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Current

I work in metal and wood at my home and studio in New Hampshire.
I don’t teach as much as I used to but I am still an adjunct at the Boston Architectural College. I have private clients all over. Travel is increasingly important to me and I am peripherally connected to Wonderwell, the local Buddhist center in Springfield, NH.

 

Past

I went to the Boston Museum School and got a degree in fine arts from Tufts. I studied sculpture. I learned woodworking on my own.

1968 was the pivotal year for me during which I became involved with my spiritual teacher, Arthur “Bud” Bryant. He facilitated my own personal evolution and we remained in close contact until he died in 2009.

I have placed the book he wrote on personal growth here for anyone who is interested.

 

Thoughts

In my experience structure has always been the basis for freedom, and working with my hands has been a way to be grounded and useful to others.

Personal growth, for me, has come in the same way through personal relationships and the feedback they provide. I see it as impossible to have the one without the other. All the great religions, including Buddhism, talk around this. It is not stories that need to be handed down, but the art of waking people out of their stupor.

Suffering is not something to be avoided or eliminated. Without it there would be no learning, no waking up, no disincentive to backslide into illusion. I think Buddhists are naive to wish for the end of all suffering.

phil morse 2015

phil morse 2015

 

NH Studio

 

Bud Bryant

 

 

New Hampshire studio and view of the woods