The Zen T-shirts shop offers spirited Zen T-shirts and Buddhist T-shirts with genuine hand-brushed Zen calligraphies created by calligrapher-artist Nadja Van Ghelue.
The first Zen T-shirt of this exclusive collection of Zen T-shirts is the Zen Enso T-shirt with an artistic Zen circle calligraphy. In general a circle is thought of as a symbol for completeness, fullness and perfection. The Zen Enso is not different. In the Zen school of Buddhism it represents our original Mind or Buddha nature, completely free and unrestricted, open and clear. I guess it is this visual impact of oneness and clarity that has made the Zen Circle T-shirt so popular nowadays.
Another central Zen T-shirt in this shop is the Zen Kanji T-shirt.The original character for Zen or Chan in Chinese is 禪 and its more modern form is 禅, showing a great resemblance with the semi-cursive calligraphic form of the original 禪 Zen kanji. Here you can discover the different moods of this Zen symbol 禪 brushed in different styles of Japanese calligraphy. You will find Zen kanji T-shirts with Japanese calligraphies brushed in the regular, semi cursive and cursive style.
Our Zen t-shirts have their own spirit
Each Zen T-shirt or Buddhist T-shirt shows an exclusive Japanese calligraphy created by artist Nadja Van Ghelue. You will not find Japanese font T-shirts here!. She has taken special care to design innovating and stimulating designs such as the Holding A Flower T-shirt, the Mushin T-shirt, the Enso Dream T-shirt with the End Gatha of the Diamond sutra, the Buddha Nature Zen T-shirt and the Kokoro/Mind T-shirt, all selective Zen Designs for the modern-day Zen lifestyle.
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At the moment, Amazon only ships these t-shirts to a USA address, sorry! For our international visitors we have created a selection of t-shirts at Zazzle and CafePress.
Zen Enso T-shirts
|Silver Zen Enso T-shirt for Women
With Hand-brushed Black Enso Calligraphy
|Zen Enso T-shirt
With White Zen Circle
|Slate Enso T-shirt for Men
With Black Zen Enso Circle
Enso T-shirt With Zen Diamond Sutra Calligraphy
In the middle of a bright Enso stands the end gatha of the Diamond Sutra brushed in the gyosho or semi-cursive style. The calligraphy says:
So you should see all of the fleeting world:
A star at dawn, a bubble in the stream;
A flash of lightning in a summer cloud;
A flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream.
Translation from Mu Soeng, from his book The Diamond Sutra.
Zen Enso T-shirt With Vigorous Hand-brushed Enso Circle
Zen Kanji T-shirts In Different Styles Of Japanese Calligraphy
Zen or Chan 禪 is the term for the Sanskrit word dhyāna, meditation. Zen also refers to the Zen/ Chan school of Buddhism, which essence is to see into the nature of one’s own mind, to see one’s Buddha nature and achieve ultimate freedom.
Zen Kanji T-shirt In Kaisho or Regular Script
Zen Kanji T-shirt In Gyosho or Semi-cursive Script
Enso T-shirt With Japanese Zen Kanji Calligraphy
Zen Koan T-shirts
Zen Koan T-shirt with A cursive Calligraphy of the Zen Riddle ‘For whom do all the flowers blossom in spring?
This Zen Koan T-shirt shows a cursive Japanese calligraphy of the Zen riddle: Tell me, for whom do all the flowers blossom in spring? Next to the lively calligraphy appears a delicate orchid flower, brushed in the Japanese Sumi-e style.
Heart Sutra T-shirts
Heart Sutra T-shirt With Form Is Emptiness Calligraphy In Gyosho Or Semi-cursive Script.
The Japanese calligraphy says:
form is not different from emptiness,
emptiness is not different from form;
form is emptiness,
emptiness is form.
Heart Sutra T-shirt With Enso And Form Is Emptiness Calligraphy In Gyosho Or Semi-cursive script.
Heart Sutra Mantra T-shirt With ‘Gyatei Gyatei Hara Gyatei Haraso Gyatei Boji Sowaka’, Brushed in Kaisho
This mantra T-shirt shows the mantra from the Heart Sutra or Shingyo in Japanese. The Heart Sutra mantra is a wisdom mantra, able to reconnect you with your true Self, the Buddha within.
The Kanji are brushed in Kaisho, the calligraphic style of Japanese calligraphy that gives little artistic freedom to the calligrapher, but it therefore brings out the structural beauty and grace of Japanese characters.
The calligraphy says :
Gyatei Gyatei Hara Gyatei Harasō Gyatei Boji Sowaka
Completely gone beyond,
Zen T-shirts with Holding A Flower or Nenge Misho calligraphy
The Zen T-shirt shows an original Japanese calligraphy of Nenge Misho or Holding A Flower, standing next to a sumi brush painting of a delicate branch of almond blossoms.
Zen T-shirt With Busshin Or Buddha Mind Calligraphy
The cursive Buddha Mind or Busshin calligraphy shows on top the Japanese character Butsu, meaning Buddha and underneath the kanji Shin, which means mind, heart. Busshin is also a synonym of Buddha nature.
Kokoro T-shirts, Heart/ Mind Calligraphy on Zen T-shirts
|Asphalt Color Kokoro – Mind T-shirt||Black Kokoro T-shirt||Navy Blue Kokoro – Heart T-shirt|
Mindfulness T-shirts With The Japanese Kanji Nen Brushed In Gyosho Or Semi-cursive Script.
The Japanese kanji 念 Nen, is a lucid ideogram of the English word mindfulness. It has two elements: the 今 at the top that means now and the 心 at the bottom that means mind. We can thus translate this kanji literally as Now Mind or Mind in the Present.
What is mindfulness? In her enlightening article about mindfulness Ven. Jinmyo Renge osho says the following:
Mindfulness is wordless. Mindfulness is meeting the moment as it is, moment after moment after moment, wordlessly attending to our experiencing as it actually is. It is opening to not just the fragments of our lives that we like or dislike or view as important, but the whole of our experiencing.
Mu-shin T-shirts, No-mind Calligraphy on Zen T-shirts
|Black Mushin T-shirt||Zen T-shirt, White No-mind Calligraphy on SilverTee||Zen T-shirt With White Mushin Calligraphy on Cranberry Tee|
Zen T-shirt, Buddhist Nichiren T-shirt with Itai Doshin Calligraphy
Itai Doshin, 異 体 同 心, literally means, Different bodies, One mind. It is often translated as Many in body, One in mind and is a fundamental concept in Nichiren Buddhism, expressing harmony and unity among its followers, respecting each other’s diversity.
Expanding this mind set, Itai Dōshin expresses oneness, unity of mind, whether on the mundane or the spiritual level.
Zen T-shirts with Art Saying No Art Without Heart and Japanese Mind Calligraphy
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