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"Don't come to us without bringing music,
We celebrate with drum and flute,
with wine not made from grapes,
in a place you can not imagine." --Rumi

"Up all night listening
to the soundless flute
June" --Soen Nakagawa

"A single tone played at the beginning of a concert opens a cosmic inquiry."
- W.A. Mathieu

"Pleasure is always derived from something outside you,
whereas joy arises from within."
- Eckhart Tolle

"Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking.
Live in silence.
Flow down and down in always
widening rings of being." ---- Rumi

Summoning the Light - Calendar 2017

September 10, 2017, La Jolla Democratic Club Community Room @ AMC La Jolla 12 Theater 8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, San Diego, CA 92037, 2-4:30.
Mary Lu Brandwein will play a reflexion on Charlottesville, Virginia...shakuhachi meditative style...
coupled with a piece/prayer that all hearts be turned toward compassion.

August 19, 2017, The VI at La Jolla, Friendship Month, sponsored by the San Diego Sister Cities Association,
Mary Lu Brandwein, reflexion on Charlottesville, Virginia...shakuhachi meditative style...
coupled with a piece/prayer that all hearts be turned toward compassion.

August 12, 2017,Japanese Garden, Art Exhibit Room Jonathan Crick and Mary Lu Brandwein, duets and solos.

July 28, 2017, Nate and Tiffany' Wedding, Balboa Park, Japanese Garden.

April 22, 2017, at the Hanamatsuri (Spring Festival and Buddha's Birthday)
in the main temple (Hondo)
"Shakuhachi Meditation"
Shakuhachi: Mary Lu Brandwein
In addition to the traditional Komuso Honkyoku,
and in the spirit of those same Komuso, there will be improvization on a 2.4 (nishakuyon: lower and deeper flute)
Vista Buddhist Temple,Vista, CA,

January 30, 2017, New Year's "Haru No Umi," arrangement Michio Miyagi
Admiral Baker
"Wind and Rain Ensemble," Yuki Easter on Koto and Mary Lu Brandwein on Shakuhachi.

Deepening - Calendar 2016

October 30, 2016, JAMS Concert
Many and varied JAMS performers
Yuki Easter on Koto with Mary Lu Brandwein on Shakuhachi.
Bruce Jones and Mary Lu Brandwein, duet on Shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute)
Crown Point Junior Academy, 4033 Ingraham Street, San Diego, CA 92109

September 17, 2016, 5:00 p.m., Moon Viewing
Yuki Easter on Koto with Mary Lu Brandwein on Shakuhachi.
Jonathan Crick on Shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) with Kazuaki Uehara on Sanshin
Takeda Sanshin: Kazuaki Uehara Otsukimi Sanshin Songs from Yaeyama, Okinawa
(Jonathan Crick, Bruce Jones and Mary Lu Brandwein will also play shakuhachi duets and any or all players may do solos.)
Japan Telescope by San Diego Astronomy Association.
Crown Point Junior Academy, 4033 Ingraham Street, San Diego, CA 92109

August 13, 2016, 1:00 p.m., Concert Hour
Shakuhachis at the Japanese Friendship Garden (SanKeiEn) in Balboa Park with Mary Lu Brandwein, Bruce Jones and Jonathan Crick
Japanese Friendship Garden, close to tea house San Diego, CA.

April 23, 2016, 4:15 p.m., "Shakuhachi Oasis"
at the Hanamatsuri (Spring Festival and Buddha's Birthday) Vista Buddhist Temple,Vista, CA,
Time: 4:15 p.m. in the main temple (Hondo)
Shakuhachi: Mary Lu Brandwein
In addition to the traditional Komuso Honkyoku,
and in the spirit of those same Komuso, there will be improvization on a 2.4 (nishakuyon: lower and deeper flute)

May 15, 2016, 3:00-4:00pm, Concert Hour
Koto and Shakuhachi Ensemble: Wind and Rain , Yuki Easter, Mary Lu Brandwein
Mission Trails Region Park Visitor Center, San Diego, CA. January 31, 2016, 1:30pm, Concert Hour,
Shakuhachi Ensemble: GaiChikuKai , Mary Lu Brandwein, Jonathan Crick, Bruce Jones
Serra Mesa Library, Serra Mesa-San Diego, Ca.

Deepening - Calendar 2015

October 24, 2015, 4-8 p.m. Moon Viewing
Shelter Island by the Yokohama Friendship Bell
Yuki Easter on Koto with Mary Lu Brandwein on Shakuhachi.
GaiChikuKai (Mary Lu Brandwein, Jonathan Crick, Bruce Jones and Jim Danielson) on Shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute),
Jonathan Crick and Kyoko, shakuhachi and koto
Harmonies Choir
Takeda Sanshin: Kazuaki Uehara Otsukimi Sanshin Songs from Yaeyama, Okinawa
(Jonathan and Mary Lu may also play shakuhachi duets and any or all players may do solos.)
Japan Telescope by San Diego Astronomy Association.

