Kazuaki Tanahashi, born in Japan and active in the United States since 1977, is an artist, writer, and worker for peace and the environment. Kaz’s one-stroke paintings, multi-color Zen circles, and calligraphy have been in solo exhibitions throughout the world. His publications include Brush Mind, Penetrating Laughter: Hakuin’s Zen and Art, Lotus, and Treasury of the True Dharma Eye: Zen Master Dogen’s Shobo Genzo. Also, The Heart Sutra: Exploring Wisdom Beyond Wisdom is forthcoming from Shambhala Publications. He is the founding director of A World Without Armies and a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science.
For more information: www.brushmind.net
An excerpt of the Interview with Kazuaki Tanahashi featured in the SAND Anthology vol. 5.
Total silence in which there is neither the observer nor the thing observed is the highest form of a religious mind.
We live in a culture caught in the illusion of time
As individuals and as a culture, we have deeply disconnected from the realm of the body
The yogic sages anticipated quantum physics by noting that a subtle vibrational energy is the substratum of everything we know.
You live with your body now and you attend to your body needs in a functional way
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