oxherding

  • A morning at Japan Society, with artist Max Gimblett Paid Member

    The Tricycle staff made a field trip to Japan Society today to spend the morning with Max Gimblett, the New York artist behind the current Ten Oxherding Pictures exhibition. Gimblett was serious, charming, and engaging while he introduced us to his oxherding work in hushed, deep rich tones (we had to be quiet because they were filming an episode of Gossip Girl upstairs... yes, a strange experience to intimately explore 12th century Chinese Zen ideas while an American teen television series is being filmed in arm's reach. To nonduality!). Long story short: the show is great, and we recommend going to see it if you can. The show is running through January 16, 2011. Image: Max Gimblett outside Japan Society 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 »
  • 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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    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 »