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Christopher Lowman: Social Artist, Educator
Nov 3, 2012: Learning To Serve With Love


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Christopher Lowman: Living From The Heart  

Sometimes the introduction are best done in first person.  Here is Chris on his website:  In 2011, I wrapped up the life I was living in the USA (giving up job, home, and almost all of my earthly possessions), to pursue a life of travel and service. You could call it a 'jump and the net will appear' like story but it wasn't quite like that, it wasn't a jump, it was more like a push. It's a long tale and has to do with a life-altering experience I had in London in 1999 with an Ayurvedic doctor that caused me to abandon the career path I was on, as well as a mind and heart-opening experience I had in 2009 working with several hundred orphaned survivors of the Rwandan genocide. Looking back at the relatively unconventional path I took, it's become See full.
Sometimes the introduction are best done in first person.  Here is Chris on his website

In 2011, I wrapped up the life I was living in the USA (giving up job, home, and almost all of my earthly possessions), to pursue a life of travel and service. You could call it a 'jump and the net will appear' like story but it wasn't quite like that, it wasn't a jump, it was more like a push.

It's a long tale and has to do with a life-altering experience I had in London in 1999 with an Ayurvedic doctor that caused me to abandon the career path I was on, as well as a mind and heart-opening experience I had in 2009 working with several hundred orphaned survivors of the Rwandan genocide.

Looking back at the relatively unconventional path I took, it's become clear that all along, through all the twists and turns, all the uncertainty, there was an intelligent underlying process at work preparing me for this time now, a time where the work I feel I was born to do -- bring compassionate care to the people of the world—is ready to come to fruition.


Five Questions for Christopher

What Makes You Come Alive?
Travel and being out in the field. Working on projects that improve the lives of people. I also love weightlifting, especially the Olympic movements.

Your Greatest Inspiration?
The greatest, perhaps, was meeting Duja, an Ayurvedic doctor, in London when I was 19 or so. After the session with him, I had the realization that everything we would want from the outside world (love, happiness, security, etc.), can and should be internally derived. This was the start of my spiritual journey.

An Act of Kindness You'll Never Forget?
I hiked a rocky mountain barefoot and didn't realize the steep descent would turn into a grueling, painful affair. Without asking, a person I met on the way offered me his shoes to my great relief. More philosophically: I think I see every moment now as one act of kindness, no matter what is happening.

One Thing On Your Bucket List?
Own a Rolex watch. (Did you know the Dalai Lama is a fan of them? Google it.)

One-line Message for the World?
Help ever, hurt never.


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