Narasimha – Nara – has been painting Deities for over twenty years. He paints both from the Hindu and Vajrayana Buddhist traditions. Nara trained with renowned artist and writer Robert Beer for five years. He travels to India for darshan (sacred sighting) of her various Deities on a semi-regular basis and currently resides in rural Arizona where he helps facilitate a retreat center by cooking, chanting and meditating.