White Wind Zen Community

A Community practising and teaching Dogen’s Zen since 1985

13 A Silver Bowl Filled With Snow

Silver heron and bowl in a perforated metal box

"A silver bowl filled with snow,
a heron hidden in moonlight.

That these are not the same
can be seen when brought together."

Hokyo Zanmai,
The Jewel Mirror Samadhi
by Dongshan Liangjie daisho
Circa 850.

  • perforated metal box 5" by 4" by 3"
  • plastic bird 3" tall
  • metal miniature dish
  • cotton wool
  • styrofoam chips
  • silver paint