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Zenga – The Art of Zen

This article was first published in Nikkei Asia Art of Zen goes to New York Buddhist ink paintings and calligraphies convey the irreverent and the profound with wry humor Two bulging eyes are casting a piercing look at an inscription at the top of an ink painting depicting Bodhidharma, a sixth-century monk known in Japan as Daruma and credited with founding the Zen branch of Mahayana Buddhism. The message conveyed by the artist, the Zen monk Hakuin Ekaku (1685-1768), is serious,… Read more »