September 6, 2015, 1:30pm, Concert Hour
Koto and Shakuhachi Ensemble: Wind and Rain , Yuki Easter, Mary Lu Brandwein
Serra Mesa Library, Serra Mesa-San Diego, Ca.

May 17, 2015, 3:00-4:00pm, Concert Hour
Koto and Shakuhachi Ensemble: Wind and Rain , Yuki Easter, Mary Lu Brandwein
Mission Trails Region Park Visitor Center, San Diego, CA.

May 3, 2015 Zen Center Orange County, 20th Anniversary Celebration
Zen Center of Orange County,Costa Mesa, CA,
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Program: "A Peek into the Secret Heart of Shakuhachi"...one's own secret heart...
Shakuhachi: Mary Lu Brandwein
In addition to the traditional Komuso Honkyoku (Meditation Pieces),
and in the spirit of those same Komuso, there will be improvization on a 2.4 (nishakuyon: lower and deeper flute)

April 25, 2015 Hanamatsuri, Spring Festival and Buddha's Birthday Vista Buddhist Temple,Vista, CA,
Time: 3:45 p.m. in the main temple (Hondo)
Shakuhachi: Mary Lu Brandwein
In addition to the traditional Komuso Honkyoku,
and in the spirit of those same Komuso, there will be improvization on a 2.4 (nishakuyon: lower and deeper flute)

Joy - Calendar 2014

"All the things that truly matter - beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace - arise from beyond the mind."
--Eckhart Tolle

September 13, 2014, 1:00 p.m., Concert Hour
Shakuhachi at the Japanese Friendship Garden (SanKeiEn) in Balboa Park with Mary Lu Brandwein and Jonathan Crick
Japanese Friendship Garden, San Diego, CA.

September 7, 2014, 1:00-4:00p.m.
Moments of Zen, Artist's Reception: Rosemary KimBal (Dancing Brush)
Shakuhachi Flute by Mary Lu Brandwein
Seal Carving by Gordon Ma
Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024

September 6, 2014, 5:00 p.m., Moon Viewing
Yuki Easter on Koto with Mary Lu Brandwein on Shakuhachi.
Jonathan Crick on Shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) with Kazuaki Uehara on Sanshin
Takeda Sanshin: Kazuaki Uehara Otsukimi Sanshin Songs from Yaeyama, Okinawa
(Jonathan and Mary Lu may also play shakuhachi duets and any or all players may do solos.)
Japan Telescope by San Diego Astronomy Association.
Shelter Island by the Yokohama Friendship Bell

August 31, 2014, 3:00-4:00pm,Concert Hour
Shakuhachi Trio: Bruce Jones, Jonathan Crick and Mary Lu Brandwein
Mission Trails Region Park Visitor Center, San Diego, CA.

June 29, 2014, 1:30 p.m. Koto and Shakuhachi Student Recital, Vista Buddhist Temple, Vista, CA,
Student pieces (Southern California Koto Ensemble) and shakuhachi students

June 8, 2014, Shakuhachi Recital 2014 of students and players from the San Diego area.
For information: 858-945-8739

April 14, 2014 Japanese Spring Festival Mira Costa College, Oceanside campus,
Time: 4:00 p.m. Room 3601, The Little Theater
Shakuhachi with Mary Lu Brandwein

April 26, 2014 Hanamatsuri Vista Buddhist Temple,Vista, CA,
Time: 4:30 p.m. in the main temple (Hondo)
Shakuhachi: "Inner Explorations, Beyond Mind" with Mary Lu Brandwein

April 7, 2014 Japanese Spring Festival Mira Costa College, Oceanside campus,
Time: 1:00 p.m. Room 3601, The Little Theater
Shakuhachi with Mary Lu Brandwein

April 4, 2014 Memorial Service for Professor Emeritus Phel Steinmetz (Photography)
University of California at San Diego, Shakuhachi Offering by Mary Lu Brandwein

March 16, A shakuhachi presentation by Mary Lu Brandwein
at the Japanese Annual Flower Arrangement and Cultural Exhibition,
Casa Del Prado, Rm 104, 3:20 p.m., Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

Surrender - Calendar 2013

October 20, 2013, AkiMatsuri, Sunday: 3:00p.m.
San Diego Buddhist Temple
2929 Market St., San Diego, CA 92102
Ensemble: Yuki Easter (Koto) and Mary Lu Brandwein (Shakuhachi)
(619) 239-0896

September 22, 2013, Sunday 1:00 PM, Door Open
JAMS-SD (Japanese Arts & Music Society) Festival
Ruby G Schulman Auditorium, Carlsbad City Dove Library, 1775 Dove Lane Carlsbad, CA 92011
Program: Shakuhachi & Koto (Mary Lu Brandwein and Yuki Easter), as well as classical guitar, Okinawa Karate performance with Sanshin play, piano, and violin.
Piano will be featured.
Ticket: Advanced $12.00; At the window $15.00

