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Here are a couple of my La Cloche photographs now exhibited and for sale at Turners of Little Current, Manitoulin Island, in the upstairs Gallery.
All photographs are early morning with natural light and no computer enhancement.
‘Mirror Lake of Silence’, a limited edition of 10/colour photograph, is now available at Turner’s of Little Current.
‘Cranberry Narrows’, a limited edition of 4/colour photograph, is now available at Turner’s of Little Current.
Each ‘La Cloche Spirit’ package includes a signed limited edition book ‘La Cloche Spirit: Contemplating Beginner’s Mind’. This is a signed limited edition of 150.
Each ‘La Cloche Spirit’ package includes a signed and matted limited edition photograph. Each photograph is a limited edition of 10 and it is from the La Cloche Spirit portfolio; however, it may not have been included in the published book.
The ‘La Cloche Spirit’ package sells for $180. The signed books and matted, limited edition photographs are not sold separately. Framed photographs may be available for some of the photo series.
La Cloche Sprit packages are available at Turners of Little Current on Manitoulin Island, The Art Gallery of Sudbury, Friends of Killarney Park Store in Killarney Park or from Jon at email@example.com.
Stopping and Seeing
Wei-tse (d. 1348)
“Calmness and insight develop through stilling thoughts: the mind of the buddhas manifests therein.” This saying seems to refer to cessation and observation, or stopping and seeing.
The ocean of nature to which all things alike return is essentially united, quiet, always clear and calm. When it is stirred by the influences of conditions, then billows of consciousness and waves of emotion well up in ten thousand ways. If not for stopping, there is no way to clarify its clarity and calm its calmness.
The cosmos of reality completely manifesting unity is always evident and always clear when views are gone and things disappear. As soon as it is obscured by the dust of behavioral and intellectual obstructions, then the fog of confusion and clouds of delusion coalesce into myriad forms. If not for seeing, there is no way to bring to light its evident clarity.