As long as anyone can remember, Eva Hopf has been passionate about understanding the mind and how it creates our experience of reality. She has been exploring this by studying Linguistics, Hypnosis, Buddhist Philosophy and art. She was trained as an NLP master practitioner and studied art at the University of Art in Berlin, Germany.
She has been making contemplative art for close to 30 years. Starting in Berlin in the late 80s, Eva looked for ways to depict the interdependence of movement and stillness on big canvasses of abstract color. Later she experimented with natural pigments and industrial plastics to create meditative art, sacred syllables suspended in sky-like space that are lit up from the backside.
An experienced meditator, Eva completed a 3 year retreat at Lerab Ling, a Buddhist monastery in the south of France. After that she worked on creating study materials for people who wanted to learn to meditate by following a Buddhist study program. She led the content development of What Compassion Really Is, a course given in Rigpa Buddhist study centers all over the world.
Since 2014, Eva has been applying her expertise in creating interactive learning programs to the Radically Happy project. Working in close collaboration with Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon, Eva is responsible for creating much of the pedagogy and content of the soon to be released Radically Happy study program.
She lives in Bernis France with her husband and lots of feral cats while making sacred jewelry.