“I left something special that my eyes were looking to find, a vision of truth, a mountain to be forever found upon the essence. I went inside to witness the allotrope of way, the great red road of devotion upon the snow white fantasia. Allowing my breath to inform the movement, all moments became bound by a solitary ride, a soul commitment, a promise to an energy arising, to feel the pulse of nature and know how to come alive from within it.”—-L.A
Take GENTEMSTICK with you whenever and wherever you go snowboarding. Try it on any terrain – any kind of snow. Whenever you sense danger, take cover behind a tree and listen to the nature; the sun, the moon, the rocks, or the trees. They will all guide you to the right path. Follow their silent voices and slowly and gracefully draw your curves on the snow. You will experience the supreme bliss in the spray of snow glittering in the sunshine. Take time to converse with the birds and the wild animals. They might lead you to their very special secret spots. Please treasure your GENTEMSTICK, it contains the souls of precious trees that are dwindling from this planet. Before you first ride it, wax it, sharpen the edges, and infuse your own soul to give it Life. Your GENTEMSTICK shall then be ready for its journey as a snowboard.
Use the board as much as you can, and never waste it just as an interior decoration. Leave your tracks anywhere you find snow on Earth. Unite yourself with the slopes, relax and draw your lines as you wish to. Take a photo and send it to us. Share your moment of joy with the world. GENTEMSTICK is a device to help recall your innate instinct and let you unite with the nature. When snowsurfing, you are putting yourself in an enviroment away from daily life and ruled by the laws of nature. Learn about the mountains and its climate, stay humble and be conscious of your own limits. Winter mountains can be very hazardous. Avalanches and sudden weather changes are just one aspect. Be reasonable, be safe and enjoy your ride.
“Patriarchs sit at supper with sons and grandsons and great-grandsons around them, In walls of adobie, in canvas tents, rest hunters and trappers after their day’s sport, The city sleeps and the country sleeps, The living sleep for their time, the dead sleep for their time, The old husband sleeps by his wife and the young husband sleeps by his wife; And these tend inward to me, and I tend outward to them, And such as it is to be of these more or less I am, And of these one and all I weave the song of myself.”—Song of Myself BY WALT WHITMAN
Jeff Bien is an internationally acclaimed poet and musician, and spiritual practitioner. His work has been published, and translated in more than thirty countries.
He has spent a lifetime of study and practice, and is fluent in a myriad of traditions, as well as formal academic study of both exoteric and esoteric teaching, that bridge the mystical traditions of East and West.
He is presently completing a book, “Songs of Non-Separation”, a compendium of teachings, interpretations, and exegesis that transcends the literal and allegorical, weaving the thread of the many garments into one.
"A Taste of Creation" and "Songs of Forgiveness and Prayer" his newest CDs, bring together poems, song and music born of a lifelong adherence to an evolving spiritual practice.
Widely regarded as a charismatic and compelling voice, he has recently begun to release a series of spiritual talks, and excerpts from his forthcoming books, which adds synthesis to both a personalized conversation with a young seeker, as well as more formal views of spirituality and religion, including the secular sacred.
True to Blake’s epigrammatic, `excess is the road to wisdom’, Bien’s own incendiary journey birthed the road to awakedness. His work is visionary in scope, and is reflected both in the written word, his music and the spiritus of explicit practice itself, integrating a trinity of meditation practice that includes; Buddhism, Sufism, and Samadhi yoga, with elements of the Kabala, and unique breath and body movements borne of a nascent study of pranayama and martial arts.
His teaching work emphasizes the heart practice of Buddha mind, and Christ consciousness; a lineage of Love, as an in-gathering of the many traditions, birthing non-separation. It is this that distinguishes him from so many, in both the new age, and classical spiritual canon.