While based on my personal experiences, my posts will address issues of creativity and the general relationship between spiritual and artistic practices in contemporary society. Here are some life experiences that will surely work their way into my posts: 1) retired social-psychology professor, 2) lived 10 years at Kripalu Yoga Ashram, 3) studied/ practiced, metal sculpture, ceramics, stained glass, photography, jazz drumming and painting, 4) currently studying and practicing Zen and Trumpet.
I view this Blog as an art performance piece. Like Tehching Hsieh and Linda Montano, pictured here, Performance artists often commit themselves to undertake difficult and repetitive tasks in the full view of the public and whether anyone actually witnesses the performance is secondary. For instance, Tehching Hsieh and Linda Montano, pictured above, tethered themselves together for a period of one year. It’s not really comparable, but I pledge to tether myself to my computer and commit myself to writing at least one blog post per week. While much of what I write here will reflect or be based on weekly conversations I have with my teacher Jake Gage Sensei, any opinions expressed here do not represent those of The Vista Zen Center.
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