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A
John Abduljaami - A Visit with John Abduljaami
Gale Antokal - Some Thoughts on Her Work
Tatyana Apraksina - A Face that Held No Riddles
Salma Aratsu - An Appreciation
David Armstrong - Founding AMOCA
Salma Arastu - DeWitt Cheng
Chester Arnold - Prayers and Warnings
Bryant Austin - Swimming with Whales
Americ Azevedo - The Truth Demands to Be Lived

B
Jane Baker – Working Assets
Clayton Bailey - Dr. Gladstone and Psychoceramics
Rob Barnard - On Joseph Campbell's Way of the Artist
Jim Barton - A Certain Mathematics
Michael Beck
Arthur Bell – Strange and Marvelous
Richard Berger – Elusive Genius
Richard Berger - Necessities
Richard Berger - To All Artists Known and Unknown
Richard Berger - Elephanta
Richard Berger - Pal
In Memory of Richard Berger - R. Whittaker
Charles Bigger - On Philosophy
Donna Billick, Diane Ullman - Art and Science Fusion at UCDavis
Phil Borges
Sam Bower - Greenmuseum
Sam Bower - Art As Service
Sam Bower, Anne Veh - Giftivism and Generosity
Demetrio Braceros - New Trail of Hope
Robert Brady - Desert Canto
Robert Brady - at BAC
Kathleen Branagan - Mike Mansfield
Ruth Braunstein - Braunstein/Quay
Larry Brilliant - Birds and Saints Don't Collect
Jim Brooks - The Right Stuff
Mark Bulwinkle - What Drives Us?
Mark Bulwinkie - A Visit with John Abduljaami
Doug Burgess - Weeds
Abe Burickson - What Are We Living For?
Abe Burickson - On Wonder

C
Drew Cameron, Drew Matott - Combat Papermakers
Adam Campbell - A Taste for Life
Jim Campbell  - Frames of Reference
Bruce Cannon  - Precession of the Simulacra
Dr. Eduardo Cardona - First, You Have To Be
T. Carney, Jane Wodening, L. Felzmann, R.Whittaker
(Panel Discussion "Enter the Wild" at di Rosa Gatehouse Gallery)
Squeak Carnwath - Advocate of the Unwatched Life
Squeak Carnwath - Reflections on Painting
Squeak Carnwath - at BAC
Rolando Castellon - Mysterious Stranger
Enrique Martínez Celaya - Self and Beyond Self
Enrique Martínez Celaya - On Art and Mindfulness (an excerpt)
Enrique Martínez Celaya - The Parting of the Exemplary Museum
Enrique Martínez Celaya - Guide
     part 1
     part 2
     part 3
     part 4
     part 5
     part 6
     part 7
     part 8
     part 9
     part 10 (conclusion)
Enrique Martínez Celaya - A Personal Note on Compassion
John Chambers  - You Bloom, We Bloom
Phil Chan - Art and Ethics
Francis Xavier Charet - Consciousness Studies
Carl Cheng - The John Doe Company
DeWitt Cheng - Salma Arastu, An Appreciation
Ani Choying - Talks in Santa Clara
Tracy Cochran - Awakin Call
Loren Cole - An Unknown Hero
Linda Connor - Outside of Time
Andy Couturier - The Abundance of Less
Kathleen Cramer - I Touch Art
Kathleen Cramer - Seven Sunsets
Kathleen Cramer - Looking for a House in Greece - 
                 A Tour with Heidegger

D
Grace Dammann - Before and After
Betsy Damon - Living Water
Ram Das, Rachel Naomi Remen - Aging and Dying
Haricharan Das - In the Company of Saints
Krishna Das - with Angula Ram
Erik d’Azevedo - Culture Shock
Melanie DeMore - Sound Awareness 
Kristen van Diggelen - This Gift I've Been Given
Diane Ding -  Hidden Stories
Diane Ding - Panel Discussion, Dolby Chadwick Gallery
Penelope Dinsmore - The Treasure
Marcia Donahue - Working with Hot Material
Marcia Donahue - Anti-Ivory-Tower Device
Sheila Donis - A Life of Giving
James Doolin - Journey
Bill Douglass - Jimbo's Bop City and Other Tales
Craig Downer, Elyse Gardner - Plight of the Wild Horses
Bill Drayton - (audio) Everyone a Changemaker w/MIchael Lerner
Mark Dubois - How Do We Wake Up?
Dan Duncan - Poet Laureate of Virtual Reality

