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The Zen of Seeing

The Zen of Seeing

Seeing, Drawing as Meditation

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Artists
  • Page: 130
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An artist and follower of Zen presents a celebration of nature, people, and the need for self-awareness and intimacy with the visible world.

The Awakened Eye

The Awakened Eye

A Companion Volume to The Zen of Seeing, Seeing/drawing as Meditation

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Random House (NY)
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Zen Buddhism
  • Page: 147
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Life Drawing Life

Life Drawing Life

On Seeing/drawing the Human

  • Author: Frederick Franck
  • Publisher: Great River Books
  • ISBN: 9780915556199
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 127
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"This is a book about life, not just about drawing from life. For forty years I have drawn the naked human body in all its variations on the human theme: white, black, male, female, fat, thin, young and old. It led me to doing ever less "looking-at" and ever more seeing--seeing humans in wonder and reverence. " So that is the body you have to live in, " has often gone through my head. the seeing and the drawing gradually became the single undivided act I called seeing/drawing...an ongoing meditation by hand and eye combined that taught me more about life than any psychologizing and philosophizing.- Frederick Franck

The Zen of Creativity

The Zen of Creativity

Cultivating Your Artistic Life

  • Author: John Daido Loori
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN: 0307417557
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 272
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For many of us, the return of Zen conjures up images of rock gardens and gently flowing waterfalls. We think of mindfulness and meditation, immersion in a state of being where meaning is found through simplicity. Zen lore has been absorbed by Western practitioners and pop culture alike, yet there is a specific area of this ancient tradition that hasn’t been fully explored in the West. Now, in The Zen of Creativity, American Zen master John Daido Loori presents a book that taps the principles of the Zen arts and aesthetic as a means to unlock creativity and find freedom in the various dimensions of our existence. Loori dissolves the barriers between art and spirituality, opening up the possibility of meeting life with spontaneity, grace, and peace. Zen Buddhism is steeped in the arts. In spiritual ways, calligraphy, poetry, painting, the tea ceremony, and flower arranging can point us toward our essential, boundless nature. Brilliantly interpreting the teachings of the artless arts, Loori illuminates various elements that awaken our creativity, among them still point, the center of each moment that focuses on the tranquility within; simplicity, in which the creative process is uncluttered and unlimited, like a cloudless sky; spontaneity, a way to navigate through life without preconceptions, with a freshness in which everything becomes new; mystery, a sense of trust in the unknown; creative feedback, the systematic use of an audience to receive noncritical input about our art; art koans, exercises based on paradoxical questions that can be resolved only through artistic expression. Loori shows how these elements interpenetrate and function not only in art, but in all our endeavors. Beautifully illustrated and punctuated with poems and reflections from Loori’s own spiritual journey, The Zen of Creativity presents a multilayered, bottomless source of insight into our creativity. Appealing equally to spiritual seekers, artists, and veteran Buddhist practitioners, this book is perfect for those wishing to discover new means of self-awareness and expression—and to restore equanimity and freedom amid the vicissitudes of our lives. From the Hardcover edition.

The Zen Arts

The Zen Arts

An Anthropological Study of the Culture of Aesthetic Form in Japan

  • Author: Rupert Cox
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136855580
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 296
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The tea ceremony and the martial arts are intimately linked in the popular and historical imagination with Zen Buddhism, and Japanese culture. They are commonly interpreted as religio-aesthetic pursuits which express core spiritual values through bodily gesture and the creation of highly valued objects. Ideally, the experience of practising the Zen arts culminates in enlightenment. This book challenges that long-held view and proposes that the Zen arts should be understood as part of a literary and visual history of representing Japanese culture through the arts. Cox argues that these texts and images emerged fully as systems for representing the arts during the modern period, produced within Japan as a form of cultural nationalism and outside Japan as part of an orientalist discourse. Practitioners' experiences are in fact rarely referred to in terms of Zen or art, but instead are spatially and socially grounded. Combining anthropological description with historical criticism, Cox shows that the Zen arts are best understood in terms of a dynamic relationship between an aesthetic discourse on art and culture and the social and embodied experiences of those who participate in them.

The Zen of Fundraising

The Zen of Fundraising

89 Timeless Ideas to Strengthen and Develop Your Donor Relationships

  • Author: Ken Burnett
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0787983144
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 180
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If all that has ever been said and written about the art and science of fundraising could be distilled down to just what really matters—what fundraisers everywhere need to know—there would be only a small number of true gems deserving of the description, “nuggets of information.” Leading international fundraiser Ken Burnett, author of the classic Relationship Fundraising, has identified and defined 89 such nuggets which he presents here as The Zen of Fundraising, a fun read, one-of-a-kind look into what makes donors tick and–more importantly–what makes them give.

Zen Seeing, Zen Drawing

Zen Seeing, Zen Drawing

Meditation in Action

  • Author: Frederick Franck
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 169
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Franck, the author of Zen of Seeing, the classic guide, returns with more teachings and instructions.

Mud and Water

Mud and Water

The Collected Teachings of Zen Master Bassui

  • Author: Bassui Tokusho
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0861717236
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 256
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The fourteenth-century Zen master Bassui was recognized as one of the most important Zen teachers of his time. Accessible and eloquent, these teachings cut to the heart of the great matter of Zen, pointing directly to the importance of seeing our own original nature and recognizing it as Buddhahood itself. Bassui is taking familiar concepts in Buddhism and recasting them in an essential Zen light. Though he lived centuries ago in a culture vastly different from our own, Zen Master Bassui speaks with a voice that spans time and space to address our own modern challenges - in our lives and spiritual practice. Like the revered Master Dogen several generations before him, Bassui was dissatisfied with what passed for Zen training, and taught a radically reenergized form of Zen, emphasizing deep and direct penetration into one's own true nature. And also like Dogen, Bassui uses powerful and often poetic language to take familiar Buddhist concepts recast them in a radically non-dual Zen light, making ancient doctrines vividly relevant. This edition of Mud and Water contains several teachings never before translated.

The Zen of Crisis

The Zen of Crisis

  • Author: Michelle Robinson
  • Publisher: FriesenPress
  • ISBN: 1770978410
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 160
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A hauntingly surreal account of tragedy, determination and courage against insurmountable odds. As a young, fragile child fights for her life, her mother faces harsh challenges, discovering the true essence of the human spirit in surprising, mysterious moments. The painfully intertwined lives of many are revealed as truths about spirituality, intuition and humanity are placed in a glaring, pure light. An astonishing experience is exposed through listening to the whispers of "Sierra's song," revealing the true zen of crisis.

Critical Sermons of the Zen Tradition

Critical Sermons of the Zen Tradition

Hisamatsu's Talks on Linji

  • Author: Shin?ichi Hisamatsu
  • Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
  • ISBN: 9780824823849
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 162
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The record of linji stands as one of the great classics of the zen tradition,and modern zen master and reformer hisamatsu shin'ichi offers a lively and penetrating exploration of the religious essence of the text.