This work is dedicated

H.H. Kenting Tai Situpa Rinpoche

who inspired and blessed
this photographic journey
since its inception
through the sublime wisdom of the
Five Elements.


My infinite gratitude to my mentors and teachers especially H.H. the 16th Karmapa, H.H. Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche and Kenchen Thrangu Rinpoche whose profound guidance and teachings have inspired and sustained my long journey as an apprentice of life.

To the many people named and not named who have contributed in one way or another to this work over the past decades: Ed Bastian, Domenica Bianca, Peter and Jennifer Buffett, Eve Ensler, Anita Eubank, Shukri Farhad, Annette Guionnet, Deirdre Hade, Svetlana Johnson, Nancy Koppelman, Allie Lebos, Roberto Liera, Donna Christine McGuire, Judi Muller, Katherine Morrow, Julia Paradiz, Vicki Riskin and Mike Verbois, with deep gratitude.

The Apprentice Cards project was made possible thanks to a very generous grant from The Tides Foundation and the sponsorship of The Foundation for Radiance, and The Spiritual Paths Foundation.