E
Chris Eckert - Borderlands
Andre Enard - Toward Inaccessible Places
Michelle Esrick - On Making Saint Misbehavin'
John Evans - Make a Living, Make a Life
Michael Evans, David Parker - The Vital Image

F
Cherri Farrell - Kitchen Teachings
Bella Feldman, Elizabeth Sher - Bella, Bella (at BAC premiere)
L. Felzmann, T. Carney, J. Wodening, R. Whittaker
"Into the Wild" panel at di Rosa Gatehouse Gallery
Carlo Ferretti's Cove  - R. Whittaker
Roberto Fierro - A Born Artist
Fredric Fierstein - An Outrageous Act
Fredric Fierstein - Bicycling to Mongolia
Florin Ion Firimita - An Immigrant Artist's Story
Cevan Forristt - On Gardens and Taking Chances
Viola Frey - Who Creates Originals, Ever?
James Friedman - On Akido
Reiko Fujii - The Glass Kimono
David Fullarton - Congratulations on Your Caribou
William Fuller lll - Portfolio

G
Terrence Galvin - The Meaning of Proportion
Barbara Ganzkow - Flying the Big Ones
Elyse Gardner, Craig Downer - Wild Horses
Barbara Gates - Combat Papermakers
Barbara Gates - Making Paper with Charnel Rag
James Genone - Minerva Schools at KGI
James George – If Not Now, When?
James George - Who Am I? And For What?
Steve Georgiou - Remembering Robert Lax
Jody Gillerman - Real and Surreal
Wavy Gravy - Saint Misbehavin'
Michael Grbich - Bridges to Cross
Susan Hyde Greene - Art and Healing
John Grim, Mary Evelyn Tucker - Living Cosmologies
Doug Groves - Ranch Life and Rawhide Braiding

H
Silas Hagerty – Dakota 38
Silas Hagerty – Smooth Feather Productions
Peter Hagerty - The Coconut Monk
James Hajicek - To Fall In Darkness - Gifts of Suffering, Gifts of Rejoicing
Malcolm Hall - Rover Khayyam
Ladislav Hanka - What We Actually Love -
                Reflections on Contemporary Art
Ladislav Hanka - In Pursuit of Birds
Ladislav Hanka - Some Thoughts Sent to Ted Orland
Ladislav Hanka - Gitche Gumee: Big Water, Cradle of My Inspiration
Ladislav Hanka - Great Wall of Bees
David Harrison - The Path to Watercolor Enlightenment
Rue Harrison - Beyond the Known Territory
Rue Harrison - Jungle of Montini
Rue Harrison - Animalair: First Summer Session Abroad
Ann Hatch - Making a Place for Art
Rick Hawes - Unauthorized Civic Improvements
Germán Herrera - Portfolio
Gareth Hill - Reflections of a Jungian Analyst
Pam Hiller - A Weaver's Reflections
Edith Hillinger - Courage
Edith Hillinger - Building a Life in Art
Ron Hobbs - Reflections
Ron Hobbs - Brotherhood of Fools
Ron Hobbs - Half a Mile from Taos Pueblo
Ron Hobbs - Three Bird Stories
Ron Hobbs - The Honey Peddler
Ron Hobbs - Grandmother Gypsy
Ron Hobbs - Kilo Charles Six VHU
Ron Hobbs - Dawn of a Question
                     The Poem that Lovers Seek
                     Joe Sun Hawk
Mary Daniel Hobson - Arts and Healing Network
Lee Hoinacki - Conscience and Courage
Archana Horsting - KALA and An Artist's Journey
Professor Ron Howard - Waking Up
Professor Ron Howard - The Best Game There Is
Charles Howard - Radical Love and Holy Play
James Hubbell - A Life of One's Own
Daniel Hunter - The Idea of Something Real
Katina Huston - Smart Arts - Observations on Art in Academia
Katina Huston - An American Artist in Japan
Leigh Hyams  -  This Incredible Fact of Being Alive
Leigh Hyams - Trusting the Process

I
Indigo Animal - A Conversation with Rue Harrison
Indigo Animal - First Summer Session Abroad
Indigo Animal - Reviewed in Parabola

J
Jeremiah Jenkins - What Is Art For?
Jeremiah Jenkins - Panel Discussion, Dolby Chadwick Gallery
Ed Johnson - Beauty and Science

