White Wind Zen Community

A Community practising and teaching Dogen’s Zen since 1985

19 Sun-Faced Buddha Moon-Faced Buddha

Sun and moon hung in a box over a monk sitting zazen

Hekiganroku Case 3

translated by Anzan Hoshin roshi

Great Master Ma was seriously ill.
The monastery's head monk came to see him and asked,
Master, how are you these days?
The master said, Sun-faced Buddha, Moon-faced Buddha.

  • found wooden box 9" by 7 ¾" by 5"
  • synthetic pearls
  • acrylic paint
  • fishing line
  • bent wire figure
  • cloth from an old robe
  • miniature metal vajra
  • bead mala