The Helen Graham Park Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1994 to honor the life of Helen Graham Park, a successful international architect and life-long student of consciousness, healing and the mind-body connection.
Mrs. Park worked closely with C.V. Starr, an international insurance magnate and philanthropist with strong ties to East and South East Asia. In her free time, she devoted herself to the study of cross-cultural models of consciousness including Jungian psychology, quantum physics, Buddhism, and the medical traditions of China, Persia, India and Tibet. Mrs. Park maintained an avid interest in Tibetan Buddhism and spent a year in India in the 1940’s collaboratively researching Tibetan medical texts with her partner Theos Bernard, an internationally acclaimed scholar of India and Tibet and a pioneer in the study of Hatha yoga.
She left behind an extensive archive of writings and personal papers documenting her exploration of consciousness and healing and exemplifying, through her own life-story, the potential for humans to heal themselves physically, emotionally, and spiritually. These papers articulate a powerful and prescient vision of bringing the modern sciences into meaningful dialogue with the ancient wisdom traditions of the world to help humanity resolve the challenges of this era.
Photo: Paul Hackett, HH the 14th Dalai Lama, Barbara Graham, Professor Robert Thurman. New York, May 2009. We were invited to meet with the families of people who traveled to Tibet before 1959. Paul Hackett is the author of Theos Bernard, the White Lama: Tibet, Yoga, and American Religious Life.