HELLO. I’m Bodhi (bow-dee*) Bill Miller— writer, singer, seeker, retired chaplain, repentant ex-ad man and reluctant activist. My mission, when I launched this site in 2015, was to share the songs that have shown up along the way, songs that explore the mysteries and challenges of living and dying in these times. Taken together, they encourage reflection, wonder and awe—with a dash of humor mixed in for leavening.
That mission has now expanded…
That mission has now expanded to include inspiring people to become engaged in saving the planet—and civilization—from the escalating ravages of climate change. Much as I wish is wasn’t, that issue is overwhelming everything else. While this site continues to feature my songs—old and new—it has also morphed into encouraging engagement and activism.
…encouraging engagement and activism.
This site contains:
- RECORDINGS of my songs, available FREE on YouTube.
- VIDEOS of live performances, available FREE on YouTube.
- SUBSCRIPTION access to a FREE blog and Song of the Month link.
- LINKS to encourage increased climate awareness and engagement.
EVERYTHING I do is based on my songs. Here is brief sampling of their themes and styles.
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LINKS to engagement
FAITH without works is meaningless. So is knowledge without engagement. Our climate is in crisis. The choice to act is ours. The time to act is now—while we can still make a difference.
“COME, COME, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn’t matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again, come, come.” — RUMI
*Sanskrit for “Awakening.”
BODHI, pronounced “Bow-Dee,” is a Sanskrit word meaning “awakening.” It seems to capture a common theme underlying my songs—awakening to the mysteries of life. It also differentiates me from the hundreds of thousands of other “Bill Millers,” including a Native American rock star.
A LOGO? A squiggle? Four dots and a line? Well, yes. But it does have a name, Erawa. To find out why, go HERE…
REGRETTABLY, what began as a charming way to stay in touch with family and friends has devolved into a global electric id spreading paranoia, deceit and base emotional manipulation while its various owners capture every intimate detail we share and sell that to the highest bidder. So I don’t do social media.
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