Saturday, January 30, 2016

Zen Lineage from Bodhidharma to Kyochiku Zenshi

From the 1966 classic Zen Dust

Kyochiku Zenshi at the Myoanji Altar

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Ancient Temple Artifacts of the Bamboo Flute

Todaiji, Nara, 8th century.

Horyuji, Nara, 7th century.

Byodo-in, Uji, 11th century.

Byodo-in, Uji, 11th century.
The octagonal lantern in front of the Daibutsuden at Todaiji is the only artifact remaining intact from the original temple besides the Daibutsu's lotus-petal throne and the drapery part of the left femoral region. Completed in 794.

Two more shakuhachi lanterns, identical to the earlier Todaiji lantern, appear at the main pagoda of My. Koya, and the mausleum of Kobo Daishi, 9th century.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016