Spirit Grooves (general)

Edited and produced by Michael Erlewine, Matrix Magazine comprises a running account of astrological computerization from 1977 onward with contributions from many well-known astrologers.

Direct download: Matrix_Magazine_1978-1982.pdf
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Phyllis Anne Carey Letters

Direct download: Phyllis_Anne_Carey.pdf
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Family Art

Direct download: MICHAEL_Attic_Images.pdf
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From the 1960s, symbol posters by Michael Erlewine, made just for fun, the beauty of it. There are large and can be removed from the PDF and printed at Staples.

Direct download: MICHAEL_SYMBOLS.pdf
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Use Adobe Acrobat. Export all the images and then expand each one as far as you can and save that. Staples can print you out one.

Direct download: MICHAEL_POSTERS_PRINT_COMPACT.pdf
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Send me BY EMAIL PLEASE (Michael@Erlewine.net) which POSTERS by number (right bottom of each page) along with your name and address. Choose whichever ones and as many as you would like and we will have to see how far each goes.

Direct download: MICHAEL_POSTERS.pdf
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Send me BY EMAIL PLEASE (Michael@Erlewine.net) which drawings by number (right bottom of each page) along with your name and address. Choose whichever ones and as many as you would like and we will have to see how far each goes.

Direct download: MICHAEL_Contour_Drawings.pdf
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Send me BY EMAIL PLEASE (Michael@Erlewine.net) which batiks by number (right bottom of each page) along with your name and address. Choose whicherer ones and as many as you would like and we will have to see how far each goes.

Direct download: GRANDMAS_BATIKS.pdf
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This is the complete sadhana for the Karma Kagyu Nyungne Sadhana (283 pages) in Tibetan pecha format. Designe by Sange Wangchuk and Heart Center KTC (directors Michael and Margaret Erlewine.)  Michael@Erlewine.net

Direct download: Nyungne_FIN.pdf
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The complete Ngondro sadhana as designed by Heart Center KTC/KKSG, directors Michael & Margaret Erlewine, contact Michael@Erlewine.net.

Direct download: The_Ngondro_Sadhana.pdf
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This is the complete sadhana of Karma Pakshi, with short feast as produced by the Heart Center KTC in Big Rapids, Michigan.

Direct download: Karma_Pakshi_FIN2.pdf
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Blogs for 2020 from Spirit Grooves by Michael Erleiwne. This is book #4.

Direct download: 2020-BOOK_4-2.pdf
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The Prime Movers Blues Band, 1967, in Clints Club in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with Michael Erlewine (vocals and harmonica), Dan Erlewine (lead guitar), Robert Sheff (keyboards), Ilene Silverman (bass,) and JC Crawford (drums).

Direct download: CD_Track_1_Endless_Blues.mp3
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Part of a tune from the Prime Movers Blues Band, the opening verses and harmonica solo by Michael Erlewine.

The Prime Movers Blues Band, 1967, in Clints Club in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with Michael Erlewine (vocals and harmonica), Dan Erlewine (lead guitar), Robert Sheff (keyboards), Ilene Silverman (bass,) and JC Crawford (drums).

Direct download: Yonders_Wallwav_ME_VOCAL01.mp3
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The Prime Movers Blues Band, 1967, in Clints Club in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with Michael Erlewine (vocals and harmonica), Dan Erlewine (lead guitar), Robert Sheff (keyboards), Ilene Silverman (bass,) and JC Crawford (drums).

Direct download: Yonders_Wall_Robert.mp3
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Here is a sample of the kind of music that Robert Sheff (aka "Blue" Gene Tyranny" composed.

Direct download: Sheff_Instr.mp3
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The Prime Movers Blues Band, 1967, in Clints Club in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with Michael Erlewine (vocals and harmonica), Dan Erlewine (lead guitar), Robert Sheff (keyboards), Ilene Silverman (bass,) and JC Crawford (drums).

Direct download: Endless_Blues_Michael_Solo_MP3_01.mp3
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The Prime Movers Blues Band, 1967, in Clints Club in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with Michael Erlewine (vocals and harmonica), Dan Erlewine (lead guitar), Robert Sheff (keyboards), Ilene Silverman (bass,) and JC Crawford (drums).

