Honored to have been a guest on the Reasonably Catholic program on WESU-FM where I discussed commonalities between Christianity and Buddhism – and really – the thing at the heart of humanity with or without religion: Compassion.
Very appreciative of hello, Bethel! for this article they just published about my work in music, writing and coaching and the path that led me here, and to Jennie Davidson Brown for pulling all the varied threads together so nicely! . Read more here:
Hersam Acorn Press, February 15, 2018
Living Compassion, The Dalai Lama’s Life Story in Music, Words, and Pictures
Mini-Documentary by Irina Patkanian and Ralph Augustus Ford
It was an honor for me to participate both as Associate Producer and pianist performing with the Dalai Lama’s beautiful and brilliant niece, Tencho Gyatso and Grammy Award nominee, Tibetan Flutist, Nawang Khechog for the concert held at Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield Connecticut, June 17, 2017.
Celebrating compassion, Tencho Gyatso’s narration of the story of the Dalai Lama’s life outlined his powerfully moving journey beginning from the time he was two years old and first recognized as the Fourteenth Dalai Lama through his escape from Tibet as a young monk during the Communist Chinese invasion of Tibet and then as he continued on to fill his role as a world leader and one of the most beloved men of our time.
Nawang Khechog gave a beautiful performance on a variety of Tibetan flutes as well as his own designed creation, the Universal Horn. The pieces he and I performed together were improvisations intended to convey, even in the midst of violence and turmoil, the hopefulness, strength, and always present spirit of compassion and wisdom that His Holiness the Dalai Lama has never failed to demonstrate.
Listen to the radio interview with Dr. Henry Grayson. Janet and Dr. Grayson talk about How Generosity Works, and some of the Buddhist teachings that are presented in the book.
Massage Therapy Journal, Fall 2009 Issue: Lead article written as a guide for massage therapists opening their own practice or bringing new life to an existing practice. Read Article
Read my guest post on Patheos.com blog: The Creative Power of Mindfulness
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Thank you Alice Hutchinson at Byrd’s Booksfor hosting such a lovely afternoon for How Patience Works