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16 April 2019

Greetings from TED and Vancouver! ♥️ Its that’s time of the year again and I couldn’t be more proud to share that my Mantra Matrix project has officially landed at TED 2019!...

12 April 2019

On April 9 at 9:19, my sweet ✨Tampopo✨ affectionately known as #Tapi, transitioned to the higher planes....

5 April 2019

The Rahma / Compassion mantra left at the Grand Hotel Sawfar. During the Lebanese civil war, this hotel witnessed and hosted much violence and bloodshed. I did a healing ceremony here in 2015. Since then the owners of the hotel have gone back and...

3 April 2019

Painting the Rahma / Compassion mantra high up in the Himalayas. I climbed to the top, to Tunganath, and created these paintings and the mantra in the highest Shiva temple in the world. The mantra was left here in order to send positive energy back...

3 April 2019

The Mawad’a / Love mantra hanging in Khiam prison. This was a former concentration camp that was dismantled in May 2000. I did a healing session for the space and the prisoners who came through. I left a mantra in one of the cells, healing old...

24 March 2019

#home 💙🐳💙

8 March 2019

Draw Your Path is the theme this year at the Beirut Marathon’s Womans Race... as I join the thousands of women who have marked their face with a pink line, here are my thoughts....

2 March 2019

Thank you India and 72nd TTC Indeayoga Dhama family!...

28 February 2019

Two months in India and I have nothing but gratitude for all my teachers and new friends. I had been trying to stay offline for as long as I could! But trip is winding up now and I’m so happy to share some photos and stories. Here are some...

22 February 2019

Meet Geeta. She’s from Gujarat, a more conservative part of India than where I am right now. She moved her family to Kerala so that she could find work... so that she could afford education for her children. She never went to school, but she’s...

19 February 2019

Healing sessions on super moon nights in coconut jungles of India. My dear friend Raja pausing for a moment while watering his plants. He has his healing bowls in this back room and in the front he sells carpets and jewelry from his home, Kashmir....

14 February 2019

When people ask me what it is I am healing from, I often need to pause before I explain. Not because I don’t know what to say, but rather I want to set the grounds for the magnitude of what I’m about to express....

9 February 2019

♥️ #amen

8 February 2019

Sisterhood is beautiful ♥️💃🏻 #sisterhood #india

2 February 2019

Yogāsana teacher training is over & now it’s time for digestion & integration. Apart from my 40 day exhibition/project last year, this is probably the hardest thing I have ever done in my life!...

29 January 2019

Ok world, here we go. My first ever & possibly my last āsana (yoga posture) photo on Insta!...

26 January 2019

Today Maya would have been 43. Today I became a yogāsana teacher. I’m pretty sure it’s her gift to me. Maya was already practicing yoga in the 90s ... waaaaaaay before it was cool. She was a true pioneer. I remember the first time she showed me...

18 January 2019

Ummm... not quite there yet. Another week to go of this INCREDIBLE journey. I can’t describe in words the levels of transformations that are happening. I don’t have the time now either. Here at Indea Yoga, my day starts at 4:30am and end at...

30 December 2018

“The Yogi’s life is governed by a single desire- to find the Truth.”...

17 December 2018

Today December 17th is Seb-i Arus... Rumi’s 'Wedding Day'... the day he left the cage of his physical body and reunited with his Beloved, with the Divine....

30 November 2018

In pursuit of truth and the lengths we go to for our work- I visited this cave earlier this year and back again for part 2 of my research for my exhibition here in Napoli, Italy next October....

26 November 2018

S/he who knows the secret of sound, knows the whole Universe. - Hazrat Inayat Khan...

24 November 2018

Today I salute all our beautiful imperfections....

24 November 2018

Dear friends, giving a talk on art and activism today in Aley at 5:30!!! Anyone in the ‘hood? Would love to share with you ✨🙏🏼✨ Thanks Jana Bou Matar for this wonderful opportunity to meet your community and so honored to be kicking off...

21 November 2018

My love song is a thousand years old....

14 November 2018

My “Mawad’da x 108” sculpture is now showing at Abu Dhabi Art Fair!...

