What can a simple circle denote?     Here is a calligraphic copy of one of venerable Thich Nhat Hanh’s circle meditations: “In Zen Buddhism, an ensō (円相 , “circle”?) is a circle that is hand-drawn in one or two uninhibited brushstrokes to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create.  The ensō symbolizes absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe, and mu (the void). It is characterized by a minimalism born of Japanese aesthetics“. (Wikipedia) I very recently was in Japan and experienced first hand the art and simplicity found in Zen Buddhist monasteries.  I... Read more