Zen Calligraphy Portrait of Shinge Roshi

Alok Hsu Kwang-Han is a Chinese painter and Zen practitioner who specializes in calligraphic paintings based on such koans as "Joshu’s MU" and "Hyakujo and the Fox."

On Tuesday, June 25, 2013, Alok created a Zen calligraphic energy portrait of Shinge Roshi, surrounded by the Hoen-ji Sangha, for her 70th birthday (Oct. 2). "We will look at it together and see what it reveals about her being in our midst," Alok said. The painting was sent to Shanghai and mounted on a Chinese silk scroll.

This video is the creation of that energy portrait.

Special thanks to Jerry Hartleben and Shaeri Richards, who filmed all these wonderful moments, and who are also so generous to share them.