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Buddha Rising
DECEMBER 2005
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Circles of Meaning
Photograph by Steve McCurry

Expressing himself through calligraphy, Hoitsu Suzuki Roshi, a Zen master in Japan, paints an enso circle, the meaning of which can vary with each drawing. The circles may symbolize the universe, cycles of life, or enlightenment, and, in Buddhist style, artists often leave it up to the viewer to discover the meaning. As the priest of Rinso-in Temple in Japan, Suzuki followed in the footsteps of his late father, Shinryu Suzuki Roshi, who moved to the United States in 1959 and became one of the country's most influential Zen teachers.

Photo Fast Facts
Camera: Nikon F100
Film Type: Kodak E100
Lens: Unrecorded
Speed and F-Stop: 1/30 @ f/4
Weather Conditions: Indoors
Time of Day: Unrecorded
Lighting Techniques: Natural light

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