports of the World Bank. Bunker Quotes Gandhi : “First  they ignore you. Then  they laugh at you. Then  they fight you. Finally you win. “.


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Edit by Celeste Cambaza ... dumbanenguebyceleste 
excerpt from page 20, 21, 22. Stockholm Sweden  June 2016

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Ayurveda.. Health... Skin Care...

Throwback when i visited the school where i studied "traditional ayurvedic massage" and "shantala Indian baby massage", talking with my teacher,
i question him, on where i can find natural oils suppliers, for me  for massage. My teacher said, Celeste why you dont make your own line? i said to my teacher that´s great idea.
I keep in my mind, as time goes by, i find myself more as creative, i have project of build my clothing line so on  many other things, but i feel that i dont want been seen as that designer, i would like to have freedom on working in branding, where this season if i want i can drop skin care line, and for instance, other seasons drop clothing line, shoe line and acessories,  i find myself more in this way.
 so i have this idea boost by my teacher..
ayurvedic skin care line product, with essences of african herbs.

Until there, i selected here brands that are inspiring me a lot, everytime i buy goods in these stores,  i say to myself  "one day  Celeste Soon i will have something similar."
Until my skin care comes, those are brands i love to use, and i full recomend, Lush, BodyShop, Kung Markatta, Welleda...

Lush: Skin care Product






Kung Markatta : Coconout Oil Virgin Extract


Welleda : Arnica Oil Massage


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Edited by dumbanenguebyceleste... 
Stockholm Sweden 2016

Monday, 23 May 2016

Genuine Love...// Culture Preservation Chapter VII...

 
 
 
I will present here views that i personal have about love and in eastern philosophy Particularly Tibetan Buddhist Tradition, how love is seen...

 
"having feeling, is a wonderful gift,
regardless for what you feeling for, can be for someone or something. As human being is greatest lesson and opportunity to learn more about yourself. in this amazing school of life, opportunity to feel is not about obtain, is such happy unconditional, because the happyness doesnt come for what, i or you feel for, but is a mirror that show's, how you need to feed yourself, with great responsability for your own being.
be or not being accepted.
I keep as remembrance that's is about chance to do good, unconditionaly, with constantly observation in who i am as vehicle of love.




based in the awareness that, the answer is inside of you.
take look inside you and ask what you feeling.
make a question what this feeling brings me as mirror.
the answer will come.
example "Mirror" the person who you are in love, or the object that you want to obtain.
And again the question, what this feeling makes me wake up?
could be, happyness or self esteem.... more other.
while you start to get the answer.
might be those keys to start to work to yourself.
Because this are the food you need to feed in you soul body and spirit.
If is happyness, is chance to start to build a relation with yourself with happyness
if is self esteem, is a chance to start build with yourself, this self esteem, self approve, self love ...
 
so what you waiting for go on, go out there feel, it'' express it.
Author : Celeste Cambaza

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Love
 
 
The definition of love in Buddhism is: wanting others to be happy.
This love is unconditional and it requires a lot of courage and acceptance (including self-acceptance).
The "near enemy" of love, or a quality which appears similar, but is more an opposite is: conditional love (selfish love, see also the page on attachment). 
The opposite is wanting others to be unhappy: anger, hatred.
A result which one needs to avoid is: attachment.
 This definition means that 'love' in Buddhism refers to something quite different from the ordinary term of love which is usually about attachment, more or less successful relationships and sex; all of which are rarely without self-interest. Instead, in Buddhism it refers to de-tachment and the unselfish interest in others' welfare.
'Even offering three hundred bowls of food three times a day does not match the spiritual merit gained in one moment of love.'  Nagarjuna



"If there is love, there is hope that one may have real families, real brotherhood, real equanimity, real peace. If the love within your mind is lost and you see other beings as enemies, then no matter how much knowledge or education or material comfort you have, only suffering and confusion will ensue" His Holiness the Dalai Lama from 'The little book of Buddhism'



Attachment and love are similar in that both of them draw us to the other person. But in fact, these two emotions are quite different. When we’re attached we’re drawn to someone because he or she meets our needs. In addition, there are lots of strings attached to our affection that we may or may not realize are there. For example, I “love” you because you make me feel good. I “love” you as long as you do things that I approve of. I “love” you because you’re mine. You’re my spouse or my child or my parent or my friend. With attachment, we go up and down like a yo-yo, depending on how the other person treats us. We obsess, “What do they think of me? Do they love me? Have I offended them? How can I become what they want me to be so that they love me even more?” It’s not very peaceful, is it? We’re definitely stirred up. On the other hand, the love we’re generating on the Dharma path is unconditional. We simply want other to have happiness and the causes of happiness without any strings attached, without any expectations of what these people will do for us or how good they’ll make us feel. 

