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".

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.

For purchasing, please click on Saatchi link: One Stroke

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)."

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".