Embrace the Sacred: A Woman's Journal of Discovery
Author: Mayumi Oda Published: April, 2001 Spiral-bound
Cultivating inner strength takes clarity, courage, and compassion. The pages in this journal are bordered with original sumi ink brush work and studded with full-color prints, blank pages on which to seek the goddess in yourself, touch your own sense of inner power, and embrace your sacred feminine. Let the goddess guide you on your journey.
Author: Mayumi Oda Published: March 1, 2002 Hardcover
This enchanting book is a meditation on a woman's search for inner peace and a reawakening of the creative self. Constrained by a traditional Japanese upbringing, devastated by a crumbling marriage and the deaths of friends and family, artist Mayumi Oda finds herself returning to the teachings and practice of her Buddhist childhood.
This book is a must-have resource for Mayumi Oda collectors. A catalog raisonne of Mayumi Oda's serigraphs, spanning a period of 45 years from 1968 through 2011. Published in conjunction with the exhibition at the Robyn Buntin of Honolulu Gallery of Fine Art. Includes a personal retrospective commentary from Mayumi written in 1985 and updated in 2011. Mayumi shares her thoughts behind works of individual series including the Ocean, Goddess, Garden, Diptych series, and many more.
Random Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty
Authors: Anne Herbert and Margaret Paloma Pavel, Illustrated by Mayumi Oda Published: Sep 30, 2014 Softcover
In 1982 Anne Herbert wrote "Practice Random Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty." This beautiful precept began to appear everywhere–on garden gates, on bumper stickers and posters, and in books.
Today, she has joined with Margaret Pavel to expand her statement into a powerful message for our times, and for all ages.
Mayumi Oda's art merges with the text as if they were created together. For Random Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty, she derives her style from picture scrolls entitled Chojugiga: Frolicking Animals, said to have been drawn during the 12th century Heian Period in Japan.
Authors: Mayumi Oda and the San Francisco Zen Center Published: November, 2017 Hardcover
Mayumi Oda’s internationally-recognized artwork plays with traditional Japanese and Buddhist images, refiguring them as celebrations of the feminine and the natural world. Where most traditional Buddhist iconography features male figures, Oda introduces female “Goddesses” that seem to jump off the page, imbued with the vibrancy of Oda’s color and line.
Originally from Japan, Oda settled in Muir Beach, California in the 1970s and began practicing and painting at Green Gulch Farm Zen Center, which Oda calls her “California Buddha Field.” Divine Gardens pairs Oda’s artwork with essays by her fellow practitioners, for whom Oda’s artwork has been a constant companion.
Suitable for study by art students or for display on a coffee table, Divine Gardens captures the essence of Mayumi Oda’s art and life as a Zen practitioner. The forty-five full-color works of art and twenty-four essays contained in the collection are a joyful celebration of her work and the community forged through the years at the San Francisco Zen Center.