For the last twenty-five years I’ve been facilitating retreats and workshops that focus on self-transformation and the fundamental importance of entering into the silent awareness in which we perceive ourselves and the world with compassion.
Drawing from the world's great wisdom teachings and my own insights, I present a way of listening and seeing with the inner awareness that arises in stillness. I have come to see that a truly quiet mind is a non-violent mind. This perceiving awareness silently sees that there is no "other."
My commitment to contributing to a more compassionate world is shaped by the experience of war. During the Balkan War, I worked with United Nations humanitarian organizations as a photojournalist in front line hospitals and traveled to refugee camps to interview war survivors. I photographed war wounded children to help bring awareness to their suffering, and with the help of some wonderful people, I was able to bring one child back to the United States for surgery that saved his leg from amputation. What I witnessed in war helped me understand the urgency of awakening to our innermost being. This is clearly evident with climate change the pandemic and growing divisions through out the world.
We have within us the innate capacity to live from wholeness rather than division; to live with compassion for each other and all other life forms. My aim is to help facilitate a greater awakening of our true relationship with each other and with the natural world ― to help bring about a transformation that can save us from ourselves.
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