It seems almost as if I was nudged into my spiritual quest from the very beginning of this life. I was born in a German DP camp to parents who had survived the Holocaust and spent my childhood in the infant nation of Israel. Like many seekers, I have weathered bouts of depression which spurred me to dig ever deeper to find the truth of my being and the meaning of my life.
I have sat Zen, practiced Vipassana meditation, and studied Kabalistic, Yoga, and Buddhist philosophies. Through my work with AIDS patients, I have seen firsthand the potent resilience of our inner joy. The practice of mindfulness has taught me the power of the present moment, and meditative breathing techniques have led me to the source of healing and joy within.
I have discovered that at the core of my being, I am a child of God, a part of the universe, and a lover of life, connected to all beings through the blessing of the breath of life. Through it all, I have learned that I can create a life of joy, whatever is going on around me. I can be an artist of living.
At this moment in my journey, I am clear that my reason for being is to share this approach with others, helping to move the world toward wellbeing and joy, as we all become Artists of Living.
I thank you for your interest and hope that we may work together in the future.
In health, joy, and compassion,
Samuel Jakob Kirschner