zen buddhist monk - thich nhat hanh
i wanted to share the news of thich nhat hanh's serious health crisis. like so many of you, i look to him as a guide on the path to peace and have learned so very much. he suffered a serious brain hemorrhage and is currently in the hospital. you can read more about it here.
we all know that death is a reality, but that our time of death is unknown. it's not some dark trick, it's just the way of things.
thay has given so much to the world -
i wanted to give something back.
for months i have had in my mind the creation of pieces that would work together to form a small sacred space.
barry smith makes exquisite traveller's shrines
barry smith 2013
mine are based upon my stitching and weaving, metal working and study of tibetan calligraphy.
i had the mats and stones/shells firmed up.
but not the metal.
not until thay fell ill.
and then i made an offering bowl.
my offering to him for all he has done,
to be used by others to make their own
ripples and ripples and ripples.
mjd - 2014
mjd - 2014
may we all work towards peace
in our thoughts