Don’t Believe Everything You Think: Living with Wisdom and Compassion, by Thubten Chodron.
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edited by Celeste... dumbanenguebyceleste...

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Art... Sergio Jeremias Langa aka " Circle" Exhibition in Maputo... 24-04- 016




Artist from Mozambique Sergio Jeremias Langa with nickname "Circle" is going to have his solo exhibition from 24 of may 2016 until June 04 of 2016 in maputo Mozambique.
The exhibition title is "semblants".
is painted the most with watercolor, the paintings are in most leading figures represented in various areas, (Politics, academia, sports, literature, film, music: visual and communication arts) that, somehow, good or bad, marked Mozambique. Full recommend to check him
the venue is : Mediateca BCI ... Contact for  media :  (tv/ radio and Journal): 0025882 8930920
Public contact: +258 84 0123360 // mail : circlemz2@yahoo.com

Take  look some of his artworks





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Edited by Celeste ... dumbanenguebyceleste 05-016



"Unmistaken Child"... The theory of Reincarnation // Culture Preservation Chapter VI...


The theory of Reincarnation according Tibetan Buddhism Philosphy and Culture 
 both in and outside Tibet, all those who follow the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, and everyone who has a connection to Tibet and Tibetans: due to the foresight of our ancient kings, ministers and scholar-adepts, the complete teaching of the Buddha, comprising the scriptural and experiential teachings of the Three Vehicles and the Four Sets of Tantra and their related subjects and disciplines flourished widely in the Land of Snow. Tibet has served as a source of Buddhist and related cultural traditions for the world. In particular, it has contributed significantly to the happiness of countless beings in Asia, including those in China, Tibet and Mongolia.

 In the course of upholding the Buddhist tradition in Tibet, we evolved a unique Tibetan tradition of recognizing the reincarnations of scholar-adepts that has been of immense help to both the Dharma and sentient beings, particularly to the monastic community.

  see more --> dalailama.com ...   reincarnation.


In Continent of africa in many natives beliefs the theory of reincarnation exist, although, i still need to do lots of research on find similarities on how we match between african philosophical view and in so highly advanced knowledge eastern philosophy particularly Tibetan Buddhist Tradition. In this chapter 7 of my culture preservation project on reincarnation, i share this documentary  film that can been seen in two parts parts by click links of the photos. More about the film Unmistaken Child  read the  caption bellow the photos.. note of editor..

 
Tenzin Zopa




http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xolas5_unmistaken-child-part-2_travel 





About... Documentary Film...

Unmistaken Child is a 2008 independent documentary film, which follows a Tibetan Buddhist monk's search for the reincarnation of his beloved teacher, the world-renowned lama (master teacher) Geshe Lama Konchog. The filming, which began in October 2001, spans a time frame of five and a half years. It follows the deceased lama's closest disciple — a modest young monk named Tenzin Zopa, who speaks English well — as he seeks to find the child who is his master's reincarnation. Because Tenzin is only a humble monk, he questions his ability to accurately find and recognize the reincarnation of an enlightened master. He is daunted by the difficulty of the task, for which he alone seems responsible. Following a combination of prayer, intuition, and various forms of divination, Tenzin travels to the tiny villages of the remote Tsum Valley on the Nepal–Tibet border, and checks many families and many children. He seeks to find a young boy of the right age who responds emotionally to one of his former master's possessions. Still many questions would remain, and many tests and trials must be met before the existence of a Rinpoche — a reincarnated Tibetan master — could be confirmed. And even beyond the question of the confirmation of a reincarnation is the emotional toll involved in removing a small child from his loving parents and familiar village. The film was created, directed, and written by Israeli filmmaker Nati Baratz. He and his wife had attended a lecture given by Tenzin Zopa, who at the end asked everyone to pray for the location of the reincarnation of Geshe Lama Konchog, his recently deceased teacher. "Tenzin really touched me in a profound way,” says Baratz. “He has a huge heart, and he’s very smart. And when I heard that he’s looking for the reincarnation of his master, I thought this is a movie I must make.  Unmistaken Child was first screened at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2008. Festival screenings in Berlin, San Francisco, and other festivals around the world followed. The film opened in limited theatrical release in the U.S. in June 2009, and subsequently in limited theatrical release around the world. Unmistaken Child was selected for and aired on the award-winning PBS series Independent Lens in April 2010. Oscilloscope Laboratories published the film on DVD.

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edit by Celeste ... dumbanenguebyceleste...Stockholm Sweden 05/2016