A documentary by Vijali Hamilton
2008 – 27 minutes
Vijali Hamilton is a visionary multimedia artist, sculptor, poet, musician, author, and teacher. Over one thousand of her artworks are in museums, public places, and private collections. She gives seminars and retreats on meditation and the creative process, internationally and at her retreat center home in the Canyonlands of Utah. Vijali spent ten years as a monastic member of the Vedanta convent in Santa Barbara. She earned a Masters in Fine Arts from Goddard College, and is a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science. In 1986 she founded her first World Wheel project, a seven-year spiritual and artistic pilgrimage during which she circled the globe creating monumental stone sculptures and community-based performances and celebrations in twelve countries.
In 1999 Vijali began the second World Wheel, Cultivating Wisdom through the Arts. The project again circles the planet, now creating Wisdom Centers in twelve countries to preserve as well as develop knowledge for the healing and survival of our planet. This second Wheel is dedicated to the children of our world as the future inspiration and hope of our planet. These Centers create a crucible for the cross-cultural emergence of wisdom needed for our future. For more information about the World Wheel project, please visit www.WorldWheel.org