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Maitreya sings with the top girls' choir in the world

posted 7 Apr 2019, 00:29 by Buddha Maitreya   [ updated 18 May 2019, 12:18 ]
I have just returned from a weeks stay at the Drakondale Girls Choir School in South Africa. The school has recently moved in to new larger premises surrounded by a campus of extensive lawns and large mature trees. The day after I arrived the girls choir held a special performance for me with a mini concert conducted by the Principal. I was absolutely honoured and believe them to be the best girls choir in the world for their age (between 12 to 16 years). Their voices are refined and so pure and clear. After the concert they asked me to sing so I accepted with a song called Siyahamba (We Are Marching In The Light of God). When I finished the song the girls round of applause was like a storm. The founder of the school Wendy Clark’s husband Jon who is a fine musician and has won the best popular song in the world “The Long Walk Is Over” about Nelson Mandela has recorded my singing of Siyahamba with the girls which you can hear.

I am now working on designing a Japanese Garden for the new premises which had been approved by the Principal and staff. They are keen to start building as soon as possible and although I will not be visiting until November they will be able to start the basic structure of the garden. Following the design I can monitor the progress online. Wendy commented we do not want a ‘made in South Africa Japanese Garden but the real one’.

We have planned a big event which will be a meditation day as well as a weekend meditation course during my next visit in November.

Just before leaving the school the term finished and the girls and staff went home for a two and a half week break. The school became empty and quiet. Whilst all be myself there I wrote this poem.......

All girls gone home
Gently rolling grass campus
Nobody - so quiet
Morning sun hits trees - illuminates the leaves - verdant green
Air crisp and clear - cool fresh breath
Sun rays pass through canopy - flickering light amongst the branches
Pure silence
Bird voice penetrates space - reaching blue sky
All so quiet- still
Just Be

Maitreya
19.2.19