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A morning at Japan Society, with artist Max Gimblett

The Tricycle staff made a field trip to Japan Society today to spend the morning with Max Gimblett, the New York artist behind the current Ten Oxherding Pictures exhibition. Gimblett was serious, charming, and engaging while he introduced us to his oxherding work in hushed, deep rich tones (we had to be quiet because they […]

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Transcending the Ox

going beyond Part 8 of Genju’s Oxherding series. Gate gate… Daido Roshi commentary from Path of Enlightenment: The eighth stage is marked by the complete falling away of body and mind. The ox and the person are gone. Self and other are forgotten. 1. Searching for the Ox2. Finding the Traces3. Seeing the Ox4. Catching […]

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Glimpsing the Wild Cow: Oxherding in the Wild West

Genju of 108zenbooks, in the midst of her own oxherding journey, points us to anotheramazing series of Oxherding pictures by Ruben Habito on the site of Maria Kannon Zen Center in Dallas. Pictured below is “Glimpsing the Wild Cow”: The style is Western in two senses of the word. We should also mention that the […]

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Taming the Ox

taming the Ox Number 5 of Genju’s Oxherding pictures. Daido Roshi comments: We are pretty clear about how our mind works… The whole practice is gradually beginning to come together and is less of a struggle. But there is still the nose-ring, the need for discipline to actualize what is realized. 1. Searching for the […]

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