11 November 2018

My running buddy today!! My nephew Reef ran his first 1km 🎉👏🏼 Congratulations to the @beirutmarathon and all the runners, including my incredible father who ran his 15th marathon today!!! A huge shout out to my phenomenal mother... 48,000 of...

11 November 2018

Dear Friends, I'm giving a talk tomorrow at AUB. It's open to the public! We start at 2pm at the Center for Arts and Humanities. If you are around, it would be lovely to see you! #aub #contemporaryart #art #artivism

10 November 2018

THANK YOU @paulanowsnap !! So cool to see BILY in Swedish. Such a small and beautiful world. The book still lives! ✨💖✨ #Repost @sound.light.journey with @get_repost...

5 November 2018

A very big thank you to all who came out for the historic conference on the Druze at AUB. It was indeed a once in a millennium opportunity to openly celebrate and exchange knowledge about the culture and history of a very unique community....

31 October 2018

TODAY is the day! Please join us at AUB for Day 2 of "The Druze: Celebrating 1,000 Years of Diversity". This afternoon at 5:30pm at College Hall B1 we will have our panel discussion "Exploring Diversity: Language and Cultural Heritage in Artworks."...

29 October 2018

Please join us at AUB on Tuesday October 30 and Wednesday October 31 for this historic event!! A 2-day conference with scholars coming from around the world to share their research on the Druze. All talks are free and held at AUB College Hall B1. ....

29 October 2018

Friends!! I have been quietly working away on this! As part of my Artist in Residency at AUB with the Center for Arts and Humanities, we have organized a small exhibit that will take place during the historic conference at AUB, ”The Druze:...

3 October 2018

First day as the new Artist in Residence! Waiting for your visit....

2 October 2018

And then this happened...! I am Artist in Residence at AUB this Fall!! Office hours start today. 2-4 pm. Pass by for a chat. Details on the poster. I will be in Building 37, also known as the Center for Arts and Humanities, just behind the...

30 September 2018

The places we make pilgrimage, to create our art. The mountains we climb to pursue our dreams. The questions we ask, the Oracle answers....

27 September 2018

For over 10 years, I was plagued by panic attacks. The serious kinds. That kinds that interrupt life & put everything on hold. The kinds that break friendships & marriages & end careers. In 1999 I experienced my first death. I was in China, on a...

19 September 2018

Can art change the world? For years I have been singing to abandoned buildings, translating pain and destruction into paintings and sculptures. Healing ceremonies for spaces and places that endured trauma and violence. Real change will happen when...

17 September 2018

Surrender. Archival ink on paper. 15 x 15 cm. ....

11 September 2018

THANK YOU @voguearabia Such a great honor to be included with these incredible women! ✨♥️🔥💃🏻🔥♥️✨...

7 September 2018

#Repost from my favorite rockstar 💥💃🏻 @celinecelines For those of you who don’t know Céline Semaan, the incredible fashion activist, please check out her @theslowfactory ✨💖✨...

6 September 2018

#tbt Tampopo claiming her territory on my painting, work in progress back then! Tapi, when she gives me the sweet eyes... I turn into her prisoner of love. Ahh!! 😍🐾💕...

30 August 2018

Today is the International Day of the Disappeared and I would like to share some thoughts about a work I produced last year entitled, “Forgiveness x17,000”....

29 August 2018

I would like to know what you think—-> Can art change the world? A few nights ago the Swiss president, Alain Berset, arrived in Lebanon on a state visit. He insisted on meeting with artists FIRST, before meeting our president and other government...

27 August 2018

I would like to know what you think—-> Can art change the world? Last night the Swiss president, Alain Berset, arrived in Lebanon on a state visit. He insisted on meeting with artists FIRST, before meeting our president and other government...

13 August 2018

Behind the scenes. At work with the Mawada (Love) Mantra. This intervention took place during a healing ceremony for an abandoned home in Souk el Gharbieh, destroyed during the civil war....

8 August 2018

FULL HOUSE!!!!!!!!! ♥️♥️♥️ Thank you so very much to all of you who came out last night for our sound bath meditation journey night! And for those we could not accommodate, I promise we will find a way to do it again soon....

