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Gail Langstroth on Art and Inspiration with William Rock

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Gail Langstroth is interviewed on Art and Inspiration with William Rock. Gail is a eurythmist, poet and artist and has performed all over the world. In this interview, Gail Langstroth articulates the art and healing capacities of eurythmy. She also tells of her teaching in a remote part of Uganda and recites a poem that powerfully invokes her experience.

Ceinwen King-Smith on Art and Inspiration with William Rock

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Ceinwen King-Smith has been completely blind since birth. In this interview with William Rock on Art and Inspiration, she describes how she has taught herself to fluently speak eight languages and sing in eleven. Ceinwen takes on life with an indomitable spirit that inspire all who meet her. Ceinwen is also an educator, jewelry-maker, mother and world traveler. She has been to China 22 times. Ceinwen King-Smith has taught herself hundreds of folk songs in Chinese and several other languages. In this interview, she sings in Chinese, Polish, Russian and Japanese.

Sarah Shotland on Art and Inspiration with William Rock

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Sarah Shotland is interviewed on Art and Inspiration with William Rock. Sarah is a writer, educator and one of the founders of Words Without Walls, a creative writing program taught to the inmates at the Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In this interview, Sarah articulates her desire to implement positive societal change with "social art."  She also dialogues the humor and talent displayed by inmates and the power of  art and creativity to transform their lives even in the most restrictive of environments.

HH Menri Trizin on Art and Inspiration with William Rock

His Holiness the 33rd Menri Trizin is interviewed on Art and Inspiration with William Rock. HH Menri Trizin is the worldwide spiritual leader of The Tibetan Bon traditon. Bon is considered by many scholars to be the oldest belief-system known to man. HH Menri Trizin dialogues the origins of Bon in the land of Zhang Zhung (Shang Shung) which predates Tibet by thousands of years. His Holiness also discusses the importance of art and imagery in Tibetan Bon culture.

Download | Duration: 00:14:15

Tom Savini on Art and Inspiration with William Rock

Pioneering movie special-effects, makeup artist, actor and stuntman Tom Savini is interviewed on Art and Inspiration with William Rock. Tom Savini dialogues his inspirations and shares how perseverance paid off in his career. He discusses how he met George A. Romero and the importance of learning the techniques of your art. Tom also shares stories about working with Quentin Tarantino on Django Unchained.   

Download | Duration: 00:26:29

Huang Xiang on Art and Inspiration with William Rock

The Nobel Prize nominated poet Huang Xiang is interviewed on Art and Inspiration with William Rock. In this interview, Huang Xiang explores the source of his creativity, his philosophy of life and the nature of self. He articulates how he has remained a vital creative force under the most adverse of conditions. This interview features a philosophical, spiritual voice of the great poet not before heard in English. The translator is Lisu.  

Download | Duration: 00:28:14

Lama Glenn Mullin (pt. 1) on Art and Inspiration with William Rock

Lama Glenn Mullin lived in the Himalayas for twelve years and studied with thirty-five of the Great Living Masters of Tibetan Buddhism. He is the author of over twenty books about Tibetan Buddhism.  In this interview with William Rock on Art and Inspiration, Lama Glenn offers discourse on the ancient and majestic history of Tibet and the scholar Walter Evans Wentz . He discusses how tantric practice can create a focussed place within ourselves, as well as the limitations of the subject/object form of perception. 
(Part 1 of 2)


Download | Duration: 00:28:07

Lama Glenn Mullin (pt. 2) on Art and Inspiration with William Rock

Lama Glenn Mullin is one of the leading Tibetan Buddhist scholars in the world. In this interview with William Rock on Art and Inspiration, Lama Glenn describes how artists occupy a special place from a Buddhist perspective and are in touch with a divine side of being. He talks about what makes Tibetan Buddhist art sacred and the methods of making Tibetan Buddhist art as meditation. You will also learn about Frank Sinatra, Elvis and Lama Glenn's great, great, great, great, great grandfather Sir Francis Bacon and their influences on cultural development.
(Part 2 of 2)

 

Download | Duration: 00:24:13

James Simon on Art and Inspiration with William Rock

Artist and sculptor James Simon details the adventurous travels of his creatively lived life in this interview on Art and Inspiration with William Rock. James literally hit the rails at an early age and his creative explorations have not stopped since. He recounts his many travels and cross-cultural experiences that includes gypsies, Australian aborigines and Ken Kesey. He discusses the mentors that inspired him along the way and how all of his life experience is utilized in creating his monumental, rhythmic sculpture. James Simon's art is shown worldwide.

