OM WINDOW HANGER – BUDDHIST ART

Greetings to all,

Here is another assembly art piece I’ve made.  It is an OM Window Hanger.  Found the letters at a local non-profit resale store and the vintage glass chandelier crystals at an estate sale.  The letters are dark green and hand wired together, the crystals are also hand wired.  The OM is self explanatory.  The three crystals are reminders of our vow to the Three Jewels (or Refuges), the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha.  When the sun passes through the crystals the light is broken up into mini-rainbows that fill the room beyond.  It is approximately 17 inches long, 9 inches wide with an eye hook for hanging (check out the pics).

I make these for the enjoyment.  I sell them for the cash so I can do more for others by making more.

$60.00 plus shipping to wherever it ends up going

Livelihood: Intent Matters — Imagination in Meditation 2

LIVELIHOOD:  INTENT MATTERS

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Business in weapons, business in meat, business in human beings, business in intoxicants, and business in poison were not appropriate livelihoods in the Buddha’s time and culture.

Now one must take a more appropriate view of livelihood.

Arms dealers profit from business in weapons . . . soldiers use weapons as tools to protect others.

Industiral farms cause suffering . . . butchers prepare food to alleviate hunger.

Pimps are slavers . . . adoption agencies find families for children.

Meth and heroin are dangerous poisons . . . marijuana is sold for medicinal and recreational purposes.

Chemical weapons are used to kill . . . pesticides (when used properly) are used to protect families.

Intent matters.

Now it is not the title of the job that makes it inappropriate . . . it is how that job is engaged.

What we do matters.

LIVELIHOOD ART 8  SOLDIERS PROTECT

LIVELIHOOD ART 3  ARMS DEALERS PROFIT

LIVELIHOOD ART 9   SOLDIERS DIE . . . ARMS DEALERS PROSPER

LIVELIHOOD ART 6  THIS HAPPENS ALL OVER THE WORLD

LIVELIHOOD ART 5  THE RISKS ARE CAUSALLY DIFFERENT

I bow with respect,

Wayne Ren-Cheng

Lucky Buddha Beer – Artistic Creative Re-Description

Greetings to all,

In Engaged Dharma the ideal of creative re-description often meets reality.  This particular reality is that images of the Buddha are used to sell material goods, in this case it is Lucky Buddha Beer.

LUCKY BUDDHA

I engaged in some skillful re-description turning intoxicant containers into  bottles of dharma.  Paint the image of the Buddha, put a mixture of lemon balm and mint, grown in my own herb garden, dried and mixed by me into the bottle.

Then glue a card to the back with this dharani on it:  May this home bring peace and prosperity to all those who enter.  May all who enter experience compassion, acceptance and generosity within.  May this home be a refuge to family, friends and strangers alike.  Sva Ha   🙂  Spray with polyurethane sealer and fit a cork into the neck.

It becomes a ‘home blessing bottle’.  Take it home, pull the cork, sprinkle the herbs while reading aloud the dharani.  They are each unique.

$20 plus shipping.  Email v.wayne.hughes@gmail.com if interested.

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I bow with respect,

Wayne Ren-Cheng