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Photography

Life Energy Photography

Dr. Diamond is a pioneer in using art for healing. Over a period of more than fifty years, he has developed a remarkable approach to maximize its effects which he calls Life Energy Photography.
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Videos: Photography for Healing Series

Short, informal talks, revealing different facets of Dr. Diamond's unique approach to using photography for healing.
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“Beauty, Blessedness, Belovedness”

“They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only beauty.”
—Oscar Wilde

There must be infinite, ever-ascending stages of high Life Energy and many names we could use for The Feeling, for God, for Belovedness. One very high stage in particular I have delineated is that of Beauty—to be able to look at anything, even a blank wall, and feel deeply in your heart, to know at the very core of your existence, that it is Beautiful.

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“The True Photographer”

The True Photographer worships Light.
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“The Art of Relationship”

The art of photography is the art of relationship. I take very many pictures, and I love to do so because I love the relating.
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“A Momentary Revelation of the Universal Unity”

For me taking a photograph is a momentary revelation of an instance of the universal unity. The subject and I are one.
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Photography Video: The Ferryboat to the Free Land

The Shin Buddhists talk about the ferryboat that takes one to the Free Land - heaven on earth. With every photograph I take, I ask whether this is a ferryboat: Can it help the viewer reach the Free Land?
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“Photography: Finding the Spirit”

We look at a sunset and the spirit is obvious to us. If we look at someone’s shoe, it seems so much harder to find. But is still there. It is just as obvious, if you know how to really Look.
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“On Darkroom Techniques”

There is a great difference between a flower growing in the garden and a cut flower, however ikebana-displayed, in a vase. They may superficially look the same, but only one has an Inner Flame, is in its own way embracing and exulting life.

I feel it is the same with photography.

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“From Kensho to Satori”

The Japanese word kensho is used in Zen in the sense of “seeing one’s own true nature,” the Buddha-Nature. Coming to the realization that one is a Buddha, and that all are Buddhas: Buddhas, Buddhas – everywhere!

It is always my hope that a sufferer looking at my painting or photograph will suddenly have this epiphany, this enlightenment.

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