Zen habits

Mono no Aware

(n.) lit. “the pathos of things”; the awareness of the impermanence or transience of all things and the gentle sadness and wistfulness at their passing. “A per... Read More...

Tokyo Monogatari

"Watching a Ozu’s movie is such a cruel and intense experience, that every second is lived as an infinite present." Shigehiko Hazumi Yasujiro Ozu, one of t... Read More...

Impermanence

"Fortunately, life is nothing but a continuing dance of birth and death, a dance of change. Every time I hear the rush of a mountain stream, or the waves crashi... Read More...

Zen garden

"Zen is the peculiarly Chinese way of accomplishing the Buddhist goal of seeing the world just as it is, that is, with a mind that has no grasping thoughts or f... Read More...

Chanoyu: way of tea

'Meanwhile, let us have a sip of tea. The afternoon glow is brightening the bamboos, the fountains are bubbling with delight, the soughing of the pines is heard... Read More...