Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Gentle Land

Gentle, sweet, misty landscape of milk and honey. The richness of nature is abundant, if we take good care of it. A little heart, and less greed. Human being is part of the land after all.

Mixed media with oil on Japanese wax masa paper. My seal is an image of a bird on the right. The size is 7 by 17 in.

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Chinese calligraphy: "Today" in semi-cursive style. We only have today. Today's actions can determine our future. Every moment of today is precious. Every breath is life itself.

Original work. Unframed. Sumi ink on textured Chinese rice paper. 16.5" by 13". Signed with the seal of the artist: "Chin's heart". The calligraphy itself is professionally double-mounted on another piece of acid-free paper, so the surface is totally flattened. Ready to be put into a frame.

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Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Mountain Sea Sutra

"Mountain-Sea-Sutra" 山海經. Abstract landscape. Mixed media on rice paper, mounted on canvas. 25 x 50 inches. Opening Reception: April 12, 2014, 5-7 PM. Limner Gallery abstract group show. 123 Warren Street, Hudson, New York. You are cordially invited!
Exhibition from 4/10 to 5/3/2014.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

There will be Light

There will be light when the day dawns. There is light in our minds and hearts at this moment. When night falls - the darkness of outside cannot take away the inner light. The light that is forever warm and bright.

"The notion of enlightenment is that no matter how dark the room is, even if it has been dark for thousands of years. As soon as someone lights a match, the room is illuminated." 
 - Sakyong Mipham, Shambhala Principle

Where there is light, there is hope. Chinese calligraphy: "Light" (Chinese pinyin: Guāng) in semi-cursive script style. Original work. Unframed. Sumi ink on textured Chinese rice paper, mounted on Somerset England paper. The paper size is 11" by 15"; the actual image size is 9" by 14". Signed with the seal of the artist: "emptiness and form are inseparable".

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

One-Pointed Mind

In this day and time, it is very hard to keep our mind simple. Although simplicity might be the best thing we can do in the midst of all the distractions.

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche from his book "Shambhala Principle"-
When I became overwhelmed, I would ask my father (Trungpa Rinpoche) what to do. He said, “Keep it simple.” This was one of the most powerful spiritual transmissions I ever received. He was communicating to me that I already had the answer: I could always come back to goodness. 

Keep it simple. One pointed mind is much more useful than a overwhelmed, chaotic mind. Just feel it one at a time. What we do right now at this moment. Place our mind on it. The source is goodness.

Chinese calligraphy: "Place Your Mind One-Pointedly" in semi-cursive style. Original work. Unframed. Sumi ink on textured Chinese dragon red rice paper. 13" by 14". Signed with the seal of the artist: "Buddha's heart". 

Monday, March 24, 2014

One Stoke

One stroke; one mind. One-pointedly we can move forward into the vast space, with strength and elegance.

Sumi ink on Japanese textured mulberry paper. The size is 22 x 12.5 in.

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Sun, Rain, and Dew, All is Expression of Love

Chinese calligraphy: "Sun, Rain, and Dew, All is Expression of Love" in semi-cursive style. Original work. Unframed.

Sometimes it feels difficult, the weather, the people, everything around us, ourselves is suffering. Look into our mind and heart, there is a blue sky, an open lake there... The stillness is within our hearts. The strength is there.

Sumi ink on textured golden speckled Chinese rice paper. 12.5" by 18". Signed with the seal of the artist: "Happiness, Wealth, and Longevity".

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Into Empty Space

Art that Reflects Feelings and Perceptions
by Yeachin Tsai

READ the article on Shambhala Times 

An Interview by Shambhala Carolyn Mandelker, Shambhala Executive Director
The Art and Calligraphy of Yeachin Tsai

This image: "Chaos is Good News": Big marks, open space, chaos could be good news sometimes because we are allowing the energy to come in. We can ride the tremendous new energy and follow the flow. Don't be afraid and miss the opportunity to change.

Mixed media with metallic gold color on rice paper, mounted on canvas. 30 by 26 inches. Ready to hang. Artist signed on the front with the seal: "emptiness and form are inseparable."

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Dragon's Claw

Dragon's fearless Claw. Unconditional confidence; Confidence without aggression.

