Zen Circle

In Buddhism, the Zen circle, a popular motif in Zen art, represents the entire universe in a single, perfect stroke. Although simple, images like this are difficult to paint successfully and thus must be done with a clear mind focused on the task.


    - Meher McArthur, Reading Buddhist Art: An Illustrated Guide to Buddhist Signs and Symbols (Thames & Hudson, 2004), 167.

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TitleZen Circle
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UpdatedNovember 10, 2015
MLA Citation“Zen Circle.” ReligionFacts.com. 10 Nov. 2015. Web. Accessed 27 Oct. 2016. <www.religionfacts.com/zen-circle>