(The author of this book gathers drawings and poems by an ...)
The author of this book gathers drawings and poems by an eighteenth-century Japanese Zen Buddhist master and discusses the meaning of his work.
(A humorous book on Zen brushwork and calligraphy. Brush M...)
A humorous book on Zen brushwork and calligraphy. Brush Mind provides insights into the philosophy of art with a collection of writings with only a few simple words. Every other page in the main section of this book shows an imaginative one-stroke painting created in monochrome.
(This book is a concise guide to Zen chants for practition...)
This book is a concise guide to Zen chants for practitioners, as well as for anyone who appreciates the beauty and profundity of the poetry in dharma.
(This book is a comprehensive and accessible introduction ...)
This book is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the history and art of calligraphy as it's been practiced for centuries in China, Japan, and elsewhere in Asia. It works as a guide for the beginner hoping to develop an appreciation for Asian calligraphy, for the person who wants to give calligraphy-creation a try, as well as for the expert or afficionado who just wants to browse through and exult in lovely examples. It covers the history and development of the art, then the author invites the reader to give it a try.
(By means of this book, a revered modern artist and Zen te...)
By means of this book, a revered modern artist and Zen teacher offers an inspirational account of how his art has been the expression of a life of social activism.
Kazuaki studied under Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido.
Since 1991, Kazuaki held the position of a project coordinator and founding secretary at Plutonium Free Future in Berkeley, California.
Also, as a peace activist, he worked against the nuclear arms race and two Gulf Wars. Currently, he holds the post of a founding director of the organisation "A World Without Armies" in Berkeley, California.
(This book is a comprehensive and accessible introduction ...)2016
(By means of this book, a revered modern artist and Zen te...)2018
(This book is a concise guide to Zen chants for practition...)2015
(The author of this book gathers drawings and poems by an ...)1984
(A humorous book on Zen brushwork and calligraphy. Brush M...)1990
"The circle is a reminder that each moment is not just the present, but is inclusive of our gratitude to the past and our responsibility to the future."
"If you learn to enjoy waiting, you don't have to wait to enjoy."
"Each moment is a miracle encompassing everything: the joy and sorrow, the failure and success, the disappointment and happiness, the celebration and grief."
"Let go of your small self and become your true self."
"We are the visible and invisible effect of limitless karma — individual and collective social actions."
"To be thoroughly lazy is a tough job, but somebody has to do it. Industrious people build industry. Lazy people build civilization."
"As soon as you accept the accidental effects, they are no longer accidents. They are necessity the part of yourself that you could not expect or design beforehand. Thus the realm of your creativity grows wider."
Kazuaki Tanahashi is a member of World Academy of Art and Science.
Kazuaki married Linda Beth Hess on November 2, 1980. Their marriage produced two children — Karuna Izumai and Ko Hanshan.