Direct download: Endless_Blues_Robert_MP3_02.mp3
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The Prime Movers Blues Band, 1967, in Clints Club in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with Michael Erlewine (vocals and harmonica), Dan Erlewine (lead guitar), Robert Sheff (keyboards), Ilene Silverman (bass,) and JC Crawford (drums).

Direct download: Endless_Blues_Dan_MP3_01.mp3
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Prime Movers Blues Band (1967) in Clint's Club in Ann Arbor, Michigan

 

Michael Erlewine (harmonica and vocals), Dan Erlewine (lead guitar), Robert Sheff (keyboards),, Ilene Silverman (bass), JC Crawford (drums).

Direct download: CD_Track_7._Orange_Driverwav.mp3
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Prime Movers Blues Band, 1967, Michael Erlewine (harmonica and vocals), Dan Erlewine (lead guitar), Robert Sheff (keyboards), Ilene Silverman (bass), JC Crawford (drums)

Direct download: CD_Track_4_Yonders_Wallwav.mp3
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This is for review only, as the footnotes are not finished.

Direct download: Children_of_the_Light_NOTES_V2.pdf
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Direct download: Cosmic_Cybernetics.pdf
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Accurate lunar ephemeris for EST (Eastern Standard Time) from 1900-01-10 to 2054-01-10, showing Lunar Day (Tithies 1-3), Weekday, Date, EST, KM (Tsurphu Calendar), DM (Gelugpa Calendar), Eclipse, K (Losar Tsurphu), D (Losar Gelugpa), TF (combined Tidal Force). 

Direct download: LunarCalendar_Ephemeris.pdf
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Fairly large images of the dharma lineage of the Karma Kagyu, starting witn Vajradhara up toe the 17th Karmapa, Orgen Trinley Dorje.

Direct download: Karma_Kagyu_Golden_Rosary.pdf
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This is an illustrate PDF on how to cook delicious tempeh.

Direct download: TEMPEH_PDF.pdf
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Here are a series of articles on Ann Arbor, Michigan culture in the late 1950s and 1960s. It mostly some history of the time from my view and experience. I could add more to them, but I’m getting older by the day and I feel it is better to get something out there for those few who want to get a sense of Ann Arbor back in those times.

I have edited them, but only roughly, so what you read is what you get. I hope there are some out there who can remember these times too. As for those of were not there, here is a taste as to what Ann Arbor was like back then.

Direct download: Ann_Arbor_iSixties_Scene_V6.pdf
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Here are the links to free books, articles, videos, photos, music, etc. of Michael Erlewine.

Direct download: Links_to_Michael_Erlewine-V2.pdf
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Here are the the eight-four mahasiddans pronounced clearly by Lam Karma from KTD, Karma Triyana Dharmachakra. These are the Tibetan-style pronounciation and are meant to go along with the free illustrate pecha (sadhana) which are available here:

http://spiritgrooves.net/pdf/e-books/Mahasiddhas%20Practice.pdf

Direct download: 84_Mahaiddhas_MP3.mp3
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Here are the names of the Kagyu lineage masters (the Golden Garland) as recited by Lama Karma from KTD Monastery in upstate New York.

Direct download: Golden_Lineage_Masters.mp3
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84 Mahasiddhas Practice

This is a little pecha-format .PDF file that can be looked at either on your computer or… what I did…

Was to take it to Staples and had them print it out in color, back to back. What you want is:

Copy 1 to 2 (back to back)

Legal Size 60lb paper (have to reduce from 11x17 pehaps)

Each legal-size sheet has two pages of pecha. The top page of each, fits the bottom page of the next two, and so on.

It makes a lovely pecha, but note: I don’t own or have rights to the images, so these should only be used by those who went to the empowerment or in our close community of retreatants and advanced students. “Advanced” here means they won’t distribute it to anyone else without a good reason.

Drawings based on the Abhayadatta System, by Jonang Taranata (1575-1635), murals in the Ganden Puntsogling Monastery in Tibet.

 

Direct download: Mahasiddhas_Practice.pdf
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This is a brief history (in pictures) of the lineage of the Mahamudra tradition for students of the Ven. Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche at KTD (Karma Triyana Dharmachakra) monastery. It can be useful for those doing Guru Yoga. 

 

This is a version that is designed to be printed out in rectangular pecha format -- Two sided. There are six sections, each with two pages. To print correctly, the first two images are printed as shown, straight up. The 3rd and 4th have to be printed upside down on the back of the first two pages.

