The basic story speaks about the relationship between a hermit monk and an orphan left in his charge. Together they care for a temple in the middle
KANNON BODHISATTVA, KANNON BOSATSU, LORD OF COMPASSION, GODDESS OF MERCY Avalokitesvara is possibly the most popular of all Buddhist deities, beloved throughout
Nama-rupa, sometimes spelled namarupa, is a Sanskrit and Pali term that comes up frequently in Buddhism. It literally means “name and form,” although it
A monk asked Joshu, “Has a dog the Buddha Nature?” Joshu answered, “Mu.” In order to master Zen, you must pass the barrier of the patriarchs.
The Dhammapada is one of the most popular Buddhist texts in the world, the most famous and most read Buddhist scripture comprising the sayings of Buddha.
Shodo – sho – to write and do – way, hence “The way of writing.” Like many other Japanese traditions shodo has roots in China. During the 6th and 7th century
Boundless wind and moon – the eye within eyes, Inexhaustible heaven and earth – the light beyond light The willow dark, the flower bright – ten thousand houses;
If you are a poet, you will see clearly that there is a cloud floating in this sheet of paper. Without a cloud, there will be no rain; without rain, the
Today we start to post Zen illustrations or comics that will hopefully bring a new understanding of what Zen is all about. At this very beginning, we propose