In the 1970s, Joe and Guin Millers’ friend, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, called the couple’s “Songs to Live By,” the “first American mantras.” Here is a list of links to individual audio clips of some of these powerful compositions. These links to individual tracks will allow you to share specific songs with friends, for solace and inspiration, in e-mail and blog posts, and through social media We have also included the sheet music to each song. The entire cycle (in both performance recordings and sheet music) is available from the “Songs to Live By” section of this site’s Miller Archive. The recordings were made by Sarmad Ocampo, the sheet music was created by W. Blake Derby. We will add further notes and background as time goes by, and even add a few more tracks, but for now, just listen, enjoy and SHARE! — Blessings, SFTS Lodge
Here is the video recording of Richard Power’s presentation on “Cauldron Yoga, Gaian Poetics and the Way of the Future.” This talk was delivered at the Theosophical Society of San Francisco on 9/25/15. In this presentation, Richard shares some perspectives on the nature of true embodiment and the future of civilization. It is a talk about who and what we are, where we are and where we are going. His book version of “Cauldron Yoga, Gaian Poetics and the Way of the Future,” which will include extended commentary and fresh epiphanies, is to be released in softcover and electronic form this coming winter. — Blessings, SFTS Lodge
Charles Fariduddin Falk, a dear member of Joe and Guin’s informal circle of friends for many years, has graciously allowed the SFTS to digitize these five precious, rarely seen videos and offer them for free over the World Wide Web.
For those of you who were there, remember; for those of you who were not there, now you are! Enjoy.
Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche called the music of Joe and Guin Miller, the “first American mantras.” And indeed, these songs, composed by Guin, and performed by Joe and Guin, deliver a powerful message of spiritual awakening.
The following links give you access to audio files of Joe and Guin Miller in concert at the SFTS Lodge, produced by Sarmad Ocampo and a .pdf containing the sheet music for Songs to Live By, as transcribed by W. Blake Derby.
Songs To Live By, Part I
Songs To Live By, Part II
Songs To Live By — Sheet Music and Lyrics
[NOTE: This .pdf file is over 19 MB, it contains the sheet music for all but two of Joe and Guin’s songs. In coming months, we will also post the music and lyrics for each of the songs individually, in separate files, which may be more manageable for some.]
“Great Song: Life & Teachings of Joe Miller” provides a compendium of Joe’s talks, his own oral history of his early life and his commentary on the Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation, as well as a Preface by the brave and brilliant Coleman Barks, Great Song’s publisher.
Filmed by Charles Fariduddin Falk, April 22, 1992
Filmed by Charles Fariduddin Falk, April 19, 1992
Filmed by Charles Fariduddin Falk, November 17, 1991
Filmed by Charles Fariduddin Falk, March 18, 1991
Filmed Charles Fariduddin Falk, Jan. 1, 1991