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!

Visual Art

Episode 16 : Donna Mikkelsen


Hudson valley artist and educator Donna Mikkelsen and I talk about drawing simultaneously with both hands, the healing power of daily practice, dance and intentional movement, and the experience of teaching ambi drawing to groups. https://www.ambiarts.net

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 45.11MB - Duration: 50:29 m (125 kbps 44100 Hz)

Episode 12 : Shelley Marlow


Artist and author Shelley Marlow and I discuss the finer points of creativity, gender identity, the writing process, and living in New York City that flowed together to make her novel, "Two Augusts in a Row in a Row."

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 97.17MB - Duration: 1:04:10 m (212 kbps 44100 Hz)

Episode 6 : Cody Rounds


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


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 2 : Eva Lee


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)