Heart Wave Dorje Video and Description

This is a small video of a large Heart Wave Dorje from the beautiful hills of Colombia just North of Bogota. I have always been attracted to the dorje symbol and object from the time that I encountered it in use amongst Tibetan Buddhists. I started making my particular takes on them in early 2009 when I was living on the island of Oahu and going to school at the University of Hawaii in Manoa Valley, and the inspiration had come some months earlier when I was hiking on the Na Pali Coast of Kauai.

As I looked up into the twilight sky above the stretching ocean horizon where the sun had just set, I focused my eyes on several stars that had started to appear as the light drained from the sky. As I loosened my fixed gaze I saw a movement descend vertically between the stars and spin them into two separate sets. This created the essential form of the dorje before me. Then I noticed another movement that seemed the response of the spinning chambers; a horizontal, inward whirlpool force that seen from a distance created two heart-like shapes that met in the central spinning.

Once I had the time and wire at my fingertips, I began to make basically what I had created in my vision that day. The polarized hearts looked like lightbulb coils and it brought me great joy to make them. Since that first one I have probably only made about seven or eight others, but am looking forward to bending several more (smaller than the one in the video) as part of my Crowdfunding Campaign, currently live on Indiegogo.com

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