June 23rd, 2013, 12:30, Koto and Shakuhachi Student Recital, Vista Buddhist Temple, Vista, CA,
Student pieces (Southern California Koto Ensemble) and shakuhachi students

May 11, Mindfulness Retreat, Francis Parker High School, 9:00 a.m.
Shakuhachi Sound and Mindfulness

April 27, Hanamatsuri Vista Buddhist Temple,Vista, CA, Hondo, 4:30 p.m.
Shakuhachi Inner Explorations with Mary Lu Brandwein

April 12th, 2012, 2:00, Shakuhachi Presentation at the Japanese Cultural Spring Festival,
Mira Costa in Oceanside, CA

February 17, 2013, 3:00-4:00pm, Lecture/Performance Concert Hour: Shakuhachi and Japanese Aesthetic Ideas
Mission Trails Region Park Visitor Center, San Diego, CA.

Going Deeper to the Vast Field of Benefaction - Calendar 2012

August 15, Memorial Service for Margaret (Nancy) A. Panofsky
Unitarian Universalista Church San Diego.

March 18, 25 and April 1st, starting at 2:00 p.m., First meeting 2 1/2 hours; other two meetings at least 2 hours,
"Shakuhachi Study as Inward Process, A Workshop"
Vista Buddhist Temple
150 CedarRoad, Bldg. B, Vista, CA

March 3, 2012, Pasadena, CA,
Memorial Service for Carol Lem

February 19, 2012, 3:00-4:00pm, Lecture/Performance Concert Hour: Shakuhachi and Poetry
Mission Trails Region Park Visitor Center, San Diego, CA.

January 30th, 2012, 7:00 p.m., Memorial Service for Noriko Kameda Sensei, Japanese Language Teacher, Mira Costa College, Cardiff, CA.
Kameda Sensei was my first Japanese language teacher at Earl Waren High School, Solana Beach, CA., more than 25 years ago.

January 29th, 2012, 12:30, Koto and Shakuhachi Student Recital, Vista Buddhist Temple, Vista, CA,
Student pieces (Southern California Koto Ensemble) and shakuhachi students

Instrument of Turning Inward - Calendar 2011

November 6, 13, 20, First three Sundays in November 2011, 3:00 p.m.
First meeting 2 hours; other two meetings at least 1 1/2 hours
Shakuhachi Study as Inward Process, A Workshop
Vista Buddhist Temple
150 CedarRoad, Bldg. B, Vista, CA

May 11, 2011, 7:00 to 7:45 pm, Carmel Valley Library Concert Hour
3919 Townsgate Drive, San Diego, CA 92130, (858) 552-1668
Ensemble: Koto (Yuki Easter) and Shakuhachi (Mary Lu Brandwein)

April 6, MiraCosta College , Oceanside, CA, Spring Festival

March 20, Japanese 43rd Annual Flower Arrangement and Cultural Exhibition, "Spring Beauty In Flowers"
Ensemble with Yuki Easter and her students,
Casa Del Prado,
Rm 104, 3:30 p.m., Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

February 20, 2011, 3:00-4:00pm, Lecture/Performance Concert Hour: Shakuhachi, An Exploration
Mission Trails Region Park Visitor Center, San Diego, CA.

February 4, 2011, 5 to 8 pm, shakuhachi at reception of opening:
Gotta’ Have Heart: Asian Fusion,
Jeanette Osais & The Artists of Sophie's Gallery,
Sophie's Gallery & Gift Shops annual Valentine celebration featuring Asian inspired art,
NTC Liberty Station, 2960 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, CA 92106
Further information: 619 578 2207

January 30th, 2011, 12:30, Koto and Shakuhachi Student Recital, San Diego Buddhist Temple, San Diego, CA,
Student pieces (Southern California Koto Ensemble)and shakuhachi students
Ensemble: KuroKami: Koto (Yuki Easter) and Shakuhachi (Mary Lu Brandwein)

Instrument of Awaking Peace - Calendar 2010

November 17, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Meditation Evening with Shakuhachi, Vista Buddhist Temple,
150 CedarRoad, Bldg. B, Vista, CA

November 9, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. First Unitarian UniversalistChurch of San Diego,
4190 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92103, (619) 298-9978, 6:30 p.m.
"Turning Inward"
Classical Japanese shakuhachi meditation music, shakuhachi and meditation (Mary Lu Brandwein)

October 16, 2010, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Summit Unitarian Universalist Fellowship,
8778 Cottonwood Avenue Santee, CA 92071-4475, (619) 562-0833
"The Inner Journey: An Introduction"
Classical Japanese shakuhachi meditation music, shakuhachi and meditation (Mary Lu Brandwein)

Oct 3rd, Obon Festival, Vista Buddhist Temple,
150 CedarRoad, Bldg. B, Vista, CA
12:00 noon, hands on workshop for koto and shakuhachi
3:30 pm, Ensemble: Koto (Yuki Easter) and Shakuhachi (Mary Lu Brandwein)
Solo: shakuhachi (Mary Lu Brandwein), "Shika No Tone" (Distant Call of the Deer)

