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.
Do you think peace requires an end to war? Or tigers eating only vegetables?
from The Wisdom of Islam: An Introduction to the Living Experience of Islamic Belief and Practice
For many meditators, reclaiming an awareness of feelings is a long and difficult process. Yet in Buddhist psychology bringing consciousness to feelings is critical for awakening.
What am I up to when, with a couple of blindingly luminous formulations, I claim to take my stand as Awareness and to allow everything, free from resistance, effortlessly?
The process of dependent origination is sometimes said to be the heart or the essence of all Buddhist teaching. What is described in the process is the way in which suffering can arise in our lives, and the way in which it can end.
Lama Rod Owens is interviewed by David Montgomery for The Washington Post on Love and Rage, spiritual activism, Buddhism and white supremacy.
When me they fly, I am the wings; I am the doubter and the doubt, I am the hymn the Brahmin sings.
...As you walk back by the little farmhouses, the meadows, and the railway line, you will see that yesterday has come to an end: life begins where thought ends...
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