The Jasmine Dialogues began in 2008 as an impromptu book club to discuss the human adventure. We were interested in the studying the human species and the relationship with our surrounding non-human phenomena.
Often accompanied by several cups of jasmine tea, these lengthy discussions were designed to share our studies of people and events committed to exploring the truth. Truth of our own misconceived boundaries, tales of endurance, artistic mastery, spiritual pilgrimage, human rights activists, trekkers for truth. Explorers of the human potential. We sought out literature bleeding authenticity, with an ultimate aim of learning how genuine reciprocity might be forged with ourselves, others and our external surroundings.
We only got through one book.
Since its dissolution, the name Jasmine Dialogues stuck in my mind as a symbolic reference to this ever-present conversation I have with myself, friends and family (and, surely, with the Other). A lifelong pursuit of studying and reflecting upon my own inner ecology and the outer layer that I strive to intimately inhabit.
So, I dedicate the Jasmine Dialogues as a simple digital outlet to share this journey. Posted here will be visceral experiences that shape me, shake me, break me and make me. I also wish to recognize art, people and places that inspire me. The Jasmine Dialogues is committed to such intention. I hope you enjoy and check back often.
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