Living Zen Publishing

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate."
Marianne Williamson

Living Zen started off like all things, as an idea. In our humble opinion, a good idea.

As two individuals, both creative and talented in multiple arenas we, Jonathan and Virve Trapman felt it would be good to use our resources and resourcefulness to help others on their path and in their journey.

We have shared our personal development journey, we began to invite others to physically journey with us across continents, to places less visited, such as the Altai regions of Siberia, the vast plains of Mongolia and the huge resourceful and beautiful lands that make up Kazakhstan. We created spiritual journeys with musicians, opening up energetic centres through the ancient landscapes of England. We write, translate and musically express our love of life. We help others in similar fields and creative arenas to spread their knowledge and gifts.
Today we continue to do all these and more. As individuals who adore life in all its patchworked glory, its richness of experience and challenge, we say - bring it on, let us share it together......

Jonathan TrapmanA life of professional photography, writing and creative pursuits established him as a passionate creative power driver. His work has been published and exhibited across the globe. He has written for both UK and International media and appeared on radio and television both in the UK and internationally. Presently he is about to publish the first two novels in his major opus The Freedom Cycle, both of which are aimed to be taken to film and T.V. Multi lingual, global minded, loving technology in its rightful place, with his wife Virve they both passionately embrace life. Together with Virve, Jonathan translated and published one of the world's most prolific yet as yet, undiscovered mystical poets, Hoja Ahmed Yassawi. Divine Wisdom (Diwani Hikmet) was published in December 2013 through Living Zen Books

Jonathan TrapmanBorn in Russia, brought up in Estonia, Virve has been blessed with experiences and life events that have helped her gain unique perspective on many cultures, ways of being and how things tick. Her depth of empathic resonance, her skills as a major health, both spirit, body, mind, has given her access to many strata of humanity in her healing work. Her creative skills in the arena of art, fabric and design have enabled her to bring life and healing into the home and places of work. Her interpersonal insights and skills, her ability to help others identify and challenge their life patterns have over many years helped many make breakthrough a life changing event. With husband Jonathan, her multi lingual skills have helped them both create a team that is on hand to help in such a variety of life events, they rarely find a moment that does not vibrate with resonance, meaning and huge joy. She co-translated Diwani Hikmet into a first ever English translation in over 1000 years. It printed in December 2013.

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