David Schneider

David Schneider , a former resident of the San Francisco Zen Center, is the author of Street Zen: The Life and Work of Issan Dorsey and Crowded by Beauty: The Life and Zen of Poet Philip Whalen. He was ordained as a Zen priest in 1977 and in 1995 was made an acharya in the Shambhala lineage.

Magazine History & Philosophy

Sacred Seeds

Just as a seed contains the whole plant, the syllables of Siddham calligraphy are concentrations of enlightened energy. This holy script played a crucial role in the journey of Tantric Buddhism from ancient India to East Asia. Text and artwork by David Schneider

By David Schneider
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