MIND LOOKING AT ITSELF

In VISUAL ART by Hildy Maze4 Comments

Born From Battle

Years ago, a friend sent me a copy of the Prajnaparamita, known as the Heart Sutra based on realizing the non-conceptual simplicity of reality, form is emptiness, emptiness is form. Having a heightened interest, a passion really, with wondering how mind works and how mind is, reading the Heart Sutra changed my life on the spot! Within a week I was practicing and studying Tibetan Buddhist meditation, my teacher became Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist Mahamudra, Dzogchen meditation master and artist.

He was the most profound teacher of life, art, and mind. I received pointing out instructions from him which brings the investigation and recognition of mind’s flawless nature into personal experience cutting through conceptual obscurations, that is our endless, dualistic thoughts and emotions. My abstract contemplative art practice is completely informed by these realizations. My path of making visual images became the inner structure of mind and how its’ patterns of confusion obscure  recognition of this vast space of ceaseless energy. For 10 years I studied and practiced meditation with Trungpa Rinpoche until his death in 1987. Since that time my work has gone through a process of increased familiarity with how mind works and how to present that familiarity thru visual images.

Her Emptiness

 

Innocent Eye Beneath

 

Just a Quick Glimpse

 

Appearing Duality

 

Time It Takes To Blink

 

Not Two

 

From Memories and Dreams

 

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Hildy Maze

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In 1978 I met the Tibetan Buddhist meditation master Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche who showed me the nature of mind. My path of making visual images became the inner structure of mind and how its patterns of confusion obscure recognition of this vast space of ceaseless energy. For 10 years I studied and practiced meditation with Trungpa Rinpoche until his death in 1987. Since that time my work has gone through a process of increased familiarity with how mind works and how to present that familiarity thru visual images.

Featured image titled, Waves of Thoughts. 

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  1. I love to learn with your system I admire you and revere the late Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.
    I did some work on the single image. and it was an experience I’ll never forget. I went on to describe my feelings with great enthusiasm on the image only to realize at the end that I was describing my own inner psyche. This damaging, imposing energy is preventing me from living my life fully. However I have two real life problems; two daughters who are Huntington patients. Also I am an Octogenarian.
    Thank you for making it possible for me to have such important experience.

    1. Hildy Maze

      Thank you Greta,

      You are a wonderful viewer…going beyond the boundaries of the image into your own heart. I have no system. All my work is an expression of my practice of meditation and exploration of the mind. And may I say being an Octogenarian is a priviledge rather than a problem of having lived and are still living life. Of course laced with difficulties and sadness, however, we can be gentle with our point of view…….

      Most welcome Greta,
      Hildy

  2. Greta Kremer Born from battle: totally conceptual dual psyche
    Her emptiness: The mind – form is emptiness, emptiness is form
    Quick Glimpse: None conceptual ego making progress
    Appearing duality: A variety of conceptual ego forms – some may be none dual
    None Two: None duality ego finally
    Innocent eye beneath: Unconscious duality ?

    Thank you for the challenge!

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