Photography

“Tendaifying the Twig”

A new word: Tendaify. The Japanese Buddhist sect of Tendai that originated in China as T’ien-tai, was brought to Japan by Saicho (767-822). Its central thesis is “the notion that the absolute is inherent in all phenomena, and that each separate phenomenon is but one manifestation of an unchanging reality.”
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“Every Photo an Affirmation of Her”

The old Afghan photographer accosted me outside the camera store. Gripping my arm – he seemed like the Ancient Mariner – “Photography is Light!,” quoth he.
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“Seeking the Buddhahood of the Subject”

Saicho (766-822), the Japanese founder of the Tendai school, taught of the Buddhahood of all phenomena. Whenever I photograph, I seek the Buddhahood of the subject, whatever it may appear to be.
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Video: Photography – Finding the Soul

Dr. Diamond discusses the importance of looking deeper, into the Soul – the Buddha-nature – of whatever you are photographing, even the supposedly “inanimate.”

One of the Photography for Healing video series.

See more videos by Dr Diamond on his YouTube channel.

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Video: Photography – Put Your Eyes in Your Thymus

The thymus changes atmospheric chi, via the breath, into the electromagnetic chi that flows through our acupuncture system. Dr. Diamond suggests an awareness of it can help the Life Energy of the photographer.

One of the Photography for Healing video series.

See more videos by Dr Diamond on his YouTube channel.

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“What To Call What I Photograph”

I’ve searched for years for the appropriate word of that which I photograph.

“Subject” makes it inferior, under me.

“Object” too cold, unfeeling.

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“The Three Levels to a Work of Art”

There are three levels to a work of art, to a photograph.
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“Fusing with the Subject”

This hand is you and your other your spouse. Bring them close together, then have them touch – and then interlock them.

You have now created a new Entity: the two of you fused as One. This is Fusion, this is Love.

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“Nature, Ever Abundant”

No matter
how many pictures
I take,
the tree’s love
is never diminished.

Nature
is ever-abundant.

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“The Healer and the God Within”

The Photographer as Healer must first have found God in himself to then find God in the subject.
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