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October 21st, 2019

Scenes from the recent Clear Waters Zen Retreat in Batavia, NY.

All photos by Rick McCleary.

6 Comments »

  1. Those photos are breathtaking. There is something about an absence of color. ♡

    Comment by Bonnie R Nygren — October 21, 2019 @ 7:06 pm

  2. Perhaps it is the absence of difference.

    Comment by Karen Maezen Miller — October 23, 2019 @ 7:02 am

  3. There is a certain asceticism about Buddhism, Zen, etc. Removing yourself to a place of quiet contemplation for a period of time in the company of others, promotes peace and compassion. These black and white photos underscore that kind of experience. But of course we have to go back. I regularly betray my beliefs in the goodness of humankind, clenching my fists and being all to willing to throw another punch. I am ashamed of myself then. I read many words that reinforce my own positions on every subject, but when I walk out the door I often feel the wind is knocked out me,

    Comment by Larry Misiak — October 23, 2019 @ 6:54 am

  4. A wise and poignant observation, Larry. Thank you.

    Comment by Karen Maezen Miller — October 23, 2019 @ 7:02 am

  5. Why do Buddha busts often have long, long ear lobes?

    Comment by Larry misiak — November 4, 2019 @ 8:45 am

  6. Because he was born wealthy and once wore the heavy adornments of jewels, which he renounced to pursue spiritual awakening. https://www.nationalgeographic.org/media/buddha-ears/

    Comment by Karen Maezen Miller — November 4, 2019 @ 2:04 pm

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