Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 317
May 26, 2017
Today is the anniversary of Trungpa’s Rinpoche’s Buddhist cremation ceremony. Thirty years ago today, ‘”more than two thousand students and friends” gathered, “in a meadow ringed with pine and maple[…]
Studs Terkel Interviews Allen Ginsberg, 1976 – part one
May 13, 2017
We’ve already featured the classic 1959 Studs Terkel  WFMT radio interview with Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky and Gregory Corso in seven sections – here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. We also featured Allen and Philip Glass on Studs Terkel’s show in 1990 – here and here We’ll[…]
Trungpa Parinirvana
April 4, 2017
Today marks the day of the 30th anniversary of the death (the parinirvana) of Allen’s great teacher, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche There will be various celebrations, among them the Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast offered by the sangha at Shambhala, Boulder.  Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche wrote the Sadhana of Mahamudra[…]
Allen Ginsberg in Austin – Interview – 1978
March 18, 2017
Interviewer: So we want to figure out what’s best, you know, what will be most comfortable for you. What I want to do is an oral history of the ‘Sixties and Austin’s an interesting area because there’s a major university with a lot of anti-war… There was a segregtion case, a very[…]
Sunday March 5 Chogyam Trungpa Anniversary
March 5, 2017
March 5th – today -Allen’s teacher, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche‘s birthday, the 78th anniversary of his birthday. Next month (April 4th)  we will be marking the 30th anniversary of his death. Rinpoche – Remembering Trungpa Rinpoche see this extended piece by Barry[…]
Poems from Tea at The Kalapa Court
November 1, 2015
Randy Roark‘s been posting some pretty interesting Ginsberg miscellanea over on Our Allen.  This is one of the most interesting. – “Poems from Tea at the Kalapa Court“.  As Randy, in a note about it, explains: “On July 26, 1982, Chogyam Trungpa, the founder of Naropa Institute and Vajracarya (Buddhist priest), invited[…]
Basic Poetics 4 (David Cope – 2)
October 13, 2015
  AG: Another corollary to – “The natural object is always the adequate symbol” (Ezra Pound) . The corollary is by (Chogyam) Trungpa here – “Things are symbols of themselves”-  they stand out in their own stark obviousness, he says, if you see them (so it’s a quality of your own attentiveness[…]
Ginsberg on Late Auden
September 29, 2015
W.H.Auden (1907-1973)   AG: So from that (from Robert Bridges),  we get into, I think you have the Vernon Watkins and the.. Student: Auden AG: There’s[…]
More Writing Precepts/Slogans
August 19, 2015
Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) Allen continues with the numbered precepts, thirty precepts, that comprise Jack Kerouac’s “Belief & Technique for Modern Prose”  (24) “No fear or shame in the dignity of yr experience, language & knowledge”  – That’s a little bit like the negative capability of John Keats – Does anybody know that[…]