Conversations with Mayumi Oda

The following interviews were conducted on February 28, 2017 at Mayumi Oda’s Ginger Hill Farm on a promontory overlooking the Pacific. We are not far from where Captain Cook perished in Kealakekua Bay almost 250 years ago.

Mayumi is a master explorer of the intertidal frontier between compassionate social engagement and art. The following links provide her bio and representative works introduced in her own words.

My interviews explore the connections of Mayumi’s work to Laughing Heart from the wellspring of her childhood inspiration during the midst of WWII to its most recent expression in Sarasvasti’s Gift, her just published book.

The Artist and the Shaman

Living on the Edge

Searching for Peace

Sarasvasti’s Gift




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