8. Har-Prakash Khalsa – Flow States & Creativity
In this conversation we talked about the value of flow states, how to bring them into our lives and nurture them, the parallels between practicing mindfulness and art making, art viewing and art experiencing.
Har-Prakash is an accomplished artist and a mindfulness teacher. He is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and his artwork has been exhibited across Canada and in the United States, Ireland and England. His artistic practice is multi-disciplinary including photography, painting, printmaking and performance.
His work is fuelled equally by neuroscience, nature, beauty, human intimacy and behaviour, the world’s mystical traditions and the inner science of sensory investigation through three decades of personal meditation practice.
Har-Prakash has a deep love for the meditation processes of various traditions, including the contemplative Christian, Hindu, Sikh, Sufi and Buddhist and scientific perspectives.
The first reason why I started this podcast adventure is because I was having so many precious exchanges with art colleagues that I wanted to share them with the world.
I recently contacted Har-Prakash with a question about creativity and mindfulness and I loved his response so I decided to bring the conversation to the mic and share it with others.
Art resources that Har-Prakash says we should know about:
Music & Performance
Check out Har-Prakash and his son Gurudayal’s book Everything Else In The Universe.
Also make sure you visit Gurudayal photography’s website: https://www.gurudayalkhalsa.com
At the beginning of the conversation we mention Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s book: Flow – The Psychology of Optimal Experience
And check out Har-Prakash mindfulness teachings https://vimeo.com/hpkmindfulnesstraining
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