As I mentioned in the previous post, I recently met a Buddhist monk called Ajahn Kalyano. The Ajahn is the first Buddhist teacher that I’ve come across who uses art in his dhamma talks. If you’ve been following this blog for a while you’ll probably have realised that I prefer plenty of pictures with my words, so I like the idea of illustrated dhamma talks. The Ajahn has kindly given me permission to share a “cartoon” that he created recently (see below).
Did you notice the spirals? It turns out that the Ajahn has just become interested in Celtic art. He wants to incorporate Celtic knots into artwork for a book of his talks. So that was a serendipitous meeting, wasn’t it? I was able to help him a little with the designs for inside the book, and I’ve sent him copies of my knotwork dhamma wheel, which may be suitable for the cover.
[Update 30/09/14: I’m told that the Ajahn’s book “The Thread” will be available for download from http://www.alokabodhi.org.uk/ soon.]