Experimented with a picture Satya published some time ago. Traced it to get a line drawing as a base for an traditional Byzantine-like icon. Although the original drawing was colored with watercolour with a beautiful translucent appearance, I was curious how the three figures would appear in a icon-like decor and with much denser coloring.
Here it is. As in most religious icons some theology is as it were packed in a symbolic imagery. I will write about that later. Hope you like…Continue
I would like to ask your attention for what Ida (my ex) has produced. I would not recommend such a 'product' in my spiritual friends circle, were it not that I happen to know the producer very well and moreover I know her philosophy and spirituality. Very special!
Basically Ida offers a special guided meditation/sound practice. In contradistinction however with methods that use sound or music to 'deepen' one's meditation or brings one in a mellow mood, in this practice people…Continue
Recently I was reading in a book about Honen (one of the founding fathers of PureLand Buddhism) about his unique practice of singing, vocalising the Nembutsu. Before Honen there were practises in which one repeated the name of Amida and other Deities silently for oneself. This can be called: contemplative Nembutsu.
Honen succeeded in establishing a practice that one could call a shamanic one: circumambulating a Buddha statue and singing "Namo Amida Bu": I call upon Amida Buddha.…Continue
Below this I want accompany my BEST WISHES for each of you by a photo of a little shrine I made in the woods near Amida France. It's under one of the majestic old oaks along the Medieval Road.
This Icon marks a definitive change in my life.
So I thought it appropriate to show you what I made.
I meant it a symbol of change, or rather a blessing for the passing by pilgrim. literary embodying my deepest wish for every traveller and…Continue