September 11, 2:00 to 4:00 pm, The Red Lotus Society,
546 Third Ave., San Diego, CA, 619 808-9847
"The Inner Journey: An Introduction"
Classical Japanese shakuhachi meditation music, shakuhachi and meditation (Mary Lu Brandwein)

July 24, Obon Festival, Vista Buddhist Temple,
150 CedarRoad, Bldg. B, Vista, CA
12:00 noon, hands on workshop for koto and shakuhachi
3:30 pm, Ensemble: Koto (Yuki Easter) and Shakuhachi (Mary Lu Brandwein)
Solo: shakuhachi (Mary Lu Brandwein), "Shika No Tone" (Distant Call of the Deer)

July 16, Meditation and Tea at the Red Lotus Society,
546 Third Ave., San Diego, CA, 7:30 to 9:00 pm,
619 808-9847

June 27, Open House at the Open Door Books, 2:00 to 4:00 pm, downtown Pacific Beach, CA
4761 Cass Street, 858 270-8642

April 25, Hanamatsuri Vista Buddhist Temple,Vista, CA,3:30 p.m.
Shakuhachi Explorations with Mary Lu Brandwein
including "Reibo" (Reverie) from the Futaiken in Sendai

April 21, MiraCosta College, Oceanside, CA, Spring Festival

March 21, Japanese 42nd Annual Flower Arrangement and Cultural Exhibition, "Spring Is Everywhere"
Ensemble with Yuki Easter and her students,
Casa Del Prado,
Rm 104, 3:30 p.m., Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

Peek into the SecretHeart of Shakuhachi - Calendar 2009

Oct 25th, Noon, Koto Student Recital, San Diego Buddhist Temple, San Diego, CA,
Student pieces (Southern California Koto Ensemble)
Ensemble: Koto (Yuki Easter) and Shakuhachi (Mary Lu Brandwein)

Oct 4th, afternoon AkiMatsuri (Fall Festival) San Diego Buddhist Temple, San Diego, CA,
Ensemble: Koto (Yuki Easter and Yuki's Koto Students) and Shakuhachi (Mary Lu Brandwein)

CANCELED October 18, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Music Event, Mission Trails Region Park Visitor Center, San Diego, CA.

August 9, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Art Exhibit Opening, Mission Trails Region Park Visitor Center, San Diego, CA.

July 30, Meditation, First Unitarian UniversalistChurch of San Diego, 4190 Front Street, San Diego, CA 92103, (619) 298-9978, 6:30 p.m.
"The Inner Journey: An Introduction," classical Japanese shakuhachi meditation music, shakuhachi and meditation (Mary Lu Brandwein)

July 25, Obon Festival, Vista Buddhist Temple, 150 CedarRoad, Bldg. B, Vista, CA
12:00 noon, hands on sesson koto and shakuhachi
3:30 pm, Ensemble: Koto (Yuki Easter) and Shakuhachi (Mary Lu Brandwein)

July 18, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Art Exhibit Opening, Trails Region Park Visitor Center, San Diego, CA.

June 27, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Joan Hansen: Art Exhibit Opening, Mission Trails Region Park Visitor Center, San Diego, CA.

June 6, Japanese Childrens' Festival, Temecula, CA

May 9, Library Festival, 1: a.m., University Towne Center, San Diego, CA
Two 30 minutes ensemble performances with Yuki Easter on koto and MaryLu Brandwein on shakuhachi and a solo shakuhachi meditation.

April 22, MiraCosta College, Oceanside, CA, Japanese Cultural Day

April 5, Memorial Service, Bob Holtz, Jazz Musician and friend.

March 22, Ensemble with Yuki Easter and her students,Casa Del Prado, Rm 104, 3:30 p.m., Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

February 21, Open House,2 - 5 pm, Holistixs of San Diego, Solo Shakuhachi
4469 Morrell Street, San Diego, CA 92109, (619) 200-5433

January 24, New Year'sCelebration, Vista Buddhist Temple,Vista, CA,7:00 p.m.
Ensemble: Koto (Yuki Easter) and Shakuhachi (Mary Lu Brandwein)
Haru No Umi (Spring Sea) and Hokkai Minyo (Folk Melodies from Hokkaido=) both arranged by Michio Miyagi

January 18, New Year'sCelebration, San Diego Buddhist Temple, San Diego, CA,
Ensemble: Koto (Yuki Easter) and Shakuhachi (Mary Lu Brandwein)
Haru No Umi (Spring Sea) and Hokkai Minyo (Folk Melodies from Hokkaido=) both arranged by Michio Miyagi


Who can blow upside down the solid iron flute
with neither mouthpiece nor finger holes?
Only the old oak tree in the yard, that bandit who steals your breathaway, only he knows;
the "one who plays the stringless harp...the unstruck sound..."

