Dharma Delight: a Visionary Post Pop Comic Guide to Buddhism and Zen (book)
In Dharma Delight, abstract artist and Zen practitioner Rodney Greenblat uses lighthearted narrative and vivid pop art paintings to celebrate the joys of living life from the inside out. Part graphic novel, part personal testimony, part art book, Dharma Delight illustrates how seeking the path of compassion and acceptance can be as zany and exuberant as it is profound. It is a happy exploration of Buddhist Enlightenment, what it is, where to seek it and how to recognize the perfection in ourselves.
A great option for Zen beginners, Sutras (teachings), bodhisattvas (enlightened beings) and jataka tales (parables) are presented in a way that's simple, upbeat and fun to read. The original paintings some new, some already known on the New York art scene and elsewhere are an imaginative and affirming mind's-eye view of Buddhist teaching. Together, the words and illustrations are a warm and cheerful invitation to newcomers and a cool splash of refreshment to any traveler on the road to enlightenment.
Paperback, 128 pages, Tuttle Publishing, 2016. Size - 254x191mm