Monthly Archives: February 2013

Making Something out of Nothing

The other morning I was walking across the footbridge at Dowling Hall and noticed the beautiful sunrise after a snowy day. Sunrise Breaks the ice Birds chirping    This week was encapsulated by nothing. Not the absence of any cohesive … Continue reading

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Dry Winter Air

Awake in the middle of the night on Monday with a bloody nose, standing by the nightlight in the bathroom. Eyes, cold and red A dim light in the wall darkness outside I get the idea of Nothingness and Something … Continue reading

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Week 4 : Nothingness

Week 4: Nothingness By Songwha Choi On Friday evening, when I was on my way to a friend’s house to have a dinner, I saw a bright crescent moon in the night sky.   Winter night sky— A crescent moon Emitting … Continue reading

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Week 4: Nothingness

I was walking to Tisch during sunset and noticed how the snow-covered President’s lawn was sparkling in the fading sunlight. setting sun crisp frozen ground twinkling snow In class we talked about whether common Japanese practices, such as the Coming … Continue reading

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Reality and Enlightenment

I did not have a lyrical moment this week To reach enlightenment from a Buddhist perspective we must become one with both everything and nothing. How is this dichotomy work exactly in the Buddhist mindset? We can reach harmony or … Continue reading

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My Airborne Enlightenment

By Laura Sabia At the end of a very grey morning in London, my return flight to Boston was exceedingly turbulent (I’m terrified of flying) until… Climbing, clouds recede. At last- sunlight. I was raised with an emphasis on “making … Continue reading

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Nothingness?

Nothing this week The idea of nothingness, to be honest, still doesn’t hold much water in my mind.  The thought of, “everything is nothing, nothing is everything” (lecture 2/11) is very hard for me to grasp because it is so contradictory in … Continue reading

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Empty

I was sitting in my room late at night after watching a YouTube clip of the meteor passing over a city in Russia when I looked outside my window to see the night sky. A city sleeps— Stars pass over … Continue reading

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The Zen Garden (Week 4)

I was walking down Boston ave late Tuesday night in the rainy dark and was not properly dressed for the weather. wet steps white noise headlights race by After completing this weeks drawing I continued to contemplate the image. For … Continue reading

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Nothingness

By Michael Chu I was walking to the gym on Sunday night near Halligan when a strong gust of wind blew and carried me along the ice. A snowy night— Wind blew Slid on ice Nothingness is everything, and everything … Continue reading

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