Monthly Archives: April 2009


Daruma (Sanskrit: Bodhidharma)

The foremost symbol of Zen is its First Patriarch, Daruma (Sanskrit: Bodhidharma), the legendary meditation master who traveled from India to China in the sixth century to overturn the top-heavy superstructure of doctrinal Buddhism that had arisen in the Middle Kingdom. Bodhidharma is associated with the idea that spiritual, intellectual […]


Amida Scroll

source: Vista Buddhist Temple JUSEIGE ¤ ¤ – two gongs GA GON CHO SE GAN HISSHI MU JO DO SHI GAN FU MAN ZOKU SEI FU JO SHO GAKU GA O MU RYO KO FU I DAI SE SHU FU SAI SHO BIN GU SEI FU JO SHO GAKU GA […]


Tim by Wim Delvoye

:: From Wimtim.com A Zurich man who sold a tattooed part of his body as art is preparing to exhibit himself for the first time at a fair in China. The tattoo on Tim Steiner’s back was bought last week by a German art collector for €150,000 (SFr240,000) in a […]


Ninjō (人情 ,”human emotion or compassion”?)

:: From Wikipedia Ninjō (人情 ,”human emotion or compassion”?) in Japanese, is human feeling that complements and opposes the value of giri, or social obligation, within the Japanese worldview. Broadly speaking, ninjo is said to be the human feeling that inescapably springs up in conflict with social obligation. As ninjo […]