Zen Art

Zen Christmas

Mahayana Buddhism is a vehicle with room enough for every one to get on board. One meaning of Zen is “all-embracing.” In Zen Buddhism, if something has great benefit to all, we use it. If a local custom is a valuable tool for awakening, we incorporate it. Although Christmas has been commercialized almost out of … Continue reading

Realizing Emptiness
Zen Art

Realizing Emptiness

Since emptiness, from between positive and negative phenomena, is a negative phenomenon and, from between affirming negatives and non-affirming negatives, is a non-affirming negative, when it appears to the mind, nothing will appear except an absence of such inherent existence—a mere elimination of the object of negation. Thus, for the mind of a person realizing … Continue reading