Akhil Jobanputra

"portrait of the artist"

Born and raised in Vancouver, Akhil Jobanputra started his journey in the Indian classical vocal form known as khayal at the age of three. Akhil is currently under the tutelage of Gurus (masters) Dr. Pandit Arun Dravid and Pandit Arijit Mahalanabis. He has also received guidance from Pandit Sanjeev Abhyankar. Akhil’s music is shaped by …

Anita Sinclair

"portrait of the artist"

Anita Sinclair is a British born artist, educator and curator with extensive experience in both commercial and in the fine arts and a new interest in the sacred arts.  She earned a Master of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting. As a conceptual artist her inspiration comes from her deep-rooted connection with biological sciences, her involvement …

Anna Weisman

"portrait of the artist"

Anna Weisman has always loved to sketch and paint. She has had the privilege of studying Newari Thangka painting with two masters of the art, Dinesh Shreshta (Berkeley, California) and his brother Udaya Shreshta (Kathmandu, Nepal). Anna now creates Yantras with the Berkeley collective One Earth Sacred Arts.

Claudia Anfuso (Sri Acala)

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After attaining a BA in Psychology from Georgetown University (Washington DC), I embarked upon a lifetime of exploration. My studies in various subjects include: meditation, yoga, tantra, and esoteric and spiritual sciences including Jyotiṣa, Hasta Sāmudrika Śāstra, and Vāstu. . Jyotiṣa, from the Sanskrit word for Light, is the sacred ancient Indian art of interpreting …

Dinesh Shrestha

"portrait of the artist"

Dinesh Charan Shrestha is a leader of both the traditional and contemporary Newar art of Nepal. His sacred artworks depicting deities are solidly based on traditional Nepalese iconography but include influences from other sources, including naturalistic anatomy, photographic lighting, and Italian Renaissance art. He is renowned for his incredible attention to detail in both his …

Ekabhumi

"portrait of the artist"

Ekabhumi is an award-winning poet, author, illustrator, yoga instructor and arts educator with 20 years of international teaching experience. Ekabhumi’s poetry, prose, and illustrations have been published widely, including articles in Tarka Magazine, illustrations in Sally Kempton’s Awakening Shakti and his own Bhakti Coloring Book, which is now available from Sounds True Press. He is currently a member of the core faculty of livingsanskrit.com and co-founder of Mystic Art Retreats. …

Heather Madden

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I can’t really believe everyone isn’t an artist.  I started drawing peoples’ portraits at 5.  I have improved a little bit since then, but don’t feel I really know a thing until I paint it. I sincerely hope my work inspires everyone to explore their creative potential. I love painting on walls, which lead me …

Jennifer Mazzucco

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Jennifer will be eternally grateful to all of her professors from Hartford Art School during her BFA in Illustration and Pace University while working on her Masters of Art Education for teaching her how to be an artist and a caring teacher who strives to be a change-maker. Yet Pema Rinzin, with whom she studied Tibetan Thangka …

Kanika Tripathi

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Kanika Tripathi is a professional artist, with a BA in Fashion/Graphic Design and a certified Hatha Yoga instructor in the Shivananda lineage. She has also studied jyotish (vedic astrology) and spiritual practices extensively with with Dr. David Frawley and Yogini Shambhavi. Her interest in sacred art came after a series of personal unfoldings and experiences. …