They’re in! Every single one of the 500 trees supplied by the Wellington City Council are now happily ensconced in their new home, the Buckley Road Reserve. Thanks to all that gave a helping hand. We had some good weather and a great mix of new and familiar faces, young and old, Maranui scones and… Continue reading One small step…
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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
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.
“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..
Looking after our mother
In a strenuous but joyful gesture of renewal over the Easter break, we got there in the end and planted the 239 trees provided by the ‘Trees for Travel’ scheme. It is now raining steadily, as requested, to give them the best possible start in their new life! A return trip to San Francisco from… Continue reading Looking after our mother
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
“I think it is a beautiful thing to recognize that the human soul has the potential to feel and be utterly complete. You see, the Brilliancy is our nature, the brilliance of who and what we are. That completeness, that contentment, that sort of complete deliciousness, happens by completely abiding in our nature, our Being,… Continue reading Brilliance!