Category Archives: Week 4: Nothingness

Week 4 posts.

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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Emptiness

Sarah Marakos On a day when it was not freezing cold, I went for a jog and ran past this lake where a bird sat perched on a log and was still sitting there when I returned home. A small … Continue reading

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Nothingness and form

Unfortunately, the moment didn’t come to me in the past week. Nothingness is not nihilism. (Lecture 2/11) To me, the lost of “self” can lead us to higher level of capacity and possibilities. Personally, instead of being limited by external … Continue reading

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Mu, Suchness, Understanding

On Tuesday I was struck with a strong moment of Déjà vu as I crossed the street from the memorial steps toward Anderson Hall, hearing the wind, cars, and seeing and smelling the rain on the grass and pavement reminded … Continue reading

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Nothingness

By Julia Russell Nothing this week. A little sad to look back on almost ten days and wonder what I was so wrapped up in that I didn’t have a minute-long lyrical experience.   We focused on a major contradiction … Continue reading

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Best Food, Best Look

I was having dinner at Dewick one day, and the vivid colors of my particular choice of food that day drove me to take a photo of it before eating. Food in plate, Untouched – A picture taken. This week … Continue reading

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Infinity

Saturday morning I went for a walk and ended up on the Tisch roof garden (as per usual) and in watching the light snowfall was struck by an overwhelming belief in the loneliness of life. A world of white flakes … Continue reading

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Nothingness

Looked up at the night sky when I left Wren to go to dinner.   Dark sky- Clouds hide The moonlight There is a great deal of material to talk about this week. Merton talking about mystical experiences, particularly in … Continue reading

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