Temple Painting Project
Buddhakosa Zen Centre
Schwarzau im Gebirge, Lower Austria, Austria
Buddhakosa Zen Centre is located in the northwest of the Schneeberg in Höllental, one of the highest mountains in the surroundings of Vienna. This small Zen Centre is an inspiring place on account of its unconventional yet harmonious organization of space, and its details are given soothing breathe by the warm and ever-giving nature of the abbot ''Dorimsunim (Anna Rheindorf)''. The visual elements of the Zen Centre is a wonderful representation of the mindfulness practice of Zen. Dorimsumin has spent 12 years as a nun (Bikshuni) in a Buddhist Monastery in South Korea and set up this Zen Centre in 2017 under the korean influence, yet better applicable for the European life.
Why do people come to the Zen Centre?
Because they are sad or nervous. Or to make a wish. To find peace of mind.
I started the project for the entrance area of the Zen Centre, with the hope that I could draw pictures that gives us the positivity and energy of life. Paintings like a warm hug that comforts the hearts of people. How lucky I am to have such a venue in front of me. So long I wanted to deal with the Korean traditional motifs found in ancient Korean architectures and those that frequently appeared in early Buddhism. Through this project, I think I am very lucky to be able to actively deal with the motifs and share them with others.
Inspired by the spiritual resonance of the place, I started my temple painting project in 2019. The project is planned mostly for the entrance area, which is formed by the wooden carport, and will be carried out in several phases, covering the joists and studs.
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