PHOTOGRAPHY AUDIO VISUAL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
Journey To Awaken
Unity behind our Diversity
From the holiest sites of our world's great religions
to images of ancient cultures, the artistic to the sacred, the beautiful to the heartbreaking.
"There is a principle which is a bar against all information,
which is proof against all arguments and which
cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance.
That principle is contempt prior to investigation."
Thank you for taking the time to view my work and the possibility of
working together in bringing a positive change to our world. The photography you see through out this website represents a small sampling
of my work and what Journey To Awaken is about.
Traveling to many fascinating places my work is to share what I learn and experience from other cultures and their wisdom traditions. To develop multi dimensional art forms that help us take a unique and interesting look at our world through a broad range of topics...particularly the mystical
dance between spirit, nature, culture and history.
It is not my purpose or intent to impose a religious or cultural belief upon anyone but rather to develop mediums that educate, inspire and motivate people to take a deeper and clearer look into the human condition, explore topics that offer us alternative ways of living through non-violence, compassion and wisdom and support concepts in which we can serve both world and spirit.
Most of these concepts I have tried to present through my audiovisual and educational programs. With Journey To Awaken being an on going body of work
what I have tried present here is a small sampling of some of the
subject matter from those formats.
combines the words Dharma and Photography, a word I coined to better express the nature of my work. Dharma is a Sanskrit word used in eastern wisdom traditions. It is a complex and comprehensive term with many meanings and connotations. Dharma is that which upholds the cosmos. It includes phenomenon, nature, divine law, ethics, religion, duties, responsibilities, virtue, justice and truth. It is the right and righteous
path that permeates the universe and all that exists.
For information on purchasing prints or booking
audio visual presentations and Kirtans please go to the Ordering/Contact Us
tab in the purple box to the left.
FOR AN AUDIO VISUAL DEMO
Click on the Audio Visual Previews tab in the purple box to the left.
Traveling is one of the greatest classrooms in the world,
even within our own country and its short history. Compare ourselves
to the ancientness of the rest of the world and our perspective can change dramatically. Traveling to foreign lands has touched my life deeply. The subtle effects are numerous and hard to reproduce in any setting; the smells, the food, the clothes, the language, the customs and spiritual traditions. Most of all the interaction with the people; their living standards, priorities and the incredible poverty/oppression that is still so prevalent in many parts
of the world. It has humbled me beyond imagination!
Although it is hard to see these things it is even harder to turn away and pretend they don't exist. It has helped me to appreciate what I often take for granted and be willing to give back more freely in a variety of ways to
those less fortunate. I hope in some way you feel this to be a
rewarding and motivating experience in your life.
Joy and Blessings on your Journey.
Educational Programs and Public Events
I would like to encourage you to stop by on occasion to see what programs,
projects and special events Journey To Awaken is involved in. Aside from
ongoing spiritual pilgrimages, travel photography and audio visual
programs many of the Educational Programs and Events include hosting and
coordinating public events which have included luminaries such as Ram Dass,
Swami Kriyananda, Tibetan Monks from various monastaries and schools
including Sera Je, Gaden Ngari Khangsten and the Gaden Shartse Sacred Earth
and Healing Arts Tours to Interfaith Dialogue, Music and Art Programs and
venues addressing issues on gender-based violence.
Tibetan Sand Mandala's
(Click on the Trinity link below to see video on the making of a sand mandala)
Over the years you may have had the opportunity to see and experience numerous sand mandalas throughout Sacramento at various locations such as the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento Buddhist Church, Unitarian Universalist Church, Trinity Cathedral, Spiritual Life Center etc.
This sacred practice and art form have been hosted by myself and friends.
We have also offered teachings on Tibetan Buddhism and
look forward to presenting many more
similar events in the future.
Please check in with the
Upcoming Events/Educational Programs
tabs for more information about these events as they arise.
Again, thank you for checking in and supporting our work.