Instrument of Peace - Calendar 2008

November 5, 6:30 p.m.GaiChikuKai Shakuhachi Program by GaiChikuKai of San Diego
(Jonathan Crick, Mary Lu Brandwein, Eugene Sukhorukov, JimDanielson)
a free, just for fun Concert with Japanese music as well as Medievalmusic
at Allied Gardens/Benjamin Branch of the San Diego Public Library
5188 Zion Ave.
San Diego, CA 92120-2728
(619) 533-3970

October 26, Duet with Yuki Easter, "Kuro Kami" (Traditional Classic Japanese), Koto Recital, Students of Yuki Easter
"Koto Ensemble of Southern California"

October 17, ShakuhachiMeditation, Opening of the Philip Brett Memorial Peace Garden, University of California at Riverside

October 5, Obon Festival, San Diego Buddhist Temple,San Diego,CA, 3:00 p.m.
Ensemble: Koto (Yuki Easter) and Shakuhachi (Mary Lu Brandwein), Cultural Center
Pieces include: Yamamoto Hozan's "Ame" (Rain) and "Gen No Shirabe" (String Melody)
Miyagi Michio's arrangement of "Hokkai Minyo" (Folk Melody from Hokkaido)

July 26, Obon Festival, Vista Buddhist Temple, Vista, CA
Hands on shakuhachi session and discussion with Mary Lu Brandwein fromnoon to 2:30 p.m., Cultural Center
Hands on koto classes and discussion with Yuki Easter from noon to 2:30 p.m., Cultural Center
Ensemble: Koto (Yuki Easter) and Shakuhachi (Mary Lu Brandwein), 3:30p.m., Cultural Center
Pieces include: Yamamoto Hozan's "Ame" (Rain), "Gen No Shirabe" (String Melody), Miyagi Michio's arrangement of "Hokkai Minyo" (Folk Melody fromHokkaido)
Solo koto: Yatsuhashi Kengyo's "Rokudan" (Six part Danmono): JapaneseClassic Tradition
Solo shakuhachi: Yokoyama Ranpo's "Eirei Ni Sasagu" (Offering to a Departed Soul): Meditative Tradition

May 30,Wedding, La Jolla, CA
Two hours of Mary Lu's shakuhachi forming a canopy of sound as peoplearrive and the wedding couple gets ready
On shakuhachi: Processional, "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," and the Recessional, "Ebb Tide"

May 9, Southwest Sangha, Black Range Station, San Lorenzo,NM,
Morning and Evening meditation accompanied by Mary Lu Brandwein's shakuhachi

Inner Peace - Calendar 2007

December 13, 4:00 p.m. GaiChikuKai Shakuhachi Christmas Program by GaiChikuKai of San Diego
(Jonathan Crick, Mary Lu Brandwein, Bruce Jones, Eugene Sukhorukov)
a free, just for fun Christmas Concert with carols in 4 part harmony(sing along)
as well as Medieval music and Japanese pieces
at
Mira Mesa Library
8405 New Salem St.
San Diego CA 92126
Tel: 858-538-8165

December 10, 6:30 p.m.GaiChikuKai Shakuhachi Christmas Program by GaiChikuKai of San Diego
(Jonathan Crick, Mary Lu Brandwein, Bruce Jones, Eugene Sukhorukov)
a free, just for fun Christmas Concert with carols in 4 part harmony(sing along)
as well as Medieval music and Japanese pieces
at
University Community Branch of the San Diego Public Library
4155 Governor Drive
San Diego, CA

November 10, 2007, 1:00p.m., AkiMatsuri (Fall Festival)
Coachella Valley Museum and Cultural Center
82-616 Miles Ave, Indio, Ca 92201
Telephone: 760-342-6651
Koto (Yuki Easter and Aaron Murg) and Shakuhachi (Mary Lu Brandwein)

October 21, 2007, 12:55p.m., Fundraiser, Buddhist Temple of San Diego
2929 Market Street, San Diego, CA, 619-239-0896
Koto (Yuki Easter)and Shakuhachi (Mary Lu Brandwein)
Program to include: Rokudan (Yatsuhashi Kengyo), Gen No Shirabe (Yamamoto Hozan); Ame (Yamamoto Hozan); Kojo No Tsuki

August 26, 2007, 7:00 p.m., Urasenke San Diego Association
"Tsukimi" Moon Viewing Tea Ceremony Demonstration with shakuhachi(Mary Lu Brandwein)
Mission Valley's Presidio Place Condominium Complex

August 2, 2007, Quail Botanical Gardens, Encinitas, CA,
a sushi evening in the Bamboo Garden with shakuhachi (Mary Lu Brandwein)

July 28, 2007, 4:30 p.m., Obon Festival, Vista Buddhist Temple, Vista, CA
Koto (Yuki Easter and Aaron Murg) and Shakuhachi (Mary Lu Brandwein)

2007 Spring Hanamatsuri Festival at the Vista Buddhist Temple, Vista, CA
GaiChikuKai (Shakuhachi Quartet of San Diego) in concert.GaiChikuKai of San Diego
(Jonathan Crick, Bruce Jones, Mary Lu Brandwein, Eugene Sukhorukov)
just for fun shakuhachi performance of quartets, trios, duets and solos

January 20, 2007, 1 p.m.,in the Display Room, Japanese Friendship Garden (SanKeiEn), Balboa Park, San Diego, CA
Koto (Yuki Easter) and Shakuhachi (Mary Lu Brandwein)

Who can blow upside down the solid iron flute
with neither mouthpiece nor finger holes?
Only the old oak tree in the yard, that bandit who steals your breathaway, knows;
the "one who plays the stringless harp...the unstruck sound..."

