Author My life in few words

Austria is my country of origin where I grew up and went to school.

In 1969 I received my medical degree from the University of Vienna. When I emigrated to Canada in 1971 I studied at Mc Gill University and became a psychiatrist. While working I obtained a BA from Concordia University and then a postgraduate degree from Boston University.

I am also married and father of two grownup children.

In 1999 I had joined the Montreal Zen Center. Ever since I was a student of Zen under the guidance of Albert Low, its Teacher-director.

After my retirement as a psychiatrist in 2007 I got interested in photography. A few years later, disillusioned with the limitations of conceptual photography, I discovered the unique fit between Zen practice and the practice of contemplative photography. Both open the mind and broaden the view of our world. The former transforms the way we live and the latter transforms our approach to photography.

Helmut Mohelsky

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