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Meditation of Prayer (Exposure: 2.0 sec at f / 3.5 Focal Length: 24 mm ISO: 1600)

Photographing circus training, the aesthetic of devotion falling along the silks, the beauty of moment whirling still. (Exposure: 1/80 sec at f / 4.0 Focal Length: 32 mm ISO: 2000)

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Orbstruck (Exposure: 1/160 sec at f / 3.2 Focal Length: 70 mm ISO: 200)

“Consider that you can see less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum and hear less than 1% of the acoustic spectrum. As you read this, you are traveling at 220 km/sec across the galaxy. 90% of the cells in your body carry their own microbial DNA and are not “you.” The atoms in your body are 99.9999999999999999% empty space and none of them are the ones you were born with, but they all originated in the belly of a star. Human beings have 46 chromosomes, 2 less than the common potato.

 The existence of the rainbow depends on the conical photoreceptors in your eyes; to animals without cones, the rainbow does not exist. So you don’t just look at a rainbow, you create it. This is pretty amazing, especially considering that all the beautiful colors you see represent less than 1% of the electromagnetic spectrum.” 

— We Originated in the Belly of a Star, NASA Lunar Science Institute, 2012.

The Search for "Stoke!" Dancing with Fukai Yuki Saiko 日本.m4v from Aaron Sababba Lebowitz on Vimeo.

The Life Cosmic Project is dedicated to the exploration, cultivation, and perpetuation of “Stoke!” as a virtue by which happiness is experienced and shared.

http://www.lifecosmic.com/

We are mountain people. Born in the alpine, our souls soar with the eagles and our hearts are clear and run with the purpose of cascading creeks. For us, the season of winter is a gift, blanketing everything anew like a canvas, which calls for an interaction with the slopes of the world.

In winter, snow is our purpose for existence. Like the bubbling stream, it is our source of water- our source of life. The health of our forests, and our happiness is intertwined with it. Driven by stories of the mythical "Deep Snow Awesomeness!" of Niseko Japan, The Life Cosmic Project went in search of the wonderful. What we discovered was a Fountain of Youth, our prayers were answered...endlessly.

This film is a prayer of what all will be received will be.

About the Flow Riders
Aaron Lebowitz created The Life Cosmic Project as a collective of mindful individuals focused on our relationship with the elements. His favorite medium is the snowboard, of which he explores an intimate connection with mountains. His lines are a conscious calligraphy upon the snow-covered slopes.
Lefteri Alexander (Alx) is a third generation photographer and teacher of consciousness through a multidisciplinary and dimensional lens, transcends the literal and allegorical, weaving spiritual exegesis into the practice of spiritus itself, the thread of the many garments into one.

We wish to thank Niseko United for the hospitality and plenty of fresh "Japow" for us to explore.
Thank you to Taro Tamai of Gentemstick Snowsurf Designs for sharing with us the consciousness of creating a life honoring our relationship with nature through the lens of snowboarding.
Special thanks to Sweetgrass Productions for inspiring our own dreams with their film Signatures 4 years ago.
Respect to the spirits of the snow, mountains, and forests of Japan. We hold you in reverence.

And to everyone we met along the way...We carry you in our hearts- Thank you.

We are mountain people. Born in the alpine, our souls soar with the eagles and our hearts are clear and run with the purpose of cascading creeks. For us, the season of winter is a gift, blanketing everything anew like a canvas, which calls for an interaction with the slopes of the world.

Driven by stories of the mythical “Deep Snow Awesomeness!” of Niseko Japan, The Life Cosmic Project went in search of the wonderful. What we discovered was a fountain of youth, a prayer answered endlessly.

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Its been a wild ride, the preparation that is. From conceptualization to creation, we’ve all been working hard fueled by inspiration. What began as a group of friends going on a trip has blossomed into a full blown project with a purpose. We’d like to thank all of our friends and families for their support in so many ways.
The Life Cosmic Crew

Its been a wild ride, the preparation that is. From conceptualization to creation, we’ve all been working hard fueled by inspiration. What began as a group of friends going on a trip has blossomed into a full blown project with a purpose. We’d like to thank all of our friends and families for their support in so many ways.

The Life Cosmic Crew

In the work with the work through the work, (Exposure: 1/30 sec at f / 3.2 Focal Length: 62 mm ISO: 800) as witness to the writings of my teacher through the teachings.

To see into our own seeing, to behold  is to be held. I,II & III (Exposure: 1/3200 sec at f / 2.8 Focal Length: 70 mm ISO: 200)

-L.A

Frozen Fire I (Exposure: 8 sec at f / 22 Focal Length: 70 mm ISO: 400)

Frozen Fire II & III (Exposure: 1/10 sec at f / 2.8 Focal Length: 70 mm ISO: 3200)

-L.A

The visual sound of raw devotion & the reward to witness the process. (Exposure: 8.0 sec at f / 18 Focal Length: 24 mm ISO: 1600) http://www.alexbien.com - #success

-L.A

Intense Visitation III “The Phoenix Arrives” (Exposure: 1/10 sec at f / 9.0 Focal Length: 45 mm ISO: 100)

Intense Visitation II “Black&Blue Rainbow” (Exposure: 1 sec at f / 22 Focal Length: 24 mm ISO: 100) 

Intense Visitation I ”Wonderlights”(Exposure: 1 sec at f / 22 Focal Length: 24 mm ISO: 100)

Within the mantra of OM, the asana practice is overexposed by a sound, teaching forever only light. (Exposure: 15 & 8 sec at f / 22 Focal Length: 24 mm ISO: 100) 

-L.A


HAFIZ - Written & Read by Jeff Bien - Filmed by LefteriAlexander

ONE BUDDHA IS NOT ENOUGH - Written & Read by Jeff Bien - Filmed by LefteriAlexander

Natural Earth Aura (Exposure: 0.4 sec at f / 2.0 Focal Length: 24 mm ISO: 3200)