Sans La Boue Pas De Lotus
Printed calligraphy from Thich Nhat Hanh
Calligraphies are a “bell of mindfulness” for the viewer, reminding us to arrive in the here and now, and touch the wonders of life.
This is meditation. This is not work. Suppose I write ‘breathe’; I am breathing at the same time. To be alive is a miracle and when you breathe in mindfully, you touch the miracle of being alive.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Thich Nhat Hanh began to write calligraphies in 1994, for the titles of books, songs and articles appearing in print. Using traditional Chinese ink on rice paper, he developed a new style of Zen calligraphy in the western Roman script. Calligraphies such as “This is it,” “I have arrived, I am home” and “The bread in your hands is the body of the cosmos” began to be framed on the walls in his practice centres around the world.
All the calligraphies are printed on Japanese Mulberry Paper, 55 gr.