Mother Nature

The world is surrounded with nature, she is an unstoppable force that is far beyond our human control. Her power is to protect and take care of her children with her love. The beads that the mother holds in her hands are the seeds of which she uses to plant. She has...

Fanning Away the Outside Noises

What may seem like a lover’s quarrel is instead a tender moment between a husband and his beloved wife. Although they face away from each other with piercing gazes, their vision eventually meet and so does the future that they see in the distance. The saying...

Meditation on a Back Porch

gateway to the temple The Ever Blooming Silk - part 1 Accidental shrine The Ever Blooming Silk - part 2 The Protector The Ever Blooming Silk - part 3 The Announcer A Buddhist temple is the place of worship for Buddhists, the followers of Buddhism. They include the...

Shrine of the Five Eyes

Shrine of the Five Eyes The never blinking mono eye The Shrine of the Five eyes contains the eyes of the eagle, the butterfly, and the never blinking mono eye. The eagle sees the world from soaring above it and zooming down to examine the smallest of prey. The...

Santa and the Two Vases

Santa and the Two Vases Santa behind the Curtain Santa's Gifts Santa arrives with his sack. This is a shrine about vessels and joy. A vessel is mother. It is place we go to be nurtured and replenished. We generally are rewarded with gifts and joy from both...

Grand Father Buddha

Grand Father Buddha with Pipe Grand Father Buddha with Pipe Grand father Buddha is shown sitting on a stump. He has the time now to contemplate the world. The pipe becomes a sign of meditation but also a sign of danger and death. At any moment his life may go up in...