Ensō is the Japanese word for ‘circle’.

Associated with the universal principles about Oneness.
Symbol of the fullness of All That Is and the emptiness where all potential exists.

Consciousness creates geometry.
The circle is the most widely recognizable shape and found throughout this Universe.
Also, the form which comes closest to our core being, our Essence (which is beyond form) is the Bindu, the Sphere, the Torus.

The ensō is a sacred symbol and symbolizes the moment when the mind is free to simply let spirit & the body create.

The brushed paint of the Enso is done in one movement, in a single breath. No possibility of modification; it shows the expressive movement of spirit at that moment.

‘When creator and creation merge during manifestation…. the energy of Oneness.’


Ensō - SOCOntemporary


‘Some dance around in a ring and suppose.
But the secret sits in the middle and knows.’
From Enso Zen circles of enlightenment by Audrey Yoshiko Seo.