Mitra Roshi writes, “The photo cannot do this work of art justice, as the gold paint that is used doesn’t show up. There is something deeply compelling about this beautiful painting!”
The Buddha and
the Mad Elephant
A mad elephant charged down a street in which Buddha was walking with many other monks. Everyone scattered in fright—only the Buddha remained, quietly waiting. As the elephant came closer to the Buddha, he was overcome by the Buddha’s radiant kindness, and knelt before him.
Alvaro Cardona-Hine (1929-2016) is an internationally known artist. He was a long-time Zen student and a Dharma Heir of Gesshin Prabhasa Roshi.
Alvaro donated these beautiful paintings to Mountain Gate to be sold to help support the building of our addition.“Buddha” is 17" x 22", acrylic on stretched canvas, ready for framing. $3,000 plus $75 for professional packing and shipping.
“Monk Chewing on a Koan” is approximately 20" x 24", oil on canvas, ready for framing. $2,000 plus $75 for professional packing and shipping.
“The Buddha and the Mad Elephant” is 30" x 26.5". There are two museum-quality glycee prints. One is on stretched canvas, ready to hang with an attached wire, for $600 plus $75 for professional packing and shipping.
The second museum-quality glycee print of “The Buddha and the Mad Elephant” is on paper. It is $500 with no charge for packing and shipping.
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Monk Chewing on a Koan
Zen Master Hakuin wrote about his “problems with those vile koans—koans difficult to believe, difficult to penetrate, difficult to unravel, difficult to enter.” Anyone who has struggled with a koan in this way can well appreciate the emotion captured in this monk's expression.