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Hearing with the Eye: Photographs from Point Lobos
     

Hearing with the Eye: Photographs from Point Lobos

by John Daido Loori
 

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These magical photographs of ordinary land- and waterscapes all share a mysterious quality of presence that calls into question any distinction we might make between ourselves and the natural world. They thus represent the renowned nature photographer–Zen master’s teaching on the interconnectedness of all things. The sixty-one astonishingly beautiful color

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These magical photographs of ordinary land- and waterscapes all share a mysterious quality of presence that calls into question any distinction we might make between ourselves and the natural world. They thus represent the renowned nature photographer–Zen master’s teaching on the interconnectedness of all things. The sixty-one astonishingly beautiful color images are accompanied by John Daido Loori’s commentary on a text by the most famous of all historic Zen masters, Eihei Dogen (1200–1253). The photographs and commentary go together to make up a striking teaching on the wisdom of the world around us.

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“Just as ancient Zen painters expressed the truth of reality with sparse strokes of the brush, Zen Master Loori captures the unfathomable mystery of our mind and love of the wilderness in extraordinary photographs of ordinary nature.”—Kazuaki Tanahashi, author of Brush Mind

“With consummate honesty, grace, and humor, John Daido Loori shows how art making and spiritual practice are inseparable.”—Meredith Monk

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590305423
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
03/18/2008
Series:
Dharma Communications
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.52(w) x 9.46(h) x 0.44(d)

Meet the Author

John Daido Loori (1931–2009) was one of the West's leading Zen masters. He was the founder and spiritual leader of the Mountains and Rivers Order and abbot of Zen Mountain Monastery. His work has been most noted for its unique adaptation of traditional Asian Buddhism into an American context, particularly with regard to the arts, the environment, social action, and the use of modern media as a vehicle of spiritual training and social change. Loori was an award-winning photographer and videographer. His art and wildlife photography formed the core of a unique teaching program that integrated art and wilderness training by cultivating a deep appreciation of the relationship of Zen to our natural environment. He was a dharma heir of the influential Japanese Zen master Taizan Maezumi Roshi and he authored many books.

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