Poetry Project: 10 bulls

source: Anadi teaching

The ten bulls or ox-herding pictures are a zen kōan illustrating the stages of  prayerful meditation on the path to enlightenment. They enchanted me when I first learned of them, and years later I’ve made them the subject of a photoart and poetry project. These are the poems so far:

  1. In search of the bull
  2. Discovering the footprints
  3. First sight of the bull
  4. Catching the bull
  5. Taming the bull


Some links I liked:

Some Animations I liked:

Acknowledgements: the bull in my photoart is by courtesy of Arline Wagner – see her website for more artwork or purchase this print here:
Photography Prints