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Happy All Mother’s Day!

What if, indeed, as Buddhist say we are all mothers to one another (past-present-future)? How would that change your part of the world? 2)What are the stories of mothers you’ve known? Wikipedia agrees that Mother’s Day isn’t just about biological mother’s. It’s about nurturing. Mother’s Day is a celebration that honors mothers and motherhood, maternal […]

“Carving Time,” by Eden Maxwell

Recently I sent one of my father’s carvings to Eden Maxwell–a blogging buddy who lives in New Mexico. Eden is not only a committed writer, but a writer with profound insight into the creative process. Eden posted “Carving Time” on his blog to acknowledge my father’s critter “I.M.A. Fox”–otherwise known as “Mr. Fox.” There’s a […]

Riehlife Poem-of-the-Day: “Miles | Stones | Epiphany,” by Eden Maxwell

Eden Maxwell joined us earlier this month by sharing his mother Adele Richter’s poem “A Child’s Regret.” Here Eden introduces his poem “Miles | Stones | Epiphany,” another Dharma autobiography. –JGR After reading Susan Ollar’s poem “Autobiography in Fourteen Lines,” I recalled a poem I wrote over a decade ago–a snapshot of a life in […]

Riehlife Poem-of-the-Day:”A Child’s Regret,” by Adele Richter

Adele Richter, Eden Maxwell’s mother, wrote “A Child’s Regret” in 1976. It’s timeless and universal. I met Eden Maxwell in 2008 when I read and reviewed The Artist Empowered:Define and Establish Your Value as an Artist. Eden’s book contains everything needed to sustain creativity over a lifetime. He is a man of soul intent on […]

Science of Compassion link: What We Know Now & What We all Can Do

Photo by Eden Maxwell, from the Tibetan Museum on Staten Island His Holiness the Dalai Lama is joined at this event by four distinguished panelists. In addition to the interaction of the panelists, you’ll see short videos on the panelists’ work. Here’s the link for April 11, 2008 session (9-11 PST) at University of Washington, […]

Eden Maxwell “An Artist Empowered,” Dharma-infused artful living

Here is the entire interview with Eden Maxwell, all in one piece, if you’d prefer to read it that way rather than chunked out into the three featured posts: April 10, 2008: Artist Eden Maxwell’s Life Purpose is Dharma in Daily Life April 9, 2008: Eden Maxwell on Art in Zen and the Zen of […]

Riehlife Review: Eden Maxwell’s “An Artist Empowered”

Eden Maxwell’s weblog “The Soul of Fine Art” is a fine place to “delve into art, passion, writing, dharma, character, consciousness, culture, intuition, evolution, and the spirit we call soul. Eden Maxwell’s breakout book An Artist Empowered: Define and Establish Your Value as an Artist—Now is, indeed, a triumph over rejection and a 435 page […]

Artist Eden Maxwell’s Life Purpose is Dharma in Daily Life

A gift might be innate, but not inevitable. Many are called; few choose to go.—Eden Maxwell. Are you bringing your gifts to fruition? Clif Johnston hosts Eden Maxwell today on his Zen Junk Tumblelog. Click here to read a comprehensive interview. Eden Maxwell, author of “An Artist Empowered: Define and Establish Your Value as an […]

Eden Maxwell on Art in Zen and the Zen of Art

Zen is a term that is bandied around in common language with great freedom. Here, a Zen practitioner and artist, Eden Maxwell, author of “An Artist Empowered: Define and Establish Your Value as an Artist—Now” tells us how these realms interconnect. Riehlife: What does Zen Buddhism have to do with art? Eden Maxwell: The source […]

Eden Maxwell: Make Rejection Work for Your Creative Life

If you know your purpose and the value of your process, then nothing will deter you from your mission, your dharma.—Eden Maxwell No matter what your art form or field of expression: visual arts, performing arts, or writing—one thing is for certain: you will encounter rejection. When you do, what is the most healthy and […]