The next two pages (5th and 6th) are printed as shown (straight up), and the 7th and 8th are printed upside-down on the back side of pages 5 & 6.

 

Then, pages 9 & 10 are printed as shown, with the final two pages 11 and 12 printed upside-down on the back of pages 9 + 10.

If you study the flow of the lineage, you will see how this is put together. Take it two your local Staples and they can do it.  

Direct download: Lineage_Corrected__Copier_V3.pdf
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This is a brief history (in pictures) of the lineage of the Mahamudra tradition for students of the Ven. Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche at KTD (Karma Triyana Dharmachakra) monastery. It can be useful for those doing Guru Yoga. 

Direct download: Lineage_NON-PRINTING_SCREEN.pdf
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http://www.visuals.co.uk/visualsblog/prores-raw-alister-chapman/

 

These are the slides that go with this seminal webinar on ProRes RAW by Alister Chapman.

Direct download: Chapman_ProRes.pdf
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This is a brief history of some of my work, created asa kind of resume in 2008. Just want it on record.

Direct download: MichaelResume.pdf
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UAC Program

Direct download: 18UAC_Program_C12.pdf
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This prayer is called “The Verses of the Eight Auspicious Ones” is commonly known as the “Tashi Prayer.” It is a bit long and frequently recited before undertaking any task or trip. It has a lot of hard-to-pronounce names in it that are part of the lineage, so it’s a bit of tough sledding until you get to know it. Some of you might like to have it, so here it is in a printing version (2-sided).

Direct download: Eight_Auspicious_Ones_PRINTER.pdf
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This prayer is called “The Verses of the Eight Auspicious Ones” is commonly known as the “Tashi Prayer.” It is a bit long and frequently recited before undertaking any task or trip. It has a lot of hard-to-pronounce names in it that are part of the lineage, so it’s a bit of tough sledding until you get to know it. Some of you might like to have it. This is the Laptop Version

Direct download: Eight_Auspicious_Ones_LAPTOP.pdf
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This is a common prayer as used by the Karma Kagyu Lineage. This version is 2-sided, printable, and in rectangular pecha format.

Direct download: The_Four_THoughts_PRINT.pdf
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This is a common prayer as used by the Karma Kagyu Lineage. This version is 2-sided, in rectangular pecha format forlaptop use.

Direct download: The_Four_THoughts_Laptop.pdf
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This is a common prayer as used by the Karma Kagyu Lineage. This version is 2-sided, printable, and in rectangular pecha format.

Direct download: Refuge_and_Bodhicitta_PRINT.pdf
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This is a common prayer as used by the Karma Kagyu Lineage. This version is in rectangular pecha format for laptops.

Direct download: Refuge_and_Bodhicitta_LAPTOP.pdf
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This is a common prayer as used by the Karma Kagyu Lineage. This version is 2-sided, printable, and in rectangular pecha format.

Direct download: Four_Immeasurables_PRINT.pdf
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This is a common prayer as used by the Karma Kagyu Lineage. This version is  in rectangular pecha format for use on laptops.

Direct download: Four_Immeasurables_LAPTOP.pdf
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This is a common dedication prayer as used by the Karma Kagyu Lineage. This version is 2-sided, printable, and in rectangular pecha format.

Direct download: Dedication_of_Merit_PRINT.pdf
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This is a dedication prayer in both English and Tibetan-Transliteration that is common in the Karma Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism THe prayer is in pecha format.

Direct download: Dedication_of_Merit_LAPTOP.pdf
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Here is the Mahamudra Lineage Prayer in PDF format for laptop use, i.e. for viewing on a laptop page by page.

The translation comes from several sources and is pieced together to give (IMO) the best meaning.

Direct download: Lineage_Prayer_LAPTOP.pdf
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Here are several prayers used in the Karma Kagyu Lineage daily. This is a PDF that will print on any 8.5x11 paper, but it prints double-sided, so if your printer will not do double-sided, take it to Staples and they can do it for you.

 

INCLUDES:

The Four Thoughts That Turn the Mind to the DHarma

The Four Immeasurables 

Refuge and Bodhicitta

Direct download: Four_Thoughts_and_More_FIN.pdf
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Here is the Mahamudra Lineage Prayer in PDF format that will print out on any 8.5x11 Paper in Tibetan pecha format. This IS double-sided, so if your printer does not do double-sided, take it to Staples and they will do this. 

