Tuning to Buddha

Last month, I was traveling across India filming a documentary with Anchal Project. Our team had a few days off during the Diwali holidays and decided to take a trip to Aurangabad, India. We had seen the pictures and read the tales, and we wanted to explore the innards and far-reaching depths inside the Ajanta and Ellora Caves.

My plan was to hike my newly acquired singing bowl into the meditation music rooms carved out by Buddhist monks in the 5th century. I forgot the aforementioned singing bowl in Jaipur. As luck would have it, I had purchased a violin from a street musician in Pushkar earlier in the trip. And as fate would have it, that is the instrument I would offer to the ancient monk souls.

I like to think I didn’t wake the dead that day. If anything, a new melody was born from ancient whispers…and possibly, ancient geese.

This is the second installment of a three-part series of very short films depicting David’s journeys through Indian caves. The first installment was published earlier this month and the final piece will appear in January 2014.

One Thought on “Tuning to Buddha

  1. mj on 12/29/13 at 1:17 am said:

    this is awesome

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