These magical photographs of ordinary land- and waterscapes all share a mysterious quality of presence that calls into question any distinction we might make between ourselves and the natural world. They thus represent the renowned nature photographer–Zen master’s teaching on the interconnectedness of all things. The sixty-one astonishingly beautiful color images are accompanied by John Daido Loori’s commentary on a text by the most famous of all historic Zen masters, Eihei Dogen (1200–1253). The photographs and commentary go together to make up a striking teaching on the wisdom of the world around us.
“Just as ancient Zen painters expressed the truth of reality with sparse strokes of the brush, Zen Master Loori captures the unfathomable mystery of our mind and love of the wilderness in extraordinary photographs of ordinary nature.”—Kazuaki Tanahashi, author of Brush Mind
“With consummate honesty, grace, and humor, John Daido Loori shows how art making and spiritual practice are inseparable.”—Meredith Monk