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

The Power of Compassion

Chinese calligraphy: "The Power of Compassion" in semi-cursive style. Original work. Unframed.

There is nothing stronger than the power of compassion. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche talked about our innate “original peace,” and what he referred to is a “primordial state of non-aggression.” Compassion brings out our inner peace. It is strong and long-lasting. It is not weak. Its warmth has the most immense power.

Black sumi ink on rice paper. 12" by 22". See detail here. 

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.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Being Human

Years ago I did an unusual series of some eerie "Face" lithography work- for the joy and suffering of human beings. Still, we see the world is in turmoil, people are bleeding, struggling for a more dignified life. Can we ever have peace? Where will it come from? Can we find deep within ourselves that we all have something good in common? Can we cherish that and trust that?...

For the hope of the world-

To see a few more work from the "Face" series, please go to:

Friday, February 21, 2014

Buddha is Not Far Away

Buddha is not far away; buddha (awakenment) is in our everyday life. Every thought, speech and action can be awake and cheerful. Every breath can be joyful. We can help the world by being awake and present in the moment.

In our mind and heart, we already have the the seed of awakening - like the seed waiting for the spring rain to sprout. We all have tremendous goodness inside. It is there, never diminished. We can recognize the goodness and cultivate it.

Chinese calligraphy, "Buddha" in semi-cursive style. Black sumi ink on rice paper. The size is 13 by 14 inches. Signed with the artist's seal "the heart of buddha."

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Green Mountains

Memory of spring. An atmosphere of the spring green mountains. Everything is gold. The spring is coming eventually - towards the end of the winter. It has been an unbearable long winter in the North America.

"Composed in Spring" by Robert Burns (1786) :
Come Winter, with thine angry howl, 
And raging bend the naked tree; 
Thy gloom will soothe my chearless soul, 
When Nature all is sad like me!

This green/gold painting is done with acrylic and golden colors on rice paper, mounted on canvas then on board. 21 x 18 in.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Walking Dragon

Walking Dragon. Walking through space with confidence. Walking with pride. We are worthy; we are basically good and wholesome.

This original work was lithography. Inspired by the energy and force of the Chinese calligraphy. For purchasing a high quality giclee print, please go to my art page at the: Saatchi Art.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Endless Time

People went through some serious illness or other unusual circumstance knowing that time is not really as solid as we think it is. Especially when we recall the past memories of our lives, everything is so vivid; it is like they never diminished in any way.

If the understanding of time is not linear, instead, it is always present, like some people who has been there and come back telling us... Then, we might have more compassion, more forgiveness, more understanding, and less regrettable actions... We might appreciate every moment and everyone more deeply.

What is "time" on this blue horizon? What is the meaning of our life? If is not for love?

Blue Horizon, time is endless. Love is so.

Friday, February 14, 2014

In the Mood for Love

Love doesn't suffocate us. True love requires nothing in return. Love is giving endlessly; love is specious; love is letting go.

From Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche: "Happy Valentine's Day to Everyone. This is a great day to celebrate love. I hope no one is missing love but rather able to embrace love. If we want to embrace love there is the entire universe and infinite beings to do so with. This is as heartwarming and fulfilling as being in love. Love is the light of the world that dispels the darkness of our hearts and brings joy and meaning into our lives. So I hope everyone is celebrating this universal day of love."

In the mood for love - Fire Lotus. Enjoy the heat and warmth of love.

This work: Inspired by the Zen art and Chinese brush stroke painting. Simple marks says a lot. Original etching on acid-free Somerset printing paper. Limited edition of 30. The actual size of the image is 6 by 6 inches, paper size is 11 by 15 inches.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

A Splash!

Let's make a big splash, a big, distinguished mark! This is our life, be brave, be yourself! Every mark is unique and invaluable. No matter what happens, it's all good!

Original work: Sumi ink on raw silk, mounted on acid-free paper. The size is 11 by 13 in. The seal is an image of a bird.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Infinite Circle

Everything has a beginning has an end. A beginning starts beyond time, will end beyond time. Why chase those things will perish in a very short time? Why got tangled and suffered from them? There are things more eternal than the materialistic outlooks. Contentment comes from within.

This work is inspired by the simple but elegant Zen art. It is done with permanent sumi ink on rice paper, mounted on acid-free Somerset England paper. Signed with the artist's seal: "Moon".

Medium: Brush and ink drawing on paper
Materials: ink, rice paper, acid-free paper, seal
15 × 22 in (unframed) / 14 × 18 in (actual image size)

Monday, February 10, 2014


Monday morning, winter blue. For the warrior of life, never forget to be brave!

Bravery - living in the moment; not try to escape from life itself. Seeing clearly. Acting with virtue.

Chinese calligraphy: "Bravery" in semi-cursive style. Original work. Unframed.
Permanent golden ink on textured Chinese rice paper, mounted on acid free Somerset England paper. The actual image size is 13" by 17". With paper size is 15 x 23 in. Signed with the seal of the artist: Buddha's Heart.


“The wind blows through the sky and flies over continents without settling anywhere. It traverses space and leaves no trace. Thus should thoughts pass through our minds, leaving no karmic residues and not altering our realization of fundamental simplicity.” ~ H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche 

Chinese calligraphy: "Wind" in grass script style. In Chinese and in some Asian cultures, "wind" can mean "chi", which is life force energy. Here, it refers to the cosmic wind. Sumi ink on rice paper. 13 x 17 in. Signed with the artist's seal.

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Heavenly Smile

We can have the confidence of the heavenly smile.

The view is vast, the mind is soft. The action is definite. The intention is good.

"Heavenly Smile" - This work is inspired by the traditional Chinese brush painting with simple strokes. Everything is symbolic. Mixed media on rice paper mounted on poplar wood panel, ready to hang. The size is 11 × 16 × 1 in.

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Going East

"Going East" mixed media on paper. This work will be shown at a group show in a Hudson gallery. Please come to the opening if you are nearby.

LOCATION: LIMNER GALLERY, 123 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534.
DATES OF SHOW: January 30 - February 22, 2014
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, February 1, 5-7pm

"Going East"- There is no place is home, so every place becomes home. Home is the palace where my mind dwells; if I lost my mind, I lost home. "East" is the direction where I know, I am aware - of my mind.

Mixed media on rice paper, mounted on acid-free paper. The size is 22 by 15 in.