Monday, July 30, 2012

Riding the Ox, A Spiritual Journey #9


Sculpture and poems by Linda Shinji Hoffman
On exhibit in the Marie Louise Trichet Gallery through August 25, 2012.


                 Buds to blossom

                              Blossoms to fruit

                                          Compassion everywhere

There is only the endless source, no attainment, no spiritual path.





For complete poem, visit www.lindahoffman.com and click "new works."

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Zen Proverb



Move             
  
       and the way    

              will open.

                                                                          

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Communion



There is a communion of more than our bodies when bread is broken and wine is drunk.

         M. F. K. Fisher

Monday, July 23, 2012

Riding the Ox, A Spiritual Journey #8


Sculpture and poems by Linda Shinji Hoffman
On exhibit in the Marie Louise Trichet Gallery through August 25, 2012.


No moon, No ox, No I

               Empty sky

                       Endless sky.

Surrender is complete, both you and the ox have disappeared.



 For complete poem, visit www.lindahoffman.com and click "new works."

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Saint Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene, Apostle to the apostles and beloved friend of Jesus, sees her Risen Lord in a garden. (John 22, 11-18)

Today – spend some time, with open eyes, among the flowers.

The feast day of Mary Magdalene is celebrated on July 22.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Riding the Ox, A Spiritual Journey #7

Sculpture and poems by Linda Shinji Hoffman
On exhibit in the Marie Louise Trichet Gallery through August 25, 2012.
                         

   Perfect freedom

              Perfect joy

                      Just sitting.

Having returned home, you realize that there never was an ox outside yourself.



For complete poem, visit www.lindahoffman.com  and click "new works."

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Potter #2



We hold this treasure, the spirit of God, in earthen vessels...

(2 Corinthians 4,7)

Monday, July 9, 2012

Riding the Ox, A Spiritual Journey #6

Sculpture and poems by Linda Shinji Hoffman.
On exhibit in the Marie Louise Trichet Gallery through August 25, 2012.


                      Buddha nature

                               Pervading everywhere

                                               Clip clop - Clip clop

         Now at ease, you and the ox travel home together.



For complete poem, visit www.lindahoffman.com and click "new works."

Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Potter




"I went to the potter's house where the potter was working.  Whenever the object of clay turned out poorly, the potter tried again, making another object.   Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand said the Lord to Jeremiah." 

(Jeremiah 18, 3-6)

Monday, July 2, 2012

Riding the Ox, A Spiritual Journey #5


Riding the Ox, A Spiritual Journey
Sculpture and poems by  Linda Shinji Hoffman
On exhibit in the Marie Louise Trichet Gallery through August 25, 2012


Ox and I walking along

         Tether hangs loose

               Breathing together.

Now you can be gentle with the ox, for you have begun to tame yourself.


(For complete poem, visit www.lindahoffman.com and click "new works")