Living Peace - Calendar 2006

December 21, GaiChikuKai of San Diego
(Jonathan Crick, Bruce Jones, Mary Lu Brandwein, Eugene Sukhorukov)
will give a free, just for fun "Around the World Christmas," a shakuhachi concert with sing along in four part harmony with quartets, trios, duets and solos
at CCA (Corrections Corporation of America) 446 Alta Road, San Diego,CA

December 18, GaiChikuKaiShakuhachi Christmas Program by GaiChikuKai of San Diego
(Jonathan Crick, Bruce Jones, Mary Lu Brandwein, Eugene Sukhorukov)
will give a free, just for fun shakuhachi performance of quartets, trios, duets and solos
at University Community Branch of the San Diego Public Library, 4155 Governor Drive, San Diego, CA

November 18, shakuhachipresentation at Sutra Workshop, Vista Buddhist Temple, 150 Cedar Rd # B, Vista, 92083 - (760) 941-8800

November 11, Wedding, Sankeien, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

October 1, GaiChikuKai (Mary Lu Brandwein, Jonathan Crick, BruceJones, Eugene Sukhorukov)
will participate in the Asian Street Festival, San Diego, CA, 12:40 p.m.

September 26, Tuesday evening, 6:30 - 7:50 pm, Shakuhachi Meditation Evening, 5125 Constitution Road, San Diego, CA, (858)-945-8739

September 10, Wedding, Dana Point, CA

August 29, Tuesday evening, 6:30 - 7:50 pm, Shakuhachi Meditation Evening, 5125 Constitution Road, San Diego, CA, (858)-945-8739

August 20, 12:00 noon a"just for fun" concert in Balboa Park
in the portico to the right of the Botanical builing if you face it.
GaiChikuKai (Mary Lu Brandwein, Jonathan Crick, Bruce Jones, Eugene Sukhorukov)

June 10, 11:00 a.m. a "just for fun" concert in Balboa Park
in the portico to the right of the Botanical builing if you face it.
GaiChikuKai (Mary Lu Brandwein, Jonathan Crick, Bruce Jones, Eugene Sukhorukov)

May 28, Wedding, Zen Center of San Diego, Pacific Beach, CA

April 29th, 2:15-3:00 p.m. "Shakuhachi Meditation" for the Hanamatsuri (Buddha's birthday)
Vista Buddhist Temple, 150 Cedar Rd# B, Vista, 92083 - (760) 941-8800

April 23, Wedding, La Jolla, CA

April 21, 7:00 p.m., Shakuhachi solo presentation and with Taiko Drums,
MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Ave., Cardiff, CA 92007, Phone: (760) 944-4449

March 12, 10:00 a.m. "Shakuhachi Meditation" for the "Ohigan Ceremony"
Vista Buddhist Temple, 150 Cedar Rd # B, Vista, 92083 - (760) 941-8800

April 5, 12:30 p.m., Shakuhachi solo presentation and with Taiko Drums,
MiraCosta College, One Barnard Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056

January 29, 7:00pm, "Candlelit Evening of Peace & Healing: Shakuhachi Meditations"
Open Door Books, 4761 Cass Street, Pacific Beach (Corner of Cass & Missouri), 858-270-8642

Who can blow upside down the solid iron flute
with neither mouthpiece nor finger holes?
Only the old oak tree in the yard, that bandit who steals your breathaway, knows;
the "one who plays the stringless harp...the unstruck sound..."

Awaking Peace - Calendar 2005

December 12, 6:30 pm GaiChikuKai of San Diego
(Jonathan Crick, Bruce Jones, Mary Lu Brandwein, Eugene Sukhorukov)
will give a free, just for fun shakuhachi performance of quartets, trios, duets and solos
at University Community Branch of the San Diego Public Library, 4155 Governor Drive, San Diego, CA

November 10, 12:30 pm, Palomar Performing Arts presents The Concert Hour, "Awaking Peace, A Shakuhachi Offering"
Palomar College, rebroadcast Sunday, November 13th, 6 pm on Cox Digital Cable Channel 958 and on KKSM AM1320.

