Sunday, February 11, 2007

New additions

There are two new additions to the Ordinary Mind altar, from Peg's trip to San Diego. The altar now has a new Avalokiteshvara (Kwan Yin), the bodhisattva of compassion, to match the Manjusri, bodhisattva of wisdom, and Samantabhadra, bodhisattva of great activity. There is also a striking new frog, from the artist Jon Anderson. The technique for making the intricate designs is from the centuries old Italian process of millefiore, originally used for art glass and jewelry, and here used with Fimo clay. There is more information about the process Anderson uses at his web site. If you click on Fiore technique, there is an explanation of this process. To see larger images of the frog, visit the Ordinary Mind Flickr gallery or click on any image in the set on the right. To see the frog in real life, come sit zazen with us!


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