6 August 2018

This is tomorrow dear Friends! Hope you can join! & pls make sure to register with the email below. SOUNDBATH MEDITATION JOURNEY * Zena el Khalil * Ginou Choueiri* Sophia Kosma...

3 August 2018

WOOOOOAAAHHH!! Back at Beit Beirut! What’s going on? Stay tuned ;) #beitbeirut #voguearabia

2 August 2018

Dearests, I invite you to join me in Finding Common Ground, a free 3-day online #summerofpeace summit from August 7-August 9 featuring peacebuilders and thought leaders who are helping people in polarized situations find common ground. You will learn...

31 July 2018

My baby went blind a year ago. A week before my big exhibition opening, she lost sight in one eye. And then the second followed on the last day of the year. A few months later, I had to remove one eye, but as of now, she’s stabilized. I miss...

31 July 2018

Dearests, PEACE IS POSSIBLE! I have the honor and privilege of joining some incredible voices out there working for peace. Join us on Aug 7-9 as we share our thoughts on Finding Common Grounds - A Summer of Peace Summit on The Shift Network. This...

30 July 2018

This is the town where my personal journey towards healing started ... and I was so deeply grateful to be able to give back to my community....

28 July 2018

Thank you Hasbaya. Thank you Nafas. Today we took meditation, yoga and sound healing to my beautiful village in South Lebanon. Some of our participants have been training and for others it was their first time. This is a town that endured so much...

23 July 2018

Dear Friends,...

22 July 2018

(S)he who knows the secret of sound, knows the mystery of the whole Universe. - Hazrat Inyat Khan...

19 July 2018

Throw back to last week’s kīrtan on the beach. Chanting songs about oneness with the Universe and gratitude to the Divine Feminine. Chanting in India is one thing but being able to sing with your community, nieces and nephews, and best friends is...

17 July 2018

Thank you so much @bokjadesign for the post!! I’m so happy to see our work basking in each other’s glow and love!

14 July 2018

My heart is so full! Last week, I had the great honor of hosting @anandra108 in Lebanon. We were so lucky to spend a morning with these little angels. Thank you to the @befriend.me program by the @shams.network for hosting us as we shared yoga,...

10 July 2018

Since giving birth to this very special drum a few months ago, on the other side of the world... I have been taking her to visit different parts of Lebanon, allowing for gentle introductions as well as space and time for connections and conversations...

10 July 2018

Anandra meets a 6,000 year old Grandmother Cedar tree... two old souls reunite for a hug in Lebanon. ❤️💚❤️ I have been a bit quiet the past few weeks, absorbed in new teachings and adventures... everything from helping a best friend...

23 June 2018

Retracting and expanding. Just like Pure Universal Consciousness. Sometimes I disconnect, in order to have my human experience; one that includes the entire spectrum of emotions, from love to pain to joy to disappointment to euphoria to betrayal. And...

21 June 2018

I met this tree at the Hoh rainforest in Washington State last month. She visited me in my dreams last night. Your thoughts? Happy solstice! 💚🍃🌼🌞💛 #tbt #tree #treewisdom #hohrainforest #motherearth #divinefeminine #solstice...

17 June 2018

Spread love and read. All you need ... #read #spreadlove #love #onelove #makeartnotwar

13 June 2018

In the heart of the Mother 💚🍃She tells me there is no difference between love and pure consciousness. There is no duality, no separation, no creator, no created being. We are simultaneously the Divine, the temple and the worshipper. All sounds...

31 May 2018

And in that beautiful moment of realization, everything falls into place and we can recall Rumi’s prophetic thought... “lovers don’t finally meet somewhere, they are in each other all along.” The dance between dark and light, ...

27 May 2018

“Space without the dark could not hold the stars.” Carved Slate. 70 x 70 cm. 2017...

23 May 2018

“And in my heart, cosmic collisions. One after the other until I collapse into a single point of you and me.” White ceramic. 2017. 79 x 79 cm. ...

