Up until the 20th century, Buddhist art retained its traditional forms as seen in the thanka painting tradition of Tibet, the Noh theatre of Japan and the ink brush paintings of the Japanese Zen tradition, amongst others. It is not surprising that Buddhism eventually made its influence known in Western cultural production after its initialContinue reading “Buddhism Performs: Philosophy, Presence, Pedagogy”
Our house is on the smaller side of space for four so there comes a time when my husband seeks the sky outside, on foot. He walks, he strides, he meets the folk who know him in unexpected places in town. This meeting takes place outside the front door in the cold, cold of day.Continue reading “A Moment by the Front Door”
I go looking but the centre of my palm remembers more. The shelf gave up the dark mahogany wood to my daughter but only briefly can I recall the gifting. Such small carpentry with its little metal clasp hiding the treasured alphabet. As a child I wondered at my mother’s trinket collection: locks of babyContinue reading “Learning from ABCs”
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