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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 »
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    Shinnyo-En and Shinnyo Buddhism Paid Member

    We received word last week that Her Holiness Shinso Ito, head priest of the international  Shinnyo-En Buddhist Order, will be in New York soon to address the 2010 National Conference on Volunteering and Service. Shinso Ito is pictured below in a photo by Richard Walker from the Honolulu Star-Bulletin: More »
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    Taming the Ox Paid Member

    taming the Ox Number 5 of Genju's Oxherding pictures. Daido Roshi comments: We are pretty clear about how our mind works... The whole practice is gradually beginning to come together and is less of a struggle. But there is still the nose-ring, the need for discipline to actualize what is realized. More »
  • A Mandala to puzzle over Paid Member

    Next time you find yourself trapped indoors on a rainy afternoon, here's an idea for an activity that will keep you occupied: piece together Pomegranate's Tibetan Mandala puzzle. With over 1,000 randomly shaped pieces, the 20" by 27" puzzle is sure to focus your attention. For all you puzzle enthusiasts, you can purchase the Tibetan Mandala puzzle here on We wish you the best of luck—be sure to send us photos of your progress and any helpful building advice. We're thinking about getting one for the Tricycle office! To learn more about mandalas, check out Himalayan Art Resources' "What Are Mandalas?" page. More »