21 May 2018

“Baleermu” cultural capital of my UNIVERSE! 💚🎨💙 #palermo

20 May 2018

My FAVORITE city in the world. After a month in wild and ancient forests and mountains on the Pacific, I now find myself on the other side of the world, in the human melting pot of the world. Everyone, it seems, is here. I always describe Palermo as...

19 May 2018

Dear Friends in Palermo!...

17 May 2018

Stillness. ...

13 May 2018

The great Pacific North West,...

11 May 2018

Like a proud mother, I snap photos of my baby to share with the world! #proudmama #drum #drumbirthing #healinglebanon #shaman #mama #oneworld #onetribe #nature #motherearth #pachamama

10 May 2018

I have been quietly working away... going deeper in my studies and work with sound based healing. I birthed my drum. She will be part of my ceremonies now, bringing deer medicine to heal wounded lands and communities. I have not given birth to...

9 May 2018

My sweet friends, for those of you who don’t know, Hiba Kalash @hibakal is having her opening on May 11, this Friday. She is an incredible soul, full of light. Her art is gorgeous, just like her heart. Opening is at 7pm at Saleh Barakat Gallery,...

29 April 2018

A few years ago, this holy mountain began calling me. It seemed so far away, literally on the other side of the world for me, in a distant land called California ;) I knew I needed to go, but didn’t know how... I have since learnt to trust the...

27 April 2018

42. The answer to the meaning of life: You are the Universe! Today, I give thanks to the gift of life and I celebrate our love and friendship. Thank you. I love you! #42 #themeaningoflifetheuniverseandeverything #happybirthday #april27...

22 April 2018

Rainbow around the sun, light devours darkness. Happy most beloved Earth Day!! #earthday #sun #rainbow #joy

19 April 2018

Leaving Vancouver and flying to my next adventure, I observed this beautiful couple sitting across from me. I wrote this poem dedicated to my family of TED Fellows who were all on their way back home. As for me, I am starting a new journey and more...

17 April 2018

It’s a wrap!! So grateful to have attended TED 2018 with old family and new. I left feeling so inspired, so full, so supported and so grateful. And now on to the next adventure!!! #ted2018 #ted #family #love #gratitude

13 April 2018

So, back in 1995, a young woman walked up to me on my first day of class and declared “I am Bahia and we are going to be friends, OK?” I looked up and agreed. Ok! She was wearing a white knit sweater and blue jeans. I liked her incredibly short...

11 April 2018

Hehe, check out that grin! Beirut, I Love You is now part of the TED bookstore!!! Currently accessible to some of the greatest minds on the planet here at the TED conference ✨💃🏻 It’s so important for Arab writers and artists to share our...

9 April 2018

Today I had the greatest honor to facilitate a Nāda yoga workshop for some of the most sharpest minds and beautiful souls on the planet. All these people you see here are doing such incredible and ground breaking work to make the world a better...

7 April 2018

Well hello there! This is what it’s like to be a “modern day yogini”. Working in a communal office is awesome!!! The energy here is so focused... it helps keep my monkey mind in check. Just finished preparing for my Nāda yoga workshop I’m...

5 April 2018

Tumaheeho bhaava men mere, vicharon mein, pukaron mein....

5 April 2018

Na priti hai pratiti hai, na hi puja ki shakti hai...

5 April 2018

Mere Gurudev, charanon par sumana shraddha ke arpita hai...

31 March 2018

I’m back!! I am so grateful to have had this month to go deep into contemplation- fasting, meditating, reading, writing, traveling, meeting soul mates and making new beautiful friendships... I discovered so much and uncovered many layers, inside,...

5 March 2018

4 March 2018

In pursuit of truth and the lengths we go to for our work:...

2 March 2018

Hmmm... looks like Beirut, but .... Oh, good morning Vesuvio! New work coming soon! #napoli

1 March 2018

So so proud of my sister @lanabacha Lana El Khalil Bacha, president of Animals Lebanon @animalslebanon . Yesterday they launched a historic press conference at the Ministry of Agriculture. And so a new chapter in animals rights begins! Find out more...

26 February 2018

On an Insta roll today! So so grateful to @dimamatta for inviting me up to Balamand University today. Had a great talk with her incredible students about art, literature, activism and the Universe. Thank you so much for your warm welcome. I’m...

