We all have roles to play; this is me in my former role as President of the NZ Academy of Fine Arts, according to Jackson Pollock “Painting is self discovery. Every good artist paints what he is”….So what is that really?….. “It’s very important to remember that we all have Buddha nature. That cannot be… Continue reading Playing Hamlet
On my way to Hanmer Springs for the weekend I had my first visit to Christchurch since the Earthquake four years ago. It is truly sobering. Where there was once a vibrant city it was eerily cleared and filled with bare spaces like a wasteland of emptiness. With hardly anyone around it had such a depressing… Continue reading Broken
Getting out of the way…
When I step aside… “Life becomes a process of creative discovery from the moment essence is recognized and experienced as one’s true being. It continues to be an endless process of creative discovery when the identity shifts to essence; however, there is now the understanding that it is so. There is now the understanding and… Continue reading Getting out of the way…
Being in the Studio?
Getting back into the studio, Challenged, refreshed and inspired by my latest Diamond Approach retreat with Sandra Maitri. A central part of the work we do is inquiry. Looking at who we truly are, and the thread of our experience that brought us to this present moment… I ask myself…..Who is this Being in my Studio? … Continue reading Being in the Studio?
Two Hearts Beat as One
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AH Almaas and Karen Johnson ‘Two Hearts Beat As One’ interview by Renate and Iain McNay Published on May 23, 2013 AH Almaas and Karen Johnson ‘Two Hearts Beat As One’ interview by Renate and Iain McNay A.H. Almaas is the pen name of Hameed Ali, who is the…
Back in the Day…
“The absence of purpose is the essence of playfulness” – A.H. Almaas Back in the day…..remembering when we just played, joyful, curious, An open heart.
Coming to my senses on retreat in California. I’m struck by the different sounds and songs of the birds that are foreign to me… And how much their songs are a soundtrack to my life, how this gently permeates my consciousness and lifts my spirit. And just as I have flown half way round the… Continue reading Birdsong
“If we’re judging ourselves we can’t take in what’s behind the ways in which we aren’t truly experiencing ourselves. Living on the surface of ourselves hurts, it takes a lot of work to come home to who we truly are….. ” ~ Sandra Maitri We’re back in San Francisco for the May retreat of the… Continue reading Going back..
Places where the heart lives…. “When you love something like reading — or drawing or music or nature — it surrounds you with a sense of connection to something great. If you are lucky enough to know this, then your search for meaning involves whatever that Something is. It’s an alchemical blend of affinity and… Continue reading Coming home
We’re back at Hou Ngahere for a week of tree planting….. Our Diamond Approach retreat group, the IRG, has committed to plant trees to offset the carbon emissions used in attending the two retreats in California each year. Called “Trees for Travel“, the scheme really has something tangible to show for it now with the… Continue reading Giving back