K
Peter Kalmus - The Question of Progress
Richard Kamler - An Art of Engagement pt 1
Richard Kamler - An Art of Engagement pt 2
Jon Kerpel - Revisiting Alameda
Karma Kitchen - A Taste of the New Counter-Culture
Peter Kingsley - Remembering What We Have Forgotten
Peter Kingsley - Finding What Is Real
Manuel Klarmann - Eaternity
Eric Klatt - Regarding Fencelines
Eric Klatt - Portfolio
Lisa Kokin - Reflections and Reconfigurations
Matthew Kowalski - Giving Back What Was So Clearly Given To Me
Dr. Ramkumar Kutty - Vaidyagrama, In Search of Authentic Ayurveda

L
Shabir Latif – Emotional Intelligence
Mike Lay - Acrylic on Hardboard
Yoo-Mi Lee - From Money to Meaning
Tom Leddy - The Garden As Art
Cheryl Leonard - Music Outside the Music Box
Michael Lerner - Inner and Outer Healing
Michael Levenston/B. Woodsworth - Vancouver's City Farmers
Audrey Lin -  Alive in the World
Audrey Lin - Interview with Rev. Heng Sure
Elaine Ling - Remote Wonders
Karl Linn - Reclaiming a Commons
Hung Liu - Susie Davis, R. Whittaker
Tom Lorio - R. Whittaker
Brenda Louie - Flowers from the Sky
Richard Lueker, M.D. - A Miracle Cure

M
Marjorie Maddox - Writing Across the Genres
John Malloy - We Are  All in This Together
Vaea Marx - Koan
John Mason - No  Simple Answers
Pavi Mehta - Three Short Pieces
Meredith May - For the Love of Bees
Meredith May - I Who Did Not Die
Susan McCaslin - The Divine and Embodied Feminine
Dan McCormick, Mary O’Brien - Restoration
Michael C. McMillen - The Alchemy of Things
Murray Mednick - Hidden Curtain
Murray Mednick - On Acting and Performance in My Plays
Pavi Mehta - Three Short Pieces
Nipun Mehta - A Journey to Service
Jim Melchert  - Getting There Is Half the Fun
Jim Melchert  - Lucky Breaks
Nancy Mellon - Story Telling As a Healing  Art
Gabriel Meyer - Stretching Identity
Manulani Aluli Meyer - Kozo Hattori
David Milarch - Nurseryman
Michael Miller - Pottery and the Ancient Life
Taya Doro Mitchell - Keeping Your Hands Moving
Taya Doro Mitchell - Following Taya
Doris Mitsch - Poetry Found in the Cloud
Rod, Andree Moen - Two Jewelers of New Mexico
David Molesky - Infinite Water
Money and My Relationship with It - Jacob Needleman, Min Lee, Mark Finser, Susan Sergent
Kate Munger - Threshold Choir
Anne Muller - Bhutan's Gross National Happiness Index
George Murphy -
Joe Murphy (Joe Peace) - Peace Chain Reaction
Ann Firth Murray - Can Love Be a Force for Social Justice?

N
Mas Nakaima, Janet Roth - Spirit Rock
Tom Nakashima, Rob Barnard - The Artist's Way
Tom Nakashima -  A Way of Working
Ron Nakasone – Art of Sho
Ron Nakasone – Formless Form
Jeff Nedry - Kindness Journey
Gail Needleman - Music Is Something You Do
Gail Needleman - Outshine the Sun
Jacob Needleman - Art & Philosophy
Jacob Needleman – (audio) Why Can't We Be Good?
Jacob Needleman - What Is God?
Juan Negrin - A Life of Service to the Huichol
Sam Nejati - What Does It Mean to Be Human?
Mark Nepo - The Journey of Awakening
Brent Nettle - Eldergivers
Kevin Nierman - Interview by Nancy Selvin
Thu Nguyen - Connectivity
Saïd Nuseibeh - The Bond of Mystical Beauty

O
Ida Oberman - The Whole Child and Urban Education - A Waldorf Perspective
Mary O’Brien/Daniel McCormick - Restoration
James O’Dea - Reconciliation, Forgiveness and Restorative Justice
Nathan Oliveira - Fundamentals
Jame Opie - Reflections of a High School Teacher
Ruth Ozeki - We Are All Time-Beings

