HELLO. I’m Bodhi (bow-dee*) Bill Miller—artist, writer, songsmith, seeker, reluctant activist, retired chaplain and repentant ex-ad man. 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 profound mysteries and challenges of living and dying, songs based on a lived spirituality. Taken together, they encourage reflection, wonder and awe—with a dash of humor mixed in for leavening.
That mission has expanded…
That mission has expanded to inspiring people to become engaged in saving the planet—and civilization—from the escalating and immanent ravages of climate change. Much as I wish is wasn’t, that issue is now overwhelming everything else. While this site will continue to feature my songs—old and new—it has also added links and a blog section encouraging engagement and activism.
We have one planet and little time left.
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.
- CLIMATE 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.
TO PLAY, mouse click the triangle on the far left end of the sound bar above. Make sure the volume slider on right of the loudspeaker icon is slid all the way to the right for maximum sound output.
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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.
- LINKS: Click “links”, then scroll down for an annotated list of national and international groups fighting climate change.
“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…
I’M A RETIRED board certified palliative care/hospice chaplain. I received my Masters from Naropa University and my Doctor of Ministry from the Wisdom School of Graduate Studies, founded by Matthew Fox. Prior to that, I worked as a graphic designer and creative director for various agencies in the Bay Area and Reno.