October 9, 5:00 pm, Montpelier, VT, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

October 1, 7:30 pm, Brunswick, ME, for information Anne: 207-721-9229

September 10, Quail Botanical Gardens Fundraiser, Encinitas, CA

July 2005, GaiChikuKai of San Diego (Jonathan Crick, Bruce Jones, Mary Lu Brandwein)
will give a free, just for fun shakuhachi performance of trios, duetsand solos
At Balboa Park, San Diego,CA, in front of the botanical building and by the lotus pond

July 2005 with two other musicians at the University Community Branch of the San Diego Public Library,
4155 Governor Drive, San Diego, CA

July 20, 2005, Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery, 142 West Grand Avenue, (760) 480-4101
"No Mirror" (A Poetry and Music Presentation)
with Jon Wesick (poetry), Charlaine Coleman (poetry), Mary Lu Brandwein (Poetry and Shakuhachi)

February 23, 2005 GaiChikuKai of San Diego (Jonathan Crick, Bruce Jones, Mary Lu Brandwein)
will give a shakuhachi concert hour of trios, duets and solos
at San Diego Mesa Community College

Awaking Peace -Calendar 2004

December 13, 6:30 pm GaiChikuKai of San Diego (Jonathan Crick, Bruce Jones, Mary Lu Brandwein)
will give a free, just for fun shakuhachi performance of trios, duetsand solos
at University Community Branch of the San Diego Public Library, 4155 Governor Drive, San Diego, CA

October 2, 2004, Zen & Art of Traveling, Palomar College, Room LS-16: Time: 2:50-5:00
Guests: MaryLu Brandwein (Bamboo Way) and Mr. Ken Levin (simultaneousinterpreter) and The students

Wedding, Zen Center of San Diego, September 26, 2004

July 17, 6:30pm, Salon Bella (1605 West Lewis St., (Mission Hills) SanDiego, CA)
Judith Parenio: Paintings and Mixed Media Exhibit Opening (619) 291-9095

June 27, Pacific Beach, San Diego, Open Door Bookstore, Poetry readingwith 4 male poets including Steve Kowit.
Shakuhachi before, during and after.

May 24 & 25, Washington, MO, Private Presentations

May 19, 4 pm, Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, Appleton, WI, Studio FluteClass

April 14, 12:30 pm, MesaCommunity College, Concert Hour, A Special Shakuhachi Presentation

March 29, 6:30 pm GaiChikuKai of San Diego (Jonathan Crick, Bruce Jones, Mary Lu Brandwein)
will give a free, just for fun shakuhachi performance of trios, duetsand solos
at North ClairemontBranch of the San Diego Public Library, 4616 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, CA

January 31, Los Angeles, CA, "Reibo" (A Meditation on? All the Longingsof the Human Heart)
My son's wedding: PabloSantiago-Brandwein and Rande' Dorn

Awaking Peace - 2003

December 10, San Diego, CA, Miramar Community College, World MusicClass, 1:15 pm

November 16, Minneapolis, MN, St. Patrick Church, 3535 72nd St. E, Inver Grove Heights, 7 pm
Peace Through Understanding Program

November 15, Minneapolis, MN, St.Olaf Catholic Church, 8th St. & 2nd Ave. South, 9-11:00 am
Centering Prayer Group, "Awaking Peace: A Peek into the Secret Heartof Shakuhachi"

November 13, Minneapolis, MN, "Awaking Peace: A Peek into the Secret Heart of Shakuhachi"
Dharma Field Meditation and Learning Center, 3118 West 49th Street

November 10, Milwaukee, WI, University of Milwaukee, "A Special Shakuhachi Presentation," 3-5 pm

October 20, San Diego, CA, "A Special Shakuhachi Presentation"
North Clairemont Branch of theSan Diego Public Library, 4616 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, CA, 6:30pm

October 18, 1 pm GaiChikuKai of San Diego (Jonathan Crick, Bruce Jones, Mary Lu Brandwein)
will give a free, just for fun shakuhachi performance of trios, duetsand solos
At Balboa Park, San Diego, CA, in front of the botanical building and by the lotus pond

May 22, Bozeman, MT, Insight Meditation Community, 711 S. 15th Avenue
May 10 and 11, Champaign, IL, Prairie Zen Center, 515 S. Prospect Avenue
May 3, San Lorenzo, NM, Southwest Sangha
April 30, Tucson, AZ, Zen Desert Sangha, 3226 N. Martin Avenue

Wakanakai's Student Recital, Japan-America Community Cultural Center
Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA, April 27, 2003

February 1, 2003, with the Tayama Koto Ensemble, Japanese Cultural Center (Cedar St.)
New Year's Festival, 6:00 p.m., Vista, CA

Three Treasures Zen Community, Vista, CA, January 18, 2003
A Shakuhachi Offering: "The Three Ancient Pieces."
These pieces are said to have been "found," "transmited," or "given" with the so-called composer beinga conduit and not really a "composer." These pieces are said to have emerged in dreams as a gift from the Buddha.
KYOREI (Bell from the Great Void), from an old Chinese composition dating from the 7th century AD
KOKU (Flute in the Empty Sky), 14th century
MUKAIJI (Flute in the Misty Sea), 14th century
REIBO will be the introduction to these three traditional pieces as well as some words of explanation.