P
Slobodan Dan Paich -  Living Culture
Slobodan Dan Paich -  Art For Social Change
Slobodan Dan Paich - Artship in America
David Parker - The Phenomenal World
David Parker, Michael Evans - The Vital Image
Jonathan Parker – "Untitled"
Joe Peace (Joe Murphy) - Peace Chain-Reaction
Lea Pearlman - Inspiring Happiness
Michael Penn - On Hopelessness and Hope
Sam Perry - At Sanchez Art Center
Sam Perry - A Feeling for Beauty
Ann Petru - A Doctor For Life
Judy Pfaff - The Interior Landscape
Irene Pijoan - Lucidity
Zach Pine -  Life Practice
J. S. Porter, Susan McCaslin - The Divine and Embodied Feminine


R
Milan Rai - The Butterfly Effect
Mary Rakow - Looking for a Context for Enrique Martinez Celaya's Work
Eliza Ramos - Into the Real
Lobsang Rapgay - Aesthetic Thought
Jeffrey Rawlins - From Arcosanti with Love
Lea Redmond - Say Grace
Godfrey Reggio - A Call for a Another Way of Living
Naomi Remen, Ram Das - Aging and Dying
Paul Reynard - Beyond Beauty
Juan Rodriquez - I Was A Gallery Guard at the Met
Robert Roehl - Seeing
Robert Roehl - Catman
Brian Rood - Avenue Books
Jane Rosen - Intelligence of Life
Jane Rosen - Seeing
Jane Rosen -  Importance of Questions
Jane Rosen - On Paul Reynard
Jane Rosen - Art 12, A Day in Drawing Class
Jane Rosen - East and West
Jane Rosen - Hawk Story
Laurence Rosenthal - On Composing for Film
Mary Rothschild - Considering Media in the Light of Relationship and Attention
Dennis Rubenstein (Tree) - San Francisco's Free Farm
Ursula von Rydingsvard - Objects of Presence

S
Meredith Sabini - The Dumpster
Bob Sadler - A Common Humanity
Fariba Safai - The Power of Giving Panel at BAC
Marvin Sanders - Magic Flute
Dr. Len Saputo - Integral Health Medicine
Susan Schaller - Story of a Contemporary Miracle
Donald Schell - Risking Song
Dickson Schneider - Looking for Something That's True
Dickson Schneider -  Free Art
Dean Schwarz - On Marguerite Wildenhain and the Deep Work of Making Pots
Laurie Seagel - A Man Impossible to Classify
Camille Seaman - We All Belong to the Earth
James (Cal) Seeba - Medicine Journey
Peter Selz - A Life In Art
Peter Selz - At the Berkeley Art Center
Enrique Serrato - Crazy for Art
Bela Shah - John Chambers and Bloom Bars
Bela Shah, Audrey Lin - Interview with Rev. Heng Sure
Bela Shah - Ann Firth Murray - Can Love Be a Force for Social Justice?
Rajesh Shah - Two Climates of Bangalore
Richard Shaw - Magic Tricks
Elizabeth Sher - Bella, Bella
Katherine Sherwood - Art and Healing
Raphael Shevelev - Seeing Is Relationship
John Shirley - The Courage of Consciousness
Radek Skrivanek - They Dying Sea
Paul Van Slambrouck - Reflections on Journalism
Paul Van Slambrouck - Thoughts on Art Left Behind
Paul Van Slambrouck - On Seeing
Paul Van Slambrouck - Meridian Gallery in S.F.
Paul Van Slambrouck - A Moment Along the Mississippi
Ashley Smith - Power of Giving Panel at BAC
Leslie Smith - Remembering an Outsider Artist
Paolo Soleri - Architecture As Salvation
Frederick Sontag - A Time of Searching
Stephen De Staebler - Body and Spirit
Joan di Stefano - The Action of Light
Mary Stein - The Gift of Danger
Mary Stein - Victoria Sweet
Mary Stein - James Friedman on Akido
Mary Stein - Cheryl Leonard - Music Outside the Music Box
Mary Stein - Ruth Ozeki - A Tale for the Time Being
Mary Stein - Donald Schell - Risking Song
Mary Stein - Interview with Bonnie Wells
Mary Stein - The Bear Under the Table
Mary Stein - The Way North
Mary Stein - An Invitation to Dance
Livia Stein - A Visit to India
Irene Sullivan - Understanding of the Heart
Rev. Heng Sure - Cultivation and Practice
Wendy Sussman - Real Painting
Dr. Victoria Sweet - Slow Medicine

