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Zen Practices

Meditation Hall with Abstract Zen Art

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Welcome to my Meditation Hall a place for Zen practices with abstract Zen art.

You will need some basic knowledge of easy meditation techniques to use Meditation Hall.

Please take off your shoes and read these instructions:
  • This is the silence at the heart of meditation. Make sure no visitor will come to disturb you.
  • You're alone to do meditation with abstract Zen art.
  • Use this time to try a slightly different form of meditation. It's a rare opportunity.
  • Take a deep breath and look patiently at the next three pictures. The pictures have no title, no name of an artist is given. There are just three pictures. Look at them.
  • Click on a picture to see it bigger.

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Buddhist art in western Zen practices is very often just an imitation of Buddhist culture in Asia.

But artists around the world intentionally or unconsciously use their inspirations to create works of art.

To work with your inspiration is exactly what's mystically called "the original mind of Zen".

To see the world with an artist's mind is nothing else but meditation. Let's try. Look patiently at the next three pictures of abstract Zen art. Just look at them. Click any picture to see it bigger.

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If you don't know any meditation technique go to easy meditation techniques or How to meditate for beginners. After having tried meditation for some time come back to Meditation Hall.

Come back and choose a picture for your meditation.
Each picture, if you click on it, creates some space in meditation hall. It's your own space for Zen practices.

Stay with a picture in meditation, look at it steadily before going to the next one.
Take your time.
There are thirteen picture, thirteen spaces of meditation for you.

Look at the pictures with an artists mind, the mind of inspiration.


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How to meditate with abstract Zen art?

Here are two suggestions:
  • Take your place opposite the picture, and look at it. Just look.
Don't try to find out about the artist or the title, don't guess what's painted, why or how. That doesn't matter.
Just look at the picture and realise what's going on inside of you, in your mind.
  • Meditate in the presence of the picture. Look at it briefly, than turn your eyes in another direction, turn your mind inside yourself.
If you find a copy of the picture in your mind, just leave it there. Continue your meditation practice.

The pictures are made by artists out of pure imagination, connected to their intuition and a willingness to create with no purpose or goal.
Chose a meditation technique and a picture from any set. Click through the pictures to go through the thirteen spaces of meditation hall.

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Can you take a picture of abstract Zen as coloured images of the world with no meaning or message? Try to look at them like that?

Try again with other pictures. Meditation is meant to be repeated again and again.

And the pictures' presence will deepen your meditation after some time.

Whatever Zen practices you choose, stay for a while in meditation, allow the picture to influence you.

(If you want to print a picture use 90% of the full size.)

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The meditation pictures were created and kindly donated by the artists
Audrey, Claudia, Gertrud, Marion, Mikki, Perri, Silvia.
I thank all of them.