Tag Archives: Dogen

Notes on A Sense of the Whole (Reading Mark Gonnerman Reading Gary Snyder)

Mark Gonnerman was a participant in SPLAB’s Becoming Cascadian retreat last spring. In 1997 he organized a yearlong research workshop on Gary Snyder’s long poem Mountains and Rivers Without End. Writers, teachers and scholars from North America and Japan discussed … Continue reading

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Gary Snyder, Dōgen, Jason Wirth & Our Ecological Crisis

In August of 2017 I had the good fortune to be invited to a reading to celebrate a new book by Jason Wirth. A professor of Philosophy at Seattle University and Zen Priest, Jason’s new book is Mountains, Rivers and the … Continue reading

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Hallelujah, the Poetics of Music

(For Columbia City Gallery Literary Series, Dec 13, 2015) “We study the self to lose the self. Only when you forget yourself can you become one with all things.” – Dögen Some brief thoughts about my immediate take on the … Continue reading

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