T
Hadi Tabatabai - Not This, Not That
Haid Tabatabai - In Memory of Agnes Martin
Zoshi Takayuki - Spirit Carver
Jerry Takigawa - Grace In Uncertainty
Jacqueline Thurston - Time In Egypt
John Toki - Many Dimensions
John Toki - And Some Reflections on Cultural Service
Alfred Tolle - Wisdom Together
Ehren Tool - The Power of Giving Panel at BAC
Ehren Tool - A Marine's Journey
Lucy Traber - Coming to One's Senses
Tree (Dennis Rubenstein) - San Francisco's Free Farm
Quincy Troupe - A Poet's Journey
Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim - Living Cosmologies
James Turrell - Greeting the Light

U
Diane Ullman, Donna Billick - Art and Science Fusion at UCDavis
David Ulrich - Remembering Minor White
John Upton - A Life in Photography
John Upton, David Ulrich - Mirrors and Manifestations 

V
Kristen van Diggelen - This Gift I've Been Given
Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee - Deep Water
Ursula von Rydingsvard - Objects of Presence
Anne Veh - Steve Karlin and Susie Bear
Anne Veh - Betty Peck
Anne Veh - Interview of Nany Mellon
Anne Veh - Judith Selby and Richard Lang
Anne Veh - Giftivism and Generosity
Susan Vorbeck - Cotton and Silk
Susan Vorbeck - Two Childhood Stories

W
Gale Wagner - at BAC
Gale Wagner - Free Flight
Gale Wagner - An Art of Joy
Ann Weber - Enough, Not Enough
Ann Weber - Panel Discussion, Dolby Chadwick Gallery
John Wehrle - First Do No Harm
Tom Weidlinger - Tree of the Art of the Mind
Bonnie Wells -  Material Grace
J. Kathleen White - A Collection of Vases
J. Kathleen White - The Cur(s)e of the Mummy
Julian White - Interview by Jan Boyer
Richard Whittaker - Interview -Point Reyes Dialogues
Richard Whittaker - Interview - Berkeley Treasures
Richard Whittaker - Interview - Talking with Artists
Richard Whittaker - Interview - Future Department of Authentic Self
Richard Whittaker - Interview - Karma Kitchen
             Remembering An Outsider Artist
             Transcendental Vision in Sand City
             Distant Beauty
             Brent Nettle and Art with Elders
             Carlo Ferretti's Cove
             In Memory of Richard Berger
             In Memory of James Doolin
             Robert Fierro, a Born Artist
             Bicycling to Mongolia
             Rolling Art in LA
             Tom Lorio, Stuffed Geese and Secret Art in Baton Rouge
             Demetrio Braceros - New Trail of Hope
             Small Matters - Reflections on the Art of Tony May
             Lost and Found - Elko Cowboy Poetry Gathering
             A Lost Mariposa Garden
             Panel Discussion at Dolby Chadwick Gallery -
      (Richard Whittaker, Ann Weber, Jeremiah Jenkins, Diane Ding)
             Panel Discussion Berkeley Art Center - The Power of Giving              Richard Whittaker, Ehren Tool, Fariba Safai, Ashley Smith
             Night Shift at the Marriott 
             Welcome to the New Counter-culturer
             John Toki and Some Reflections on Cutlural Service
             BAC Panel - Risk of Not Doing What You Love
             R.Whiittaker, Squeak Carnwath, Robert Brady, Gale Wagner
             Sam Nejati - What Does It Mean to Be Human?
             Revisiting Alameda
             Acrylic On Hardboard
             A Marine's Journey
             Remembering an Outsider Artist
             A Visit with John Abduljaami
             Unexpected Beauty
             William Fuller lll
             Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors - Reflections on Joseph Campbell and Art
             The Precision of the Artist
Jane Wodening - Doors of Perception
John Wolfstone - Tamera and Beyond
Bob Woodsworth, Michael Levenson - Vancouver's City Farmers
Bob Woodsworth - Reflections on the Art of Arnold Shives
Anita Wong - A Place To Stand
Carl Worth - Birth of an Art Center

Y
Roy Yates - An Unknown Composer
Lily Yeh - Art for Social Transformation

Z
Denise Zabalaga - We Are All the Other
Milford Zornes - An Artist's Life










                                                                            
 

 

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