Girl by the river

Two Zen monks, Tanzan (1819-1892) and Ekido, traveling on pilgrimage, came to a muddy river crossing. There they saw a lovely young woman dressed in her...

Primordial generating matrix of Dzogchen

"The Three Statements that Strike the Vital Point" by Garab Dorje Table 1а.  Initial generating matrix of Dzogchen (Theory) Hitting the Essence in Three Words  the final testament of...

Artistic principles and aesthetic ideals of Zen

Aesthetic  principles of Zen and its manifistation Table 1. Artistic principles and aesthetic ideals of Zen in the Structure of Primordial Essences and Phenomenal Worlds       ...

Chan Buddhism and Art

Chan-Buddhist themes and motifs in Chinese Art Chan Buddhist Art in China During The Tang Dynasty (618-907) Wang Wei (699–759), a universal Chinese genius, was a great poet,...

Who Am I? Zen Proverbs

Who are you? Keiji, a long-time Zen student, approached his master and said: “I don’t see how there can be any enlightenment that sets you...