Support The Middle Way - An Enso, For You to Own

An Enso is the Zen symbol that represents enlightenment. It’s generally considered an output of enlightened activity. It’s both the symbol and reality of enlightenment. It’s a brush stroke from a master, that in a single thought-less breath captures the moment of non-thought. The brush stroke is a record of reality, the whole world is contained within the stroke.

The Middle Way has been using the Enso as part of the rotating mast header for a while. The Enso runs deep through this site, and through me. I’ve been wanting to share this Enso with the world for a while, Now I can, with you.

I created a stencil based on a Enso seen on Alan Watt’s houseboat. You can see this Enso in a digital version of Alan’s work called Prickles and Goo. There’s a lot of history behind this Enso.

Now it’s your chance to get 1 of 20 limited edition, hand printed, signed Enso for your walls. 11 have already sold.

Black Enso Print #8/20, on A1 Size White Archival Stock

Close up of Black Enso Print #8/20, on A1 Size White Archival Stock

Full View of Red Enso Print #11/20, on A1 Size White Archival Stock

Prints are $50 +S&H, in your local currency. If you are interested in buying a print, please e-mail me,

By buying an Enso, you’re donating to The Middle Way. You’re enabling me to send out more Free Buddhist Books. This isn’t for profit, your Dana goes back to ship out books. You not only help me, but around 10 readers of this website who are after a book by purchasing an Enso.

Each print is carefully looked over to ensure no defects are shipped out. They are made in a dust-free environment, after I’ve entered into a deep state of meditation. I have incense burning, far away from the print. No two prints are the same, they are all unique.

By Buying an Enso, not only do you get a fantastic print, but you are helping me cover costs of sending out free books throughout the world. You are also enabling me to spend more time focusing on The Middle Way, allowing more creations and writing. The Middle Way is still Not For Profit.

UPDATE 13/Oct: The draft canvas has gone, and I’ve also put better pictures up. I’ve drastically lowered the number of Enso I’m printing, now 20 in total, of which 4 have already sold. This is now seriously limited edition, and all profits still go to sending books back out.

UPDATE 28/Jan/09: Only 9 Ensos remaining.

UPDATE 6/Aug/09: I am not currently in a position to print the remaining Ensos. I am not taking pre-orders for the moment either. If you are interested in receiving an Enso, if you leave a comment, when I am able to print Ensos again, I will get in contact.

11 Responses to “Support The Middle Way - An Enso, For You to Own”

  1. 1 Wade

    Just more information about the Enso shown above. It’s printed on Canvas. The white dots you see are caused by me trying to remove some stains in LightRoom. All versions shipped will be free of stains.

    The reason for Green, rather than the traditional Black is that it reminds me of Nature, and inspires respect.

    May all beings be peaceful.



  2. 2 Brian

    I love the enso and what it symbolizes.

    Stay in the moment.

    I love your site too,

    Thank you for this,


  3. 3 Jamie G.

    How much are they, and where do I get one?

  4. 4 Wade

    Hi Brian, I’m glad you love the enso too. It’s a powerful symbol. Thank you. I’m enjoying your website also.

    Hi Jamie, whatever you can afford + shipping and handling is what it costs :). The suggested amount, however, is $50. To arrange to get an Enso in your choice of colour, e-mail me and we can get talking. These Enso’s are only available direct from me.

    Aside, I’m also working on a multi-layer Kannon Bodhisattva stencil as well, which will be completed in a few weeks.

    May all beings be happy, May all beings be blessed by the Dharma.



  5. 5 Brady

    That enso is mesmerizing. It looks so “organic”. I am having a hard time describing my thoughts on it actually. But, I guess that is the point isn’t it? Thoughts subside.

    I have been looking a long time for an enso and this is great. I think it would look awesome framed.

    If no one else speaks up, I will pay for shipping.

  6. 6 Kushaxxx

    I really like this, i’m quite artistic too and i’d like to know what you use for your creations?


  7. 7 ??

    Free Buddhist Books?

  8. 8 Wade


    Yes ;)


  9. 9 axel g

    Zen is very colorful and inspiring.

    Living in a zen monastery is a wonderful way to practice the middle way…

    Nice post _

  10. 10 Dhanesh R

    Hi Wade,
    I am very happy to have found your website. I was introduced to Enso by a client of mine when I first started my practice 7 years ago. Now that I have my own office and practice I would like to get a print to grace my wall as I embark on this journey and endeavor. Do you have any originals or prints left? Thanks!

  11. 11 Marcel Ray

    This exact Enso rendition has personal significance; a print would be wonderful. Please do notify me when (if) you print more.

    All the best,


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