Download | Duration: 00:25:20



Dr. Nancy Minshew on Art and Inspiration with William Rock

Dr. Nancy Minshew, one of the world's leading autism researchers is interviewed by William Rock on Art and Inspiration. Dr. Minshew is the Director of The Center of Excellence in Autism Research. In this interview she offers the known facts surrounding autism.  She elaborates the latest in brain research and how the cortical system works and its role in those diagnosed.  Dr. Minshew also dialogues the development of language in infants and how the use of the hands plays an important role in early language development. She also offers hope in terms of the latest therapies and how 'mindfulness' and self-awareness is playing an important role in improving and sustaining interactive social skills with those diagnosed with autism.

Download | Duration: 00:24:37

The Dalai Lama (in dialogue pt. 1) on Art and Inspiration with William Rock

His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama in dialogue in New York City on Oct. 19, 2012. He speaks about how we all share this planet and essentially we are all one humanity. The Dalai Lama offers aspects about his middle-way approach as a solution to Tibetan and Chinese relations. He stresses that Tibetan Culture and Buddhist logic  has a lot to offer in its understandings of the subtle areas of mind and human emotions. He discusses the commonality of quantum physics and Buddhist thought and logic. The Dalai Lama recalls visiting many Buddhist Temples when he was in China. He encourages all to to see the other as a brother and sister and in this way you gain an inner confidence and then you can be truthful and create an inner trust and harmony.  Part 1 of 2.

 

Download | Duration: 00:27:07

The Dalai Lama (in dialogue pt. 2) on Art and Inspiration with William Rock

His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama in dialogue in New York City on Oct. 19, 2012.  He covers a myriad of topics from Mao and the early days of China's Revolution to quantum physics and its connection to Tibetan Buddhism. He discusses the danger of 'attachment' and overly identifying with national boundaries and narrow systems. The Dalai Lama expresses hope that China's current artists and writers are calling for freedom of expression and political reform. He also states, any society that uses force and fear brings distrust. The Dalai Lama says he is committed to championing 'happy human values' for the rest of his life. This is part 2 of 2.


  

Download | Duration: 00:31:16

Angelo Ciotti on Art and Inspiration with William Rock

Environmental reclamation artist, sculptor, painter and educator Angelo Ciotti casts light onto the importance of living a creative life in this interview with William Rock on Art and Inspiration. Angelo has undertaken massive environmental reclamation art projects worldwide. His creative work with abandoned coal mines and his efforts to heal the environment has garnered international acclaim. In this interview, Angelo discusses his early days in Rome, his art projects in China and Bolivia and his unflinching belief in accepting life as it presents itself.   

Download | Duration: 00:30:15

Robert Gibb on Art and Inspiration with William Rock

Renowned poet Robert Gibb discusses his work and creative process in this interview with William Rock on Art and Inspiration. Robert offers insights from his life of poetic pursuit and how growing up in the shadows of the Homestead Steel Mill influenced his poetry. He also reads two of his poems, one with reference to Basho and another in tribute to Edvard Munch. 

Download | Duration: 00:29:15

Ani Drubgyudma on Art and Inspiration with William Rock

Venerable Ani Drubgyudma a Western yogini nun ordained  in the Tibetan Drikung Kagyu Buddhist tradition as well as the Chinese Chan Buddhist tradition discusses her life and work in an interview with William Rock on Art and Inspiration. Ani dialogues the various levels of meditation practice and shares her wisdom on a myriad of subjects including the benefits of solitude, creativity and altruistic intent as a foundational practice for living.

Download | Duration: 00:31:28

Mimi Jong on Art and Inspiration with William Rock

Erhu musician, architect and artist Mimi Jong discusses her lifelong creative pursuits in this interview with William Rock on Art and Inspiration. Mimi also dialogues some of the finer points of Zen meditation and its relation to her art, life and worldwide collaborative projects. Mimi also plays a musical selection on the erhu that was originally written a 1000 years ago for an ancient Buddhist chant.

Download | Duration: 00:28:04

Cree Mullin and Mary Limbacher on Art and Inspiration with William Rock

Artist with autism, Cree Mullin, in an interview with William Rock on Art and Inspiration, articulates autism and how it actually enhances his sensitivity and insights in terms of the life he lives and the art he creates. In addition, Mary Limbacher  founder of Parents in Toto an Autism Resource Center for families, discusses the characteristics and creative sensitivities of those diagnosed with autism and aspergers

Download | Duration: 00:27:52

Susan Wagner on Art and Inspiration with William Rock

Susan Wagner is an accomplished artist and sculptor. In this interview with William Rock on Art and Inspiration, Susan discusses creating her many public art commissions and her ability to overcome obstacles sometimes imposed on her for being a female artist. 

Download | Duration: 00:28:18

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