The translation comes from several sources and is pieced together to give (IMO) the best meaning.

Direct download: Lineage_Prayer_PRINT_V.pdf
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Schneider Digitar Lenses

Direct download: DigitarSchneider_Lenses.pdf
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Nikon Close-up Equipment Brochure

Direct download: Nikon_close-up_equipment.pdf
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NIkon Brochure for Large Format Lenses

Direct download: Nikkor_LargeFormatLenses.pdf
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B&H Brochure on Large Format Lenses

Direct download: B-H_Large_Format_Lenses.pdf
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Nikon Brochure for APO El Nikkor Lenses

Direct download: Apo-EL-Nikkor_1.pdf
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Schneider Brochure on the Mcro Varon Lenses

Direct download: en-Schneider-Kreuznach-Macro-Varon-precision-lenses-OSKR6-201311.pdf
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Nikon's brochure on their APO El Nikkor Lenses, some of the finest highly corrected lenses for close-up and enlargers.

Direct download: Apo-EL-Nikkor_2.pdf
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This is a visual tour of the Heart Center Studio, built and designed by Michael Erlewine. 

Direct download: Heart_Center_Studio-2_PDF.pdf
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Here is one of the Nikon brochures for their industrial scanning lenses, called "Printing Nikkors."

Direct download: Printing-Nikkor.pdf
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This is a brief, illustrated by graphs article on the Nikon lenses know best as the Printing Nikkors. They were originally used to scan and copy color films and movies in the highest definition. The major five Printing Nikkors are discussed along with graphs as to how they result.

Direct download: The_Printing_Nikkors_Compared.pdf
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The dharma and astrology blogs of Michael Erlewine for 2018, Winter, 163 Pages, 63 articles.

Direct download: Blogs_2018_Winter_Part-1.pdf
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Travelling to Samye Monastery, Tibets oldest monastery and climpling the Chim-Puk, the Guru Rinpoche cave.

Direct download: Samye_Monastery_and_Chim-Puk.pdf
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The story of our climb to Crystal Cave (SHel-Drak) in Tibet in 1997, said to be the first meditation cave for Guru Rinpoche.

Direct download: Guru_Rinpoche_Cave.pdf
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A look at diet and exercise for those with health conditions or who are aging, like me.

Direct download: STAYING_ALIVE_PDF.pdf
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Michael Erlewine explains how he approached various addictions, including caffeine, alcohol, sugar, drugs, cigarettes, overeating, and meat.

Direct download: The_Loss_of_Substance_V-3.pdf
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This is a short essay on what is needed for my work in close-up photography. Many free e-books are available at this linke:

 

http://spiritgrooves.net/e-Books.aspx#Photography

Direct download: Test_Results_for_a_Few_Close_V2.pdf
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An update of the original book on closeup and macro lenses done in 2014. This has many more essays and more lenses, as well.

 

239 pages, many illustrations.

Direct download: NEW_LENS_BOOK_V5.pdf
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A series of 37 blogs (145 pages) on dharma by Michael Erlewine

Direct download: Blogs_2017_FALL_4thQ_Part_1_V2.pdf
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A radical new way to look a chart using full-phase aspects.

Direct download: FullPhase_Aspects.pdf
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The author’s personal experience with Mahamudra training and experience over 30 years working with an authentic Tibetan lama.

 

Michael Erlewine is an Internet pioneer and well-known archivist of popular culture, founding the largest music database in the world (AllMusic.com), one of the two largest film databases (AllMovie.com), the largest Rock n’ Roll concert poster database (ClassicPosters.com), and many others.

 

Erlewine has studied Buddhism since the 1950s, and practiced it for over 40 years, and is director of the Heart Center for meditation instruction since the 1980s. Trained in the Karma Kagyu system of Tibetan Buddhism, Erlewine has practiced Mahamudra Meditation for 29 years under the guidance of Karma Kagyu Teachers.

Direct download: MAHAMUDRA_BOOK_V3.pdf
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Dharma Blogs 2017 Spring with Michael Erlewine, 203 pages and 74 articles

Direct download: Blogs_2017_Spring.pdf
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A series or blogs and articles on dharma, dharma training, music, astrology, and photography by Michael Erlewine.

