Paul Heussenstamm

Paul Heussenstamm

The vibrant sacred art of Paul Heussenstamm (American, b. 1949) incorporates principles of many religious traditions, among them Buddhism, Hinduism, and Christianity.

Heussenstamm grew up in a home filled with art and books. Conversations about spirituality engaged his family and their guests, including Sufi master Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan and health guru Gypsy Boots. Both of Heussenstamm’s parents were artists; his mother taught art, and his father delved into meditation and Eastern religion. Heussenstamm was destined for a creative, spiritual life.

Traveling the world greatly influenced Heussenstamm and his art. Awed by the beauty and diversity of life, from Africa to New Zealand, Central America to the Middle East, Heussenstamm witnessed the subtle inner unity among all beings. Visiting ancient Hindu and Buddhist temples in Nepal and India opened him to a view of the world both profound and life-changing. Dozens of trips to Hawaii imprinted in him the lush, radiant colors reflected in much of his artwork.

A surfer since the age of twelve, Heussenstamm became a successful businessman and owner of Newport Surf & Sport, a fixture of the California surfing scene. In his midthirties he began to paint. When he painted his first mandala, he knew he had found his life path. Mandalas are mystical symbols, typically circular and geometric in form, and represent wholeness or unified energy. They have played a role in Eastern spiritual development for centuries and are widely favored as meditational focal points because of their balancing and calming effects.

 

Heussenstamm has created more than two thousand unique and spiritual paintings, and the mandala has become his signature motif. For him, mandalas open ”the doorway into the symbolic language of the soul.“

So that others may uncover their own spiritual paths through art, Heussenstamm regularly leads workshops around the world and at his Laguna Beach, California, studio.

Website

http://www.mandalas.com/

Highlights

Events Schedule

The practice of painting is healing and meditative
Sep 26th at 3:30pm ( minute set)
Workshop Hall 1

The practice of painting is healing and meditative. No experience is necessary as we transform our everyday consciousness into the inner artist that lives in each of us. The week is designed to introduce the possibility that you are an artist, and that the artist path is one of joy, insight, and awareness. It’s amazing that in just a few days, you can finish a colorful painting that reveals many of the deep inner patterns that connect you with your soul.


Paul Heussenstamm @ Workshop Hall 1 Thu, Sep 26 3:30pm
Sep 26th at 3:30pm ( minute set)
Workshop Hall 1

THU 3:30pm WORKSHOP HALL 1
The practice of painting is healing and meditative. No experience is necessary as we transform our everyday consciousness into the inner artist that lives in each of us. Open the possibility that you are an artist, and that the artist path is one of joy, insight, and awareness that reveals many of the deep inner patterns that connect you with your soul.