A Treat for Tuesday: Zen Inspired Art

Each month we feature a Dharma discussion lead by a member of our Sangha. Tuesday, April 14, 2020, Ikusei Jacqueline Lee will lead the discussion, Her topic is Zen Art and her Dharma Name. The photo above is a piece of art created by Ikusei.

Since the thirteenth century Zen as a practice or way of living has influenced the arts and crafts of Japan. So much so that this cultural thread exists around the world today in martial arts, gardening, tea services, calligraphy, dance---on and on.

Today, this phenomenon is captured to a degree in the Japanese phrase: wabi-sabi.