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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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“In Search of Dragons

We had tickets to the unknownwhere exactly didn’t matteronly that we were going with bags packedso full the zippers barely closedwith enough equipment to bravean Arctic expeditionin search of dragons
Upon the vesseltime warped an endlessnight and we held each otherto avoid particle drift across the vast ocean
From one came twoand then from two came fourthe golden ratio ever expandingin love by stokeon the Life Cosmic

-Aaron Lebowtiz (Lead Explorer) 
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In Search of Dragons

We had tickets to the unknown
where exactly didn’t matter
only that we were going with bags packed
so full the zippers barely closed
with enough equipment to brave
an Arctic expedition
in search of dragons

Upon the vessel
time warped an endless
night and we held each other
to avoid particle drift 
across the vast ocean

From one came two
and then from two came four
the golden ratio ever expanding
in love by stoke
on the Life Cosmic

-Aaron Lebowtiz (Lead Explorer) 
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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

 Jumping the overhanging mass of hardened snow at the edge of a Mt. Niseko precipice being led by Sababba.

-L.A

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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

Learning for Hope now works with several school communities in Peru, El Salvador and we recently established a working relationship with ALALAY, an organization that works with street kids in Bolivia. Thousands of young children in these countries are benefiting as a result of the work that we do.

This year we will continue our mission. We will open a center in Cusco, which will provide girls who are victims of abuse the opportunity to have access to computers and take workshops in everything from baking to music. In partnership with AGAPE in El Salvador, we will pay for the construction of a playground for the school for students with special needs in Sonsonate.

We may not fundraise a million dollars, but we will make the little bit of money that we raise go as far as possible. Learning for Hope is a perfect example of how far things can go when people want to give more than just money to a cause. Of course, if anyone out there has a million dollars, we are more than willing to give it a happy home. For more info visit us temporally @ charity-charities.org/Canada-charities/Pickering-ON-1661075.html while webpage is under renovation. Special thank you to Merle Cole for all his wonderful photography.

-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)

All New Full Length Solo Album — A First for Alex Bien

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