Satkhol 2012-Wide (at the door of the beloved)

Biography

Negin Motamed Khorasani was born in Tehran, into a family with generations of cultural abundance. Her father was a geography, history, and sociology teacher (BSc in History and Geography from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, MS in Adult Education, MS in Economic Geography from Tehran University)among whose hobbies were reading, writing poems, painting, and playing flute. Negin's mother was an English teacher (BSc in English Literature from University of Tehran) a pious lady with calligraphy being her hobby after her grandfather and her great grandfather who were both recognized by the Royal family at the time as the finest calligraphers of their own time and were granted royal titles such as “Kateb-ol-khaghan” and “kateb-ol-soltaan”.

Negin has been inspired by mystery of existence since early childhood, shaping her interests in philosophy, physics,  psychology, mythology, mystic literature and art. She developed a serious interest in reading and following these subjects thanks to her father’s rich book collection.

Due to her interest in visual art and at the same time to fulfill her parents’ point of view of a rewarding professional path, she chose architecture which seemed a combination of art and practicality as her university major. She was very successful during years of studies and graduated with outstanding academic achievements and a Master degree in Architecture in 1999 from Azad University of Tehran. While studying she started her professional career in one of the most reputable architectural corporations in Tehran and later her architectural work has been recognized and published in national architectural magazines.

Negin also followed her artistic interests in paining, poetry and literature, music, and cinema. She took part as director or assistant in few short movies, held a few functional art group exhibitions at art galleries of Tehran including Asar and Seyhoun, took part in one group photo exhibition at Man-e honar museum in Tehran, and one group photo exhibition at Queen Gallery in Toronro. For many years, Negin was a cohost for Silver Mondays, a series of private movie screening and critic sessions. Her poetry and articles have been published in magazines such as Tehran Avenue, Tonic Toronto, Constant Remembrance, and Heartfulness Magazine, in Farsi, English and French. Negin also has cited her poetry in poetry gatherings of Tehran and Toronto and in March 2018 was a featured poet in Queen Gallery Poetry & Music Night.

Ever since Negin discovered Heartfulness Mediation, at the age of twenty two, it has been a growing part of her life. In 2010 she was trained in India and was permitted to work as a trainer in this method of Raja Yoga. Which made guiding and training people in Heartfulness an important aspect of her daily life.

Currently, Negin lives in Beaverton, Ontario, works in the field of architecture and planning by profession, continues her studies in doctorate of psychology, and teaches Heartfulness Meditation. Negin enjoys artistic expressions such as painting, photography, and poetry as well as being in Nature in her leisure time. She also has a very active community life through being on community boards and committees, holding poetry and music sessions, leading Jane’s Walks, and offering individual and group meditation sessions in different cities, towns, and communities of Ontario including New Earth Estate.

Negin Motamed Khorasani

"You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop"

– Rumi

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