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The Enso Circle: The Ultimate Zen Guide
Submitted by Relax Like A Boss
The Enso Circle is more than just a symbol:
In Zen Buddhism, this represents freedom, concentration and attention to the present moment.
In fact, some Zen masters state the Enso Circle can’t be explained:
Instead, it has to be experienced…
But in this guide, we’ll do our best to teach you everything you need to know about the Enso Circle.
So here goes…
What Is An Enso Circle?
An enso circle or enso (??) is a minimalist Japanese symbol that features a simple, circular shape that is not filled in, leaving just the outline.
This circle is a common symbol of Buddhist enlightenment and Japanese calligraphy.
Some may call an enso the Infinity Circle, Zen Circle, Japanese Circle, the Lost Symbol of Reiki, or the Circle of Enlightenment.
This symbol is often painted in a black ink wash called sumi onto thin, white paper or washi, just like traditional Japanese calligraphy.
One may also create an enso in the air or in the dirt.
Regardless of how it is made, an enso must be created in just one stroke without stopping.