Direct download: Blogs_2015_Winter.pdf
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A series of 52 articles (258 pages) on dharma, dharma training, and other topics in 6x9" format.

Direct download: Blogs_2015_Spring.pdf
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This is a series of 52 short articles on dharma, dharma training, and other topics by author Michael Erlewine.

Direct download: Blogs_2015_Summer.pdf
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A collection of dharma, dharma practice, music, and astrology blogs from the autumn of 2015 in easy-to-read 6x9" fromat for laptops and iPads..

Direct download: Blogs_2015_FALL.pdf
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A collection of blogs on dharma practice, music, and photography by Michael Erlewine

Direct download: Blogs_2016_WINTER.pdf
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A collection of blogs on dharma and dharma practice by Michael Erlewine given in the Spirng of 2016

Direct download: Blogs_2016_SPRING.pdf
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A collection of blogs on the dharma (and some other topics) by Michael Erlewine for the Summer of 2016

Direct download: Blogs_2016_SUMMER.pdf
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The collected series of blogs for the Fall of 2016 by Michael Erlewine as posted on Facebook and Google+.

Direct download: Blogs_2016_4Q_V2.pdf
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This is a series of blogs on dharma topics and related subject during the Winter of 2017 by Michael Erlewine.

Direct download: BLOGS_2017_1Q-V2.pdf
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This is a talk about liberation through seeing, and the message here is meant to be a catalyst, rather than to make any particular point or answer. It is about liberation through whatever we do in life, like: what we do each day. I’m not saying this approach is for everyone, but I am saying that it may be useful for some of you. In particular, those who struggle with practicing dharma too formally and are having trouble with enthusiasm.

Direct download: THONGDROL_--_LIBERATION_THROUGH_SEEING.pdf
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This is intended for meditators who are having difficult learning the standard way, and presents an alternative approach, in this case, using photography

Direct download: PHOTOGRAPHY_AS_MEDITATION.pdf
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May Erlewine and Seth Bernard perform at the Wealthy Theater in Grand Rapids, Michigan as photographed by Michael Erlewine. Performance: May 21, 2010.

Direct download: WealthyTheaterRX.pdf
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588 pages, 429 illustrations, paperback, available on Amazon.com

This second volume in the "How to Use Astrology" contains more advanced material and supplementary materials include full-phase aspects, in-depth cycle analysis, including the Saturn cycle, Saturn to the angles, large chart patterns. Also, how to set up an astrological business, perform astrological readings, and much more. Advanced views of the lunation cycle and the retrograde phenomenon are also covered. 588 pages, 429 illustrations.
Location: Big Rapids, MI
 
Direct download: How-to-Learn-Astrology_PartI-II_Advanced.pdf
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I am working on a series of small books that show what various close-up (ones I use) lenses do at each of the main apertures. This may not be useful to anyone, in which case ignore it. But for those trying to decide where to put their money in lenses, it could be a help. This first booklet includes lenses I have talked about often. Following soon are a whole bunch of enlarger-style barrel lenses, some that are remarkable and cost relatively very little.

[P.S. Make sure your browser can open the PDF. You may have to install a reader. Google Chrome has changed some things in this regard.]

 

El Nikkor 63mm f/2.8

Schneider APO Digitar Componon-S f/4

Schneider APO-Rodagon 90mm f/4

Schneider 120mm Digitar-N f/4.5

Schneider 120mm Digitar-M Macro  f/5.6

Carl Zeiss 74mm S-Planar Macro f/8 to f/64

Direct download: DSLR_Close-Up_Volume_Two_v3.pdf
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This is Volume One of a short series that offers images at various apertures for a group of very fine lenses for close-up work. These are large images, so you can see what happens at each of the various apertures for some special lenses.

Direct download: DSLR_Close-Up.pdf
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Here is a description of our studio here in Big Rapids, Michigan

 

 

Direct download: Heart_Center_Studio_PDF.pdf
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How fortunate to have come across someone like Khenpo Rinpoche in the sea of life in which I found myself, although it was anything but an accident. In fact, believe it or not, Rinpoche first came to us in a dream. Here is the story:

Direct download: MEETING_KHENPO_KARTHAR_RINPOCHE.pdf
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A selection of 29 dharma articles by Michael Erlewine, with an emphasis on the concept of Karma and how it relates to the Eighth Consciousness (Alayavijnana) or Storehouse Consciousness.

