Moon by the Window

Author: Shodo Harada
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861716345
Format: PDF, ePub
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Shodo Harada is internationally recognized both as a Zen teacher and as a world-class master of the fine art of Zen calligraphy. Harada regularly exhibits and gives calligraphy demonstrations in museums and universities in the U.S. and abroad. Accomplished Zen teachers from across the globe come to further plumb the depths of Zen through studying with him, earning him a reputation as "the roshi's roshi" - which is to say, the master's master. Moon by the Window is a beautiful collection of 108 pieces of Shodo Harada's calligraphic Zen masterpieces - assembled over decades, and drawn from the rich and poetic literature of the Zen tradition. Each work of art is accompanied by Harada Roshi's sharp and glittering commentaries, making each page a spiritually edifying and aesthetically uplifting treasure.

Zen Bridge

Author: Keido Fukushima
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1614292140
Format: PDF
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A funny, poignant, and illuminating masterclass on Zen philosophy and practice from a beloved teacher. Zen Bridge collects Dharma talks given by the Zen master Keido Fukushima Roshi. Fukushima Roshi's anecdotes on his own training are humble, hilarious, and full of wisdom. His reflections on classical teachings intermingle with personal stories, allowing them to be accessible to all readers while at the same time transcendent. The power and authenticity of this true Zen master shines through in his words. This book includes black and white illustrations of basic sitting and hand posture for meditation as well as selections of Fukushima Roshi's calligraphy.

Not One Single Thing

Author: Shodo Harada
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1614291144
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Explore the seminal Platform Sutra, with one of the greatest living Zen masters as a guide. A lodestone of Zen Buddhism, the Platform Sutra presents the life, work, and wisdom of Eno, or Huineng, the fascinating and much-loved seventh-century Sixth Patriarch of Chinese Zen. He was an illiterate woodcutter who famously attained enlightenment after only hearing a single line of the Diamond Sutra, and who went on to decisively upstage senior monks with a poem that demonstrated the depth and clarity of his insight. His example has demonstrated to generations of students and spiritual seekers worldwide that enlightenment is attainable regardless of education or social standing. His exhortations to directly perceive one's true nature, right here and now, still reverberate in contemporary Zen. Shodo Harada Roshi’s fresh reading of the Platform Sutra offers both the history behind the work and the lived experience of its wisdom. In a plain-English, conversational voice, Shodo Harada brings the sutra to life for his students, discussing and explaining its central points chapter by chapter and illustrating it with his own beautiful calligraphy. This is an essential Buddhist text brought to life.

The Path to Bodhidharma

Author: Shodo Harada
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN:
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Written for those who want to live in a modern way but not necessarily in a modern home, this book explains the concepts behind the modern movement. It aims to bring classic buildings to life and, by identifying the trademarks of the great Modern designers, demonstrates how modern can be achieved in contemporary interiors.

Morning Dewdrops of the Mind

Author: Shodo Harada Roshi
Publisher: Frog Books
ISBN: 9781883319106
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this concise collection of essays, Shodo Harada Roshi brings zen to life. Reflecting on current events and the state of society, he applies zen's direct and simple teachings to the benefit of the reader.

Zen Word Zen Calligraphy

Author: Eidō Shimano
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781570621277
Format: PDF
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Calligraphic renderings of Zen phrases and poems are accompanied by stories, ancedotes and teachings designed to explain their meaning

The Book of Mu

Author: James Ishmael Ford
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861716434
Format: PDF, ePub
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Examines the Zen principle of mu and presents the writings of over forty teachers on the practice of mu.

Shodo

Author: Shozo Sato
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462911889
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this beautiful and extraordinary zen calligraphy book, Shozo Sato, an internationally recognized master of traditional Zen arts, teaches the art of Japanese calligraphy through the power and wisdom of Zen poetry. Single-line Zen Buddhist koan aphorisms, or zengo, are one of the most common subjects for the traditional Japanese brush calligraphy known as shodo. Regarded as one of the key disciplines in fostering the focused, meditative state of mind so essential to Zen, shodo calligraphy is practiced regularly by all students of Zen Buddhism in Japan. After providing a brief history of Japanese calligraphy and its close relationship with the teachings of Zen Buddhism, Sato explains the basic supplies and fundamental brushstroke skills that you'll need. He goes on to present thirty zengo, each featuring: An example by a skilled Zen monk or master calligrapher An explanation of the individual characters and the Zen koan as a whole Step-by-step instructions on how to paint the phrase in a number of styles (Kaisho, Gyosho, Sosho) A stunning volume on the intersection of Japanese aesthetics and Zen Buddhist thought, Shodo: The Quiet Art of Japanese Zen Calligraphy guides beginning and advanced students alike to a deeper understanding of the unique brush painting art form of shodo calligraphy. Shodo calligraphy topics include: The Art of Kanji The Four Treasures of Shodo Ideogram Zengo Students of Shodo

Sketching for Animation

Author: Peter Parr
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 135003391X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Drawing and sketching are central to the art of animation and can be crucial tools in designing and developing original stories, characters and layouts. Sketching for Animation offers a wealth of examples, exercises and tips from an army of professional animators to help you develop essential sketching, technical drawing and ideation techniques. With interviews and in-depth case studies from some of today's leading animators, including Bill Plympton, Glen Keane, Tori Davis and John Canemaker, this is a unique guide to turning your sketchbook - the world's cheapest, most portable pre-visualisation tool - into your own personal animation armory.