• Zen Mind, Material World

San Francisco Zen Center, Summer 2017

In August I took photos at the San Francisco Zen Center for their web site and promotional materials. Here are two shots of the Buddha Hall, where most public lectures and Dharma talks take place, and the central courtyard. The building was originally a home for young Jewish women, built in the 1920s by the … Continue reading

Early Modernism in Columbus, Indiana

First Christian Church, Columbus, Indiana, 1942, by Eliel Saarinen, and Large Arch by sculptor Henry Moore, 1971.

Contemporary Butterfly-Roofed Meditation Hut

This contemporary meditation hut is located in Urbana, Illinois; it was designed by Jeffery Poss, AIA, who is also an architecture professor at the University of Illinois and a sculptor. Keep your head down and stay humble as you enter – the entire interior is only high enough for a seated or kneeling position.

Two Sides to the Meditation Story

Two articles that highlight the good and dark sides of the popularity of mindfulness meditation came out recently within a few weeks of each other. One is an interview with a Harvard Neuroscientist who found that meditation causes positive physical changes in the brain, including a “thickening” of the regions of the posterior cingulate and … Continue reading

Medieval Anatomy Book, University of Chicago

I haven’t been on here in a while. I thought this was a good photo to come back with.

nature photos, 2013

This is a compilation of nature photos I took this year, collected for Scientific American’s Compound Eye blog http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/compound-eye/2013/12/28/show-us-your-best-science-nature-photos-of-2013/