26 February 2018

Beirut ❤️ بيروت

25 February 2018

The throne of the Divine Feminine in #Lebanon....

20 February 2018

Sorry this is very last min 🙈❤️ Reading tonight at this mega jam of Cliffhangers, Sukoon and Poeticians poets and storytellers....

20 February 2018

My beloveds, someone so very beautiful left me a message in my green line installation (Forgiveness x 17,000) back at Beit Beirut. We found it while we were dismantling. Then I lost it... and then it found me again. Who ever you are... thank you, I...

16 February 2018

Dearests, in response to my last post, I am truly overwhelmed by your responses. I wanted to share more on the topic of “responsibility”, which seemed to come up a few times. It is also something I struggle with, so perhaps the below is mostly an...

13 February 2018

أن تكوني امرأة في لبنان، من المتوقع أن تنجبي الكثير من الأولاد. بينما لا أطفال لدي، إلا انني كفنانة أشعر أن كل عمل أقوم به يوازي عملية...

13 February 2018

Living in Lebanon, it is expected that a woman should bear many children. And while I have no children of my own, as an artist, I feel that every work I make is a birthing process. The attention and nurture that goes into every painting, sculpture,...

11 February 2018

Good morning beautiful sea. Good morning beautiful friends. Good morning little fish and blades of grass. All is one and one is all. ONE LOVE ❤️🙏🏼

4 February 2018

Sage ceremony to cleanse and bless these rolled up paintings before they ship off to faraway lands. I make these paintings in sites that endured great violence and trauma, with the intention to heal the land. I release my babies into the world and...

30 January 2018

Beirut,...

28 January 2018

For creation to arise, there must be destruction....

26 January 2018

Chinese New Year is just around the corner... Happy Year of the Dog! Thank you so much to @bokjadesign for this beautiful Insta story with Tampopo the Great! Tapi sends you all much love and light for this upcoming year!!!!!!! 💕🐾💕🐾...

9 January 2018

It is with so much joy in my heart that I share the news that I have been awarded with a Senior Fellowship at TED. Since joining the community in 2012, I have been so privileged and honored to meet incredible people from all over the world who are...

21 December 2017

My baby is 14 today!!! I am so grateful for all her love and support over the years. She is the most gentle and affectionate best friend. This year, she lost sight in one eye, but she has been very brave about it and rockin’ her new look. Tampopo,...

21 December 2017

“Gufran” Forgiveness. Above everything, this is where it all begins. I take a moment now to ask all those whom I have ever hurt, intentionally or not, to forgive me. I apologize to you. ...

17 December 2017

Today December 17th is Seb-i Arus... Rumi’s 'Wedding Day'... the day he left the cage of his physical body and reunited with his Beloved, with the Divine. ...

16 December 2017

Divine Meditators ❤️ Today we kicked off the #Nafas Project led by Reiki and Karuna Master, @nawalfleihan. Aiming to travel around Lebanon to introduce the healing arts around the country. Yoga, meditation, reiki... We all have the power to self...

16 December 2017

Love. Love. Love....

5 December 2017

MIRDAD: When Love is the only residue of all your accounts with the Earth, then will the Earth acquit you of her debt....

2 December 2017

I dreamed of this for months. Late nights coming back from exhausting (but amazing) days at Beit Beirut, I keep saying... I want green. I just want to be in a sea of grass. Smell the soil, the earth, home... And now, finally a small break. With an...

26 November 2017

Rahma... Compassion for all beings. In this world and to our sisters and brothers taking part in the great cosmic dance around, above and below us. To all creatures big and small. To those with hot blood and those with cold. To those who think and...

19 November 2017

This piece is the result of a healing ceremony I did for Ramlet Al Baydah beach, which suffered from the 2006 oil spill due to the Israeli invasion of Lebanon. They blew up our fuel reserves and 15,000 tons of oil spilled into our sea....

17 November 2017

The path of love is the greatest one to walk....

