New at the artisans’ gallery – photographer Dan Dhruva Baumbach
For Dan, art – and art appreciation – is a path to stillness and awakening.
These days I love to spend my time in nature wandering around with my camera. I still get very quiet and just respond to the beauty I see in front of me. Sometimes I’ll take photographs of what I am seeing and sometimes not.
What I’m doing in photographs is capturing my experience. If you look at my photos and are stopped, then I’ve been successful.
People like to talk about spiritual art but I don’t like to make differences. To me the purpose of any art is to stop you and take you out of yourself.
– Dan Dhruva Baumbach
Dan Dhruva Baumbach at the artisans’ gallery
let your subject find you
wherever the eye falls is the face of creation
New at the artisans’ gallery – Lisa Gakyo Shaewe
Water practices and validates water; therefore there is a study of water speaking water. We must bring to realization the path on which the self encounters the self. We must move back and forth along the vital path on which the other studies and fully comprehends the other, and then leap free.
– Eihei Dōgen
Letting mySelf melt into water itSelf. Living again and again the resilience and support of frozen states that divide and reflect and in time always crack, giving way to formlessness with no boundaries that can be defined.
– Lisa Gakyo Shaewe
Lisa an artist working in photography and mixed media. She’s also a board certified art therapist, licensed professional counselor and an adjunct faculty / meditation instructor at Naropa University. She lives in the mountains outside of Boulder, Colorado. Please visit her page to see more of her stunning photography and read her comments about her creative practice.
Lisa Gakyo Shaewe at the artisans’ gallery
Related: the tao of water
Water of Ten Directions
Painter, brush, canvas, image, subject–they are not many.
The painter is the brush, the image is the painter, the subject is the object, the canvas is the paint.
Those things only separate themselves when we separate them by the way we use our mind.
– John Daido Loori Roshi, The Eight Gates of Zen
Image copyright © 2008 John Daido Loori Roshi, all rights reserved
The Tao of Water
a must-see online exhibition of Daido Roshi’s photography
John Daido Loori at the artisans’ gallery
let your subject find you
hearing with the eye
vale, Daido Roshi
When all thoughts
I slip into the woods
a pile of shepherd’s purse.
Like the little stream
making its way
through the mossy crevices
I, too, quietly
turn clear and transparent.
The mind thinks that there is an observer, an independent you,
and that is what is doing the observing.
But really there isn’t someone who is observing.
Consciousness is conscious.
Awareness is aware.
Observing is observing.
More from Adyashanti:
seeing from silence
Milosz, Lawrence, Einstein and Adyashanti on nondual awareness
In a similar vein:
everything is this Knowing
carse, katz, and the vast view