Buddhism and The Beats (Ginsberg 1993 – I – Introduction)
July 15, 2017
A real treat this weekend – with gratitude to Robyn Brentano and students from the NYU Ethnographic Film Program¬†– “Buddhism and the Beats.”. “In 1993, Allen Ginsberg spoke to a gathering of students of the Tibetan Buddhist monk, Lobsang Samten, about the impact of Buddhist thought and practice on himself, the[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 69
April 13, 2012
Advance copies of Ellen Pearlman‘s Nothing and Everything have just arrived – her definitive history of “The Influence of Buddhism on the American Avant-Garde 1942-1962”. A revealing sample chapter can be read here. She quotes Allen (“Gelek Rinpoche told me you people, Burroughs, you, Kerouac, will all go to heaven for introducing[…]
D.T.Suzuki (1870-1966)
October 18, 2011
Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki (1870-1966), the great roshi, (teacher), prolific author of a variety of texts, including the hugely-influential An Introduction to Zen Buddhism (1934) and Zen and Japanese Culture (1959), subject of Michael Goldberg’s extraordinary film, A Zen Life (2006), is universally credited with introducing Zen[…]
Ellen Pearlman: My Lunch With Mihoko
June 30, 2010
Ellen Pearlman is currently working on a history Buddhism’s influence on the American avant garde & her lunch with Mihoko is a result of some of that research as well as of course her own curiosity. ¬†The following article originally appeared in American Buddhism as a Way of Life, recently published by[…]