I am using Weeping Buddha and the lojong sayings and commentary from Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness by Chogyam Trungpa as a study, together.
I’ve been practicing tonglen for almost three decades, and it is my main practice.
This is the twentieth weekly installment. To start at the beginning go here.
I have two statues of Weeping Buddha.
The small one is wonky, distorted and not symmetrical.
Sometimes my drawing is wonky, but sometimes my drawing is accurate and the statue I am drawing is wonky. This is a pretty good contour drawing of a wonky statue!
Look at those feet, completely strange! The monks practice their carving skills and
in the process, turn out odd statues. I practice my drawing skills with
Weeping Buddha and turn out statues with a dozen fingers. Life is practice!
I am interested in hearing about YOUR life or how the lojong
affected you or your practice awakening in some manner.
Some have asked me about my ongoing studies of weeping Buddha.
They are all drawn in an OE or OKINA NOTEBOOKS (my favorite journals, also known as Cadic), and this one was drawing with a Preppie pen and Polar Brown Noodler’s ink. Caran D’ache watercolor pencils.