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  • The Compassionate Mother Who Nurtures Children

    December 3, 2013

    Among the new scrolls in the gallery is a “Zen Madonna and Child” by Sengai, an appropriate scroll for Christmas. It is believed that Buddhist artists adopted this theme of...


    This post was posted in Zen Art

  • A Wonderful Aspiration

    July 5, 2013

    We admire people who are wealthy, famous, or skillful in some way, but it’s not hard to be like that. If you are born with some talent, a little luck...


    This post was posted in Zen

  • That Bird's Got My Wings

    July 3, 2013

    One of my favorite stories about Jarvis Masters [a prison inmate currently sentenced to death row, who took vows as a Buddhist from behind bars] was when he unintentionally helped...


    This post was posted in Pema Chödrön

  • Haiku of the Week

    June 29, 2013

    Book Coverthe night is short—
    on the beach,
    a discarded broom

    mijika yo ya
    name uchigiwa no
    sute-boki

    (Buson)

    From The Art of Haiku: Its History through Poems and Paintings by Japanese Masters by Stephen Addiss, page 206


    This post was posted in Uncategorized

  • One or Two?

    June 28, 2013

    If we say the world is One, we ignore relative reality, and the multitudinous universe of rocks, streams, people, and cormorants. If we say the world is Two, we are...


    This post was posted in Zen

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