“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” ~Rumi
Ed Levy’s Poetry is AEB’s newest feature. In the feature, Ed Levy shares a variety of poems and insights. To read his post, please visit the following link: Ed Levy’s Poetry.
In his book, The Zen of Creativity, the late Roshi John Daido Loori, a noted photographer, explores the path that connects Zen practice to the creative process. He identifies four steps from direct experience to creative manifestation that apply to any art form. First is inspiration, or muse, followed by settling attention into the hara. As one settles, chi–vital energy–flows, driving artistic expression. Finally, acknowledgement and gratitude occur when the creative process is complete.d
How is it for you?
Art in the Empty Bowl features the work of members of EBZ and asks the question “how does your work connect with your practice?” Here we share in the pleasures of offering our art, whether we are novice or experienced, whether poets, musicians, craftspeople or fine artists.
Art in the Empty Bowl is intended to be interactive. We hope that visitors to this site will ask questions, respond to the featured artist’s work and provide encouragement.
Art in the Empty Bowl is a project of the Empty Bowl Zendo, a Zen Buddhist community that welcomes those from all faiths and traditions who wish to practice with us. We meet through Zoom and in the Parish House of the Church of the Redeemer in Morristown, NJ. Our teachers are Roshi Ray Cicetti and Sensei Michele Keido Daniels.
For more information, please visit the Empty Bowl Zendo’s website: https://www.emptybowlzendo.org/