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Creative Process and Ego

With my Buddhism in the west project ramping up, I’ve been spending a lot more time thinking about the project in ways that i haven’t thought about much in the past. certainly, there are some parallels in the thought process in regards to running a business but really, the narrative of this project as it relates to each platform is blowing my mind a bit. to be frank, even though i’ve been ‘working’ on this project for a few years on and off, only in the last 6 months has it being to take life on it’s […]


lineage holder

I’ve been wanting to attend Khandro Rincophe for some time now and she happened to be at retreat center in northern california this past weekend. Gomde Retreat center in Leggett has also been on my radar for quite some time so it was auspicious that I was able to visit this wonderful place and see this amazing teacher. I think she is one of most knowledgeable and articulate tibetan lama in modern times and to be frank, the bulk of her teaching was sort of over my head. It’s been quite some time since I […]


Trial Run

So i took of on Aug 21st with a sense of urgency to get the hell out of the city. I had been packing all day and although i had been ‘packing’ the last several days prior to departure, i suspect that i wouldn’t account for all the things i think i want on the road. i had already decided to come back to oakland the following week to fly out to see uma since i wasn’t going to see her at the end of september. So, i pretty much frame the next 5 days or so […]


fear and freedom

since my foot injury isn’t healing anytime too soon, i’ve been riding my bikes like mad in the past month. last night, i took the bike out after sunset and even rode without a helmet around the streets of oakland! it was a beautiful hot summer night but the cool breeze from riding the bike was pure joy. i relived my child hood in that moment when the bike symbolize the first vehicle to give childhood the means to explore and get lost. to ride the bike around without any specific intention except to breathe the fresh […]


Clarity in stillness

I’ve been ruminating about my visual essays on the road and one of the themes i’ve been thinking about is landscape as a reflection of my state of mind. As part of my shamanic journey practice, i am planning on asking nature to be my guide and maybe document that ‘conversation’. Anyway, I stumble upon a reflection pool whilst in Seattle for another corporate gig and i had some fun with the compositions. On unlike settling my own mind through meditation, the clarity of insight has become easier but as I am learning, insight isn’t really sufficient. […]

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