Tag Archives: Zen

The significant contributors to the history and development of Vietnam’s medicine sector

Tran Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam   A drawing of Master Tue Tinh. It was made when Vietnam still used ancient Vietnamese with characters similar to Chinese. Unknown original. Source Physicians have long held a high position in Vietnamese society. Among many who have improved the health of their local communities, five […]

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Tuhina Raman Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States   The Journey Inwards by Dr. Nikhil Meena The lateral chest is the easel for my handiwork. I paint an orange sheen that glints off my patient’s chest as I prep and drape in standard sterile fashion. Round and round, from the center to the periphery. Once, twice—the third […]

Flyfishing and medicine

James Stoller Cleveland, Ohio, United States   Photo by Jeff Smith I am one of the many doctors who relish the zen of flyfishing. Standing in a stream, reading the clues for what type of fly to cast and where to cast it, and focusing incessantly on a dry fly drifting lithely to entice a […]

Mindfulness in art: Robert Rauschenberg’s White Painting

Douglas Russell Los Angeles, California, United States   “An exhibition by artist Robert Rauschenberg at the Stable Gallery in New York, 1953.” Photo by Allan Grant/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images.   In September of 1953, the Stable Gallery in New York City hosted a landmark exhibit of work by a young Robert Rauschenberg (pictured above at […]

Into the Jungle

Benjamin Li Michigan United States   *Note: All characters and events are fictional. A sliver of dawn snuck beneath the blinds and stretched across the floor to where I stood, illuminating the pale, white tile. In the middle of the room, curled beneath a pile of covers, a young girl inhaled a deep, heavy sleep. […]