12 November 2017

15 years. 47,000 runners. 1 Lebanon. It was the greatest honor to run by your side today Beirut! #beirutiloveyou #peace #love #run #peacerunner #beirutmarathon ❤️💃🏼

27 October 2017

A very sincere thank you to all the participants, artists, healers, teachers, children and tourists who have visited "Healing Lebanon". We have shared so much more than I could have imagined. Thank you for your 10,000 visits. You have left me...

23 October 2017

After 38 amazing days of peaceful reconciliation and artistic healing, "Healing Lebanon" is getting ready to say farewell to Beit Beirut....

22 October 2017

Today there are 2 million refugees in Lebanon, and we cannot pretend they don't exist. They live on the sidelines but they are part of our lives, just as we are a major part of theirs... The way we deal with these women, men, children, doctors,...

19 October 2017

A look at our kids crafts event organized in collaboration with Paperplanes Beirut @paperplanesbeirut. The happy chaos spread from the kids to their parents who colored the word "Salam" and talked about the meaning of peace....

18 October 2017

Beirut, you're magic. You truly truly are. In your chaos and your great grand heart. In your generosity, as well as your dirt and filth. Your purple jacaranda trees… your jasmine shelters… Your graffiti walls swallowed up between 200 year old...

16 October 2017

As soon as our civil war ended, general amnesty was called and what followed was collective amnesia. We all agreed to forget in order to move forward as quickly as possible. Perhaps it was the only way to step ahead. But now, over 20 years later, we...

13 October 2017

A look inside the "Healing Lebanon" multi-disciplinary exhibition at Beit Beirut....

9 October 2017

The underlying aim of the "Healing Lebanon" exhibition is to turn Beit Beirut, a former killing machine, into a space of healing; a platform for community encounter and dialogue. After our civil war ended we did not have a reconciliation process. And...

6 October 2017

When the present meets the past, we can better understand our future... It has been my honor to be the first artist to have a solo exhibition in Beit Beirut, opening it to the public for the first time since the Lebanese civil war. This building...

4 October 2017

Join us for this unique poetry night of "Healing Lebanon", where students and renowned Lebanese poets will read their works in the symbolic setting of Beit Beirut....

1 October 2017

After the civil war ended, I moved to live in Beirut. It was a time of great change and we both had our coming of age together as Beirut was being reborn. Together, we discovered both freedom and boundaries. Together, we fell in love over and over...

29 September 2017

I always ask the question: Is it possible to create an object that, if you placed it anywhere, could generate peace, could change the world? ...

27 September 2017

V for Victory. Women can finally drive in Saudi Arabia. A great day for women and human rights. We still have a long way to go, but we will never stop dreaming....

27 September 2017

Happening during the "Healing Lebanon" exhibition:...

27 September 2017

Happening during the "Healing Lebanon" exhibition:...

27 September 2017

Happening during the "Healing Lebanon" exhibition:...

27 September 2017

Happening during the "Healing Lebanon" exhibition:...

27 September 2017

Happening during the "Healing Lebanon" exhibition:...

27 September 2017

Happening during the "Healing Lebanon" exhibition:...

27 September 2017

Happening during the "Healing Lebanon" exhibition:...

27 September 2017

Happening during the "Healing Lebanon" exhibition:...

27 September 2017

Happening during the "Healing Lebanon" exhibition:...

27 September 2017

Happening during the "Healing Lebanon" exhibition:...

27 September 2017

Happening during the "Healing Lebanon" exhibition:...

27 September 2017

Happening during the "Healing Lebanon" exhibition:...

27 September 2017

Happening during the "Healing Lebanon" exhibition:...

27 September 2017

Happening during the "Healing Lebanon" exhibition:...

27 September 2017

Happening during the "Healing Lebanon" exhibition:...

25 September 2017

Happening during the "Healing Lebanon" exhibition:...

24 September 2017

Happening during the "Healing Lebanon" exhibition:...

24 September 2017

Happening during the "Healing Lebanon" exhibition:...

23 September 2017

Happening during the "Healing Lebanon" exhibition: Sound Meditation with Ginou Choueiri, Sep 25 from 6 PM to 7:30 PM. Note: this is a free workshop. #healinglebanon #soundmeditation #art #peace #love #healing #music #meditation