Archive for September, 2012

Discovering Luis` Roots

Posted on: September 24th, 2012 by Will No Comments

In the first Storyteller training session, we spend much of our time talking about story ideas – what makes a good story, why things normal to you can be extraordinary to others and how to focus stories to their most important elements.

When it came time for Luis to discuss his story idea, he said he already knew what he was going to do… We are glad he did, because there is no way we could have thought up this…

Enjoy! And thanks Luis for a great video!!

Storytellers: Inside a Hindu Naming Ceremony in Nashville

Posted on: September 4th, 2012 by nptnextdoorneighbors No Comments

Many cultures and religious traditions have rituals around the birth of a child. For many families who have settled in a new land, preserving these rituals is of utmost importance, even if only in the privacy of their own home.

In this video, storytellers Kamal Bastola and Prakash Subedi give us an intimate look at a Bhutanese family conducting a naming ceremony for a recent newborn baby, a traditional ceremony in Hindu custom.