Direct download: Karma_Blogs_V1.pdf
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IN YOU ARE INTERESTED

BROWSE THE BROCHURE

(1) SEND ME AN EMAIL
(2) I WILL SEND YOU MY PHONE
(3) WE TALK
(4) YOU VISIT THE STUIO

 

Direct download: Studio_PDF.pdf
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This is one of those topics that get me running in circles. What are my best options, taking a traditional single-shot photo or stacking an image? And if I stack, should it be many or just a few layers. I thought it interesting to go over some of the options. 

Direct download: Small_Worlds_Stacking.pdf
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A selection of dharma blogs and stories from 2015 by Michael Erlewine  on various topics, including Yidams, Terma, Khenpo Gangshar, Rebirth, Lunar Cycle, Impermanence, Vipassana, Karma, Shines, Gaps… fifty articles in all

Direct download: 2016_Blogs_Book.pdf
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When KTD Monastery (Karma Triyana Dharmachakra) was being built, they did not have the ability to do mail order business. KTD members Michael & Margaret Erlewine, along with translator Ngodup Burkhar and calligrapher/ artist Sange Wangchuk and his wife Tseten built a complete dharma goods business run out of the Heart Center KTC dharma center in Big Rapids, Michigan. It was called KTD Dharma Goods, and it ran for many years until KTD was able to take it back in-house. Here is their original catalog.

Direct download: KTD_Dharma_Goods_V2.pdf
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Here are the covers of some of the our publication “Astro*Talk,” a periodical newsletter that reached out to something like 14,000 readers every so often as part of my company Matrix Astrological Software, a company still going strong today, although no longer under my direction. I thought some of you astrology buffs might like to wander through the past a bit. I am amazed that I published these in linen stock and in full-color and sent it through the mail. I know it that it cost a small fortune. Somewhere in the 1990s it became too expensive to do. Design credits to Michael Erlewine, Tom Erlewine, and Martin Machnowski 

Direct download: AstroTalk_Magazine_FIN.pdf
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Back in the 1980s, the fledgling computer software company Matrix Software, the home of the first astrology software to all comers, Matrix had a weekly dinner every Firday night. Here are some of the menus from that time, just for fun.

Direct download: Matrix_Menu_PDFV2.pdf
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Sacred Images: The Dharma Art of Sange Wangchug, 

Volume 3: Detailed artwork for creating Tibetan-style Pecha Sadhanas

Direct download: Dharma_Pecha_Images.pdf
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These images were hand-drawn by Sange Wangchug for Sacred Dharma use, and to be shared only with those who will treat  them with respect. This, the second volume is more decorative. The first volume contains the deity images. Please enjoy, but read the stipulations 

Direct download: Word_Images_Dharma_ART.pdf
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These images were hand-drawn by Sange Wangchug for Sacred Dharma use, and to be shared only with those who will treat  them with respect and not alter them.

Direct download: Sacred_Images_of_Sange_Wangchug_FIN_V3.pdf
Category:general -- posted at: 3:09am EDT

The “Four Thoughts That Turn the Mind Toward the Dhama,” also called the Common Preliminaries and the Four Reversals are considered by many as the place to begin understanding, learning, and practicing the Dharma. Not some scholarly doctrine or list of imperatives, the Four Thoughts are already familiar to most people as part of their deepest inner sense of reality.

Direct download: The_Four_Thoughts_Book-2.pdf
Category:general -- posted at: 9:40am EDT

A series of easy-to-read and understand articles on how get started practicing dharma, where and how to begin.

Michael Erlewine has studied Buddhism since the 1950s, and practiced it for last forty years, running the Heart Center for meditation instruction since the 1980s. Trained in the Karma Kagyu system of Tibetan Buddhism, Erlewine has worked practiced Mahmudra Meditation for  27 years under the guidance of Karma Kagyu teachers.

Direct download: Beginning_Dharma_Practice.pdf
Category:general -- posted at: 9:39am EDT

Here are a series of nineteen articles written in 2015 by Michael Erlewine, all focused on Tibetan Buddhist mind-training methods, and geared for the beginning and intermediate practitioner. They are easy to read and understand and are based on hands-on practical experience rather than abstract theory.

Direct download: Selected_Artiicles__BOOK-2.pdf
Category:general -- posted at: 9:35am EDT

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