Korean Buddhist artist

Here is a documentary of a Korean monk painting the Bodhisattva of Compassion for the Asian Art Museum in Seattle.  The monk artist Seol-min has dedicated her life to keeping the tradition of Buddhist painting alive.

“In Buddhist painting, preparation of the painting surface and the drawing are the most important aspects.  Preparing the multi-layered painting surface took 3 months.”

There is a consecration ceremony when the painting is finished.

In the article How Art Changes Consciousness, scientists have proved that “Visual art can heal us, inspire us, and alter our brain chemistry leaving us filled with inspiration and love.”

My own enjoyment of studying Korean is linked to art and calligraphy, with making flashcards or copying the Heart Sutra daily.

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