Presentations - 2002

December 19, 2002, 101 Artists' Colony, Encinitas, CA, 7:30 pm
"No Mirror" (A Poetry and Music Presentation)
with Jon Wesick (poetry), Charlaine Coleman (poetry), Mary Lu Brandwein (Poetry and Shakuhachi)

Grossmont Community College, San Diego, CA, Classroom Presentation, Room 544B
November 7, 2002, 5:30 pm

November 13, 2002, 101 Artists' Colony, Encinitas, CA, 8:00 pm
"No Mirror" (A Poetry and Music Presentation)
with Jon Wesick (poetry), Charlaine Coleman (poetry), Mary Lu Brandwein (Poetry and Shakuhachi)

Cottey College, Nevada, MO, Lecture-Recital
"A Peek into the Secret Heart of the Shakuhachi"
Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the Arts, October 23, 2002, 7:00 pm

Truman State University, Kirkville, MO, Several offerings
Residential College Program, Missouri Hall, Main Lounge, October 21,2002, 7:00 pm
Two World Music Classes, October 22, 2002, 9 am and 3 pm

GaiChikuKai of San Diego (Jonathan Crick, Bruce Jones, Mary Lu Brandwein)
will give a free, just for fun performance at Balboa Park, San Diego,CA
In the garden just West of the Mingei Museum
October 6, 2002, 3:00pm

August 27, 2002, Clarie De Lune, 2906 University Avenue North Park, SanDiego, CA
"No Mirror" (A Poetry and Music Presentation): 7:30pm
with Jon Wesick (poetry), Charlaine Coleman (poetry), Mary Lu Brandwein (Poetry and Shakuhachi)

GaiChikuKai of San Diego (Jonathan Crick, Bruce Jones, Mary Lu Brandwein)
will give a free, just for fun performance at Balboa Park, San Diego,CA
Place will be in front of the Botanical Garden Building near the lotuspond
August 25, 2002: 3:00pm

July 17, 2002, The Other Side, 4096 30th Street (at Polk) in North Park, San Diego, CA
A Poetry and Music Presentation, 7:30pm
with Jon Wesick (poetry), Charlaine Coleman (poetry), Mary Lu Brandwein (Poetry and Shakuhachi)

July 1, 2002, Twiggs, 4590 Park Blvd., Sand Diego, CA
8:30 to 10:00pm accompanying Painting and Poetry by scevans55

May 1, 2002, with the Tayama Koto Ensemble, Mira Costa Community College, Japanese Fair

April 8, 2002, Grossmont Community College, San Diego, CA, Presentation

March 30, 2002, San Diego Japanese Teachers' Workshop, Cal State University San Marcos
Shakuhachi Presentation

March 20, 2002, Concert Hour, Mesa Community College, San Diego, CA

Presentations - 2001

University of San Diego
For the Assian Students Association's Tour of Asia
November 16, Evening, Open Admission

Mesa Community College, San Diego, CA, November 8, Music Class

R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility, US-Mexican Border
Meditation Session, October 29, 2001

October 21, Kansas City, MO, St. Peter's Church

Missouri Southern State College, Joplin, MO, October 9, 2001
A Peek into the Secret Heart of the Shakuhachi

October 6, with the Tayama Ensemble, Chula Vista, CA

September 23, with the Tayama Ensemble, El Cajon Civic Center, El Cajon, CA

September 10, Arco Olympic Training Center, 2800 Olympic Parkway, Chula Vista, CA
Participation in A50 Project
Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Signing of the San FranciscoPeace Treaty
with Urasenke Tea Ceremony Demonstration, 6pm

August 28, with the Tayama Ensemble, Japanese Cultural Center, Vista,CA

August 25, Colin Cowie Lifestyle Special, Three Hour Presentation in Brentwood, CA

August 7, World Music Class, Mesa Community College, San Diego, CA

July 24, Music and Spirituality Class, University of California at SanDiego

July 17, Ordinary Mind Zendo (Barry Magid, Teacher), Manhattan, NY


New York Zen Center, Fire Lotus Temple, July 14, 2001 Workshop on the Bamboo Way
(Using sound/music to reach greater self-knowledge and
a deeper experience of one's s/Self)
For all those who wish to use sound/music as a door to a spiritual practice
Bring your musical instrument or at least your voice
The Bamboo Way Workshop Flyer


July 12, Ordinary Mind Zen Center (Anna Christensen, Teacher), New York, NY

July 8, Chapel Hill, NC, Piano Student Workshop, "Music as a Way"

July 6, Chapel Hill, NC, Ordinary Mind School Sitting Group Presentation

June 27, Southwestern College, San Diego

June 21, Zen Center of San Diego

April 27, San Diego, CA, University of San Diego, Asian Festival

April 26, Oceanside, CA, Mira Costa College with the Tayama Koto Ensemble

April 18, Kansas City, MO, St. Peter's Church

April 12, Zen Center of San Diego

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