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Alan Watts: Moving in Toward the Idea of Zen

Alan Watts, if you’re unfamiliar with him and his work, was a student of Zen and of philosophy in general, who worked to bring Zen and other Eastern traditions to the West (though certainly, the juxtaposition of East v. West … Continue reading

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Alan Watts – Your are the Eternal Universe

I hope this finds you well.  I have been inundated with work, but I’m doing my best to avoid being swallowed. This brief talk from Alan Watts is a beautiful kind of moving, throbbing zazen.  Enjoy.

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Some Inspiration: Allen Ginsberg – Sunflower Sutra

I’ve been trying to keep up a good working pace over the summer when I’m free from other academic obligations and right now, that means a lot of revision.  I always find when doing revisions that I read more poetry … Continue reading

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Matthew Dickman reading at The San Francisco Zen Center

Here is a video of Matthew Dickman reading at the San Francisco Zen Center.  You may love his poetry or hate it, but you must at least take an interest in what he says about the nature of poetry.  He … Continue reading

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If You See the Buddha, Kill Him

Religion and faith play an interesting and often dynamic role in modern American society.  While there are still an overwhelmingly large number of people who consider themselves theists, many Christians, there is also a growing distaste for the dogmatism that … Continue reading

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