'Someone' Nonthinking, 2015 acrylic on canvas, 66" x 66"


Mountain In Water, 2011 acrylic on paper, 22.5 " x 30"


Mountain Walking, 2011 acrylic on paper, 22.5 " x 30"


"DreamMaking" connects to Dogen's wholehearted expression of dream, in which horizons and possibilities of the human/cosmic situation are opened and deepened to express balance andintimacy.


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A Shattered Mirror 2013, acrylic on canvas, 38 " x 56 "

Wind and Water © 2015, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 36"

Passage, 2013 acrylic on canvas, 36" x 36"

 

 

 

R I C H A R D  S T O D A R T  

 

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DreamMaking

 

 

 

 

Zazen is not thinking good,
it is not thinking bad.
It is not mental activity of any kind;
it is not contemplation or reflection.
Have no intention to become a Buddha.
You must cast off your sitting. . .

As you sit, meditating deeply and immovably,
think of not-thinking. What is thinking of not-thinking?
Nonthinking.
This, in and of itself, is the art of zazen.

Zazen is not learning Zen.
It is the Dharma Gate of great repose and bliss.
It is undefiled practice-realization

—Dogen (S, "Zazengi")

 

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