Drawing Your Own Path

Since publishing "Drawing Your Own Path : 33 Practices at the Crossroads of Art and Meditation" with Parallax Press in 2016, John Simon has begun organizing a community of creative contemplatives; people interested in exploring Art and Meditation. For this community podcast, he is recording discussions and interviews with contemporary artists and contemplatives about their personal experiences and lessons from their practices. Enjoy!

Meditation

Episode 19 : John F Simon Jr

05-10-2018

After interviewing Deborah J Haynes in episode #17 the conversation hasn't stopped! In this episode the tables are turned and Deborah interviews me. We delve deeply into studio practice and the source of creativity.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 69.9MB - Duration: 1:14:52 m (131 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 17 : Deborah Haynes

30-07-2018

Deborah J Haynes is a giant whose shoulders I stand on! Her experience and practice as a creative contemplative inspire me and show me the way to a deeply integrated and engaged studio. https://deborahjhaynes.com/

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 51.4MB - Duration: 55:47 m (129 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 15 : Janine Ibbotson

23-05-2018

Contemplative Artist Janine Ibbotson dives deep into Enso practice and shares her genuine love and respect for this ancient , creative, and meditative method of painting. We talk about paper, ink, and brushes, as well as the state of mind of the painter.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 60.08MB - Duration: 1:03:53 m (131 kbps 32000 Hz)




Episode 9 : Rick Jarow

26-11-2017

I chat with author, professor of religious studies, and mystic Rick Jarrow about the sources of creativity, his current retreat, and how the open masculine archetype is so important today.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 84.71MB - Duration: 1:06:03 m (179 kbps 32000 Hz)




Episode 7 : Nancy Princenthal

23-10-2017

Nancy Princenthal joins me to discuss creativity and meditation in the life of Agnes Martin, the subject of her 2015 book, "Agnes Martin : Her Life and Art". I also ask her about creativity in her own writing process.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 65.47MB - Duration: 1:01:01 m (150 kbps 48000 Hz)




Episode 6 : Cody Rounds

14-09-2017

From here in Sugar Loaf, NY, I talk to Cody Rounds, an artist, meditation teacher, community leader, and all-around magic person. We talk over her artistic growth and debate the sources of creative energy.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 63.79MB - Duration: 1:03:36 m (140 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 5 : Wendy Ann Greenhalgh

14-08-2017

Please join me for a wide ranging (and bonus extra long!) conversation with Wendy Ann Greenhalgh, author of Mindfulness and the Art of Drawing. We talk about red threads, blind contours, and the source of creativity.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 68.03MB - Duration: 1:29:35 m (106 kbps 44100 Hz)




Episode 4 : Amy Maricle

18-07-2017

Amy Maricle and I discuss the benefits of daily creative practice, working with the inner critic, and her efforts to help others through MindfulArtStudio.com and the Facebook group called CreativeSelfCare.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 64.78MB - Duration: 1:03:17 m (143 kbps 48000 Hz)




Episode 3 : Laura Vitale

12-06-2017

Artist and meditator Laura Vitale spends some time in between silent retreats to talk about her creative process and her meditative path.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 61.17MB - Duration: 1:01:16 m (140 kbps 48000 Hz)




Episode 2 : Eva Lee

22-05-2017

Eva Lee, visual artist, film maker, and meditator joins me to talk about Mandalas, brain waves, and Dr. Seuss

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 32.53MB - Duration: 59:46 m (76 kbps 16000 Hz)




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