Monthly Archives: February 2014

Polish a Tile

“When you become you, Zen becomes Zen.  When you are you, you see things as they are, and you become one with your surroundings.”   – shunryu suzuki In the story of Nangaku, Baso was sitting.  He claimed to be practicing … Continue reading

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One Way to See It

Zen in flesh is that moment of awareness that is uninterrupted with thought. To paint a painting is to be zen.  Too much dialogue may interrupt a natural response.  The brain communicates through synopsis.  Patterns are developed and desire is … Continue reading

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Four Views

One object can be seen in many ways. All things are viewed from the eyes and mind of the viewer. It is known that we fill in the spaces of our perspective with thoughts. That would make the interpretation of … Continue reading

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Precious Human Life

Steve Jobs understood the meaning behind “Soon Be Dead, ” a hand painted sign that is what a person sees as they approach the front door at Art Studio 422,  my current home.  I had been to the Red Ants … Continue reading

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Soon Be Dead

“We need to meditate on death and impermanence to overcome procrastination,” -geshe kelsang gyatso

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