I facilitate retreats and workshops that focus on self-transformation and inner silence. I've come to see that a quiet mind is a non-violent mind.
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. This perceiving awareness silently sees that there is no "other." And when there is no "other" there is compassion.
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 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 coming to terms with the conditioned mind and awakening to our innermost being. The need for a shift in consciousness is clearly evident with human-induced climate change, the Covid-19 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 bring about a transformation that can save us from ourselves.
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