Art

  • Paintings of the 10th Karmapa Paid Member

    Himalayan Art Resources' Jeff Watt writes: Probably one of the most famous Tibetan contemporary artists of his time was the 10th Karmapa, Choying Dorje (1604-1674). Take a look. More »
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    Transcending the Ox Paid Member

    going beyond Part 8 of Genju's Oxherding series. Gate gate... Daido Roshi commentary from Path of Enlightenment: The eighth stage is marked by the complete falling away of body and mind. The ox and the person are gone. Self and other are forgotten. More »
  • Our visit with Her Holiness Shinso Ito Paid Member

    This week, I went with Tricycle's editor and publisher, James Shaheen, to talk to Her Holiness Shinso Ito, the head priest of Shinnyo-en, a Japanese lay Buddhist movement whose global membership numbers about one million. Shinso Ito is the first female priest in her Shingon lineage, from which Shinnyo-en emerged, and has twice presided over ceremonies in the thousand-year-old Daigoji Temple, the oldest building in Kyoto. She is pictured below presenting a statue* made by her father, Shinjo Ito, the founder of Shinnyo-en, to New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. Her Holiness and Hizzoner were speakers at the 2010 National Conference on Volunteering and Service that took place in New York this week. More »
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    Forgetting the Ox Paid Member

    dissolving the Ox Part 7 of 108zenbooks' beautiful and haunting Oxherding pictures (and poems.) Daido Roshi: The struggle has ended. A sense of peacefulness and relaxation pervades. The world is illuminated and feeling of bliss permeates it. The ox is gone, but the person remains. More »
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    Riding the Ox Home Paid Member

    going home Number Six of Genju's haunting and beautiful Oxherding pics at 108zenbooks. She's also creating poems to accompany the images—you can see them at her site. In lieu of my personal commentary (which I'll save until I produce some oxherding pictures of my own—don't worry, it won't be soon!) I'm quoting elliptically from Daido Roshi's commentary in the book Path of Enlightenment: More »
  • Glimpsing the Wild Cow: Oxherding in the Wild West Paid Member

    Genju of 108zenbooks, in the midst of her own oxherding journey, points us to another amazing series of Oxherding pictures by Ruben Habito on the site of Maria Kannon Zen Center in Dallas. Pictured below is "Glimpsing the Wild Cow": The style is Western in two senses of the word. We should also mention that the first spot to go to when you're in need of some oxherding is Barry Briggs's blog, Ox Herding. More »