If abbot Muho knew this… ;)

Today I was in the antiquarian bookshop, here in this city. Finally I asked, where I find books about Buddhism. The seller referred me to the basement. I discovered then in a corner full of books about Christianity, still yet a few about Buddhism. And amidst this poor assortment one about Zen from abbot Muho, who leads the Zen monastery Antaiji. Under “other religions“, after the “Tibetan Book of the Dead” and before the “Book of Mormon”. And more over there: “Buddha” – the middle between “world history” and “autogenic training”, haha …


Antiquariat 1 (© Barbara-Paraprem)
Antiquariat 4 (© Barbara-Paraprem)



smilie tschacka

Mein Zen-Lehrer hat nun auch einen Blog! Juhuuuu! (Wurde aber auch Zeit…)
Vielleicht magst Du mal reinschauen und einen Kommentar hinterlassen?

My Zen-Teacher has now also a blog ! Yoo-hoo! (About time too…)
Maybe you like to take a look and leave a comment? (Articles are in German…)


Pilatuszen Logo 1

Restroom Buddha

Once a friend requested a certain picture from me. Out of that was created the “RESTROOM BUDDHA I”. It was never planned, that ever someone knows, who stands behind that, however, it have gone differently. Trough this fact, a second request from someone other reaches me: a picture against those who like to stand up while peeing. So today, finally, the “RESTROOM BUDDHA II” is finished.

To my astonishment I stumbled about this Wikipedia article, only a few days ago: Wikipedia: Toilet god. Toilet gods trough the cultures, even in Japan, which is closely connected to the practice of Zazen. There they are called “kawaya kami”. Wow.

So I can heave a sigh of relief that I haven’t done something very bad? Loool…

Toilet Buddha (2014) © Barbara-Paraprem
RESTROOM BUDDHA I © Barbara-Paraprem

RESTROOM BUDDHA II © Barbara-Paraprem

Buddha Maitreya

BUDDHA MAITREYA (Ethnological Museum, Zurich, Photo Barbara-Paraprem)
BUDDHA MAITREYA – Ethnological Museum, Zurich
Photo / Graphic © Barbara-Paraprem


In this, there is not a thing to be removed,
Nor the slightest thing to be added.
It is looking perfectly into reality itself,
And when reality is seen, complete liberation.

in Ornament of Clear Realization

Source: www.rigpawiki.org