Monday, September 13, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Brush-and-Ink Buddha

by Ven Shinkei Shibayama, abbot of Miroku-ji temple
"You should call on my name
and be wrapped in the light of compassion"

Friday, September 10, 2010

"Ennin reaches the China Sea"

During the years 838-847AD Jikaku Daishi (Ennin)
traveled in Tang-dynasty China in search of the Dharma.
Today's Tendai practices, ceremonies and chants
are derived in most part from this one great bodhisattva
and what he learned and brought back from China.
This is JOSHIN Jon Driscoll's 3-panel sumi-e.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Ven Ichishima photo

Ichishima Shoshin was honored as a "Top Scholar of Tendai."
With Kobori-sensei in the center, Ven Ichishima is to the left
and his son Gen-san is directly behind him.