The dragon is energetic, powerful and unwavering. It has a state of inscrutability that is based on insightful fearlessness. It is also very playful and humorous; since its mind is not confined by any fixed concept.

Abstract painting. Mixed media on rice paper, mounted on canvas. Ready to hang. The size is 18 x 18 x 1 in. The seal is: "walking in the sky (sky walker/ sky dancer)."

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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Bamboo in the Wind

"Be kind in the morning; be kind during the day; and be kind in the evening." There is tremendous power there. Just like bamboo, gentle but strong. With kindness, we will have no regret later in our life; we can respect ourselves and help others. We can feel good.

"Bamboo in the Wind"- Sumi ink on paper. With my seal, which is an image of a bird on the left corner. 10 x 10".

Monday, March 03, 2014

It Is a Good Day!

Every day is a good day, every moment is a good moment. Every moment is so subtle, and precious, that we can use it in infinite ways: to have a good thought, bad thought, nasty thought, noble thought, or neutral thought... then, from that thought, the action, either virtuous or non-virtuous, will follow. Then we create our "Karma" - "action" in Sanskrit.

The mystery is: it is so ordinary, there is actually no mystery. Every moment is decided by us.

Meditation has taught me that we always have the opportunity to seize the moment. The greater trust we have in ourselves, and the more conviction we have in our goodness, the more strength we will have to seize it. With self-doubt and lack of conviction, our past negative actions gain momentum and the joy of the present is awash in doubt and fear. Then the future looks dismal. If we as humanity feel good about ourselves, we will grab this particular moment with great conviction before it washes away. Each of us holds human destiny in our hands. It will be completely determined by how the mind feels about itself.
"The Shambhala Principle", by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

Chinese calligraphy, "Meditation-Zen"(in Japanese), or "Chan"(in Chinese) in semi-cursive style.
Sumi ink on rice paper. The size is 15 by 15 inches. Signed with the artist's seal "the heart of buddha", and my name "Chin".

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Dust Storm

The karmic wind swept the landscape of life. Feel the power of natural laws. At this time, patience and acceptance are the best antidote. All is changing and all will be good.

"Dust Storm"- permanent sumi ink and acrylic on rice paper, mounted on acid-free paper.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Going West

Going west: be luxurious, generous, and bold. In Vajrayana Buddhism, the Five Buddhas Families, also known as the Five Wisdom, represent five distinctive energies. West is red, it is fire, it is lotus; it is magnetizing, and subjugating. It could be seductive.

According to Trungpa Rinpoche, "True Perception", he said:
"True padma (lotus) art is very luscious and colorful, absolutely brilliant color. It also has curves and shapes. One stroke of color doesn't make your mind interested in it, but padma art has curves, like a lotus."

Going West - Mixed media with permanent ink and acrylic on rice paper mounted on canvas. Signed with the seal of the artist on the front. 36 x 36 x 1.5 in.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Coil of Joy

This original work is inspired by the simple but elegant Zen art. The energy is moving upward. In a long winter season like this, be aware of our energy. Raise energy through some form of exercise, and relax with the elements.

This work: is done with permanent sumi ink on rice paper, mounted on acid-free Somerset England paper. Signed with the artist's seal, an image of a bird. The paper size is 15 × 22 in (unframed). The actual image size is 14 × 18 in (actual image size).

Monday, February 24, 2014


Chinese calligraphy: "Remembering" in semi-cursive style. Original work. Unframed.

Remembering my teacher's wise words; remembering my parents; remembering where I came from; remembering the kindness of the world; remembering sunshine and moonlight; remembering we are worthy and good. remembering love and friendship; remembering who we are and where we are.

Permanent black sumi ink on textured Chinese rice paper, mounted on acid-free Somerset England paper. The paper size is 11" by 15"; the actual image size is 9" by 14". Signed with the seal of the artist: "Tao".

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Shooting Stars

Shooting stars cross the night sky. When was the last time I stare at the sky? Running around under this infinite winter sky, all my seemingly important activities are so petty and trivial. Breathe in, the cold winter air fills my lungs. How sweet the smell of the fire wood...

Acrylic on rice paper, mounted on board. 17.5 x 17.5 in. Signed with the artist's seal: an image of a rabbit, on the front. Ready to hang.

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