Don’t Hide The Madness
October 13, 2018
Coming out next week ( on Tuesday) – and much anticipated – Don’t Hide The Madness – William S Burroughs in Conversation with Allen Ginsberg., from 1992, a documentary record of the meeting of two great minds. As Burroughs and Ginsberg biographer, Barry Miles has written – “Steven Taylor’s transcriptions of Billl[…]
After Lalon & Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi
September 16, 2017
This weekend we present the first of what we hope will be many many more posts – a look into the extraordinary collection (now digitalized and made available on line) via the Stanford University archives. Though there’s a breath-taking two-thousand plus audios, we’re starting with some of the video materials, and thought[…]
Buddhism and The Beats (Ginsberg 1993 – Q & A)
July 22, 2017
Following on from last week’s “Buddhists and The Beats” video -the Q & A, the final segment. Do we have time for questions.? AG: Yes, sure Q: You said that your poetry is a practice as well, so..is it..do you meditate every day? do you use poetry as a practice? AG: It’s[…]
July 4th
July 4, 2017
The iconic image by the great Fred W. McDarrah of Allen in his “Uncle Sam” hat greets us this July[…]
Gelek Rimpoche (1939-2017)
February 15, 2017
It is with heavy heart and sadness that we announce the death today of Gelek Rinpoche, the great Tibetan lama and Allen’s spiritual teacher. As announced on his Facebook page – “Kyabje Gelek Rinpoche, our dear teacher and friend  passed away[…]
Friday’s Weekly Round-Up – 302
February 10, 2017
The legendary Joan Anderson letter is back in the news again. “The seminal piece of literature of the Beat Generation”, Neal Cassady’s epic letter to Jack Kerouac, which, for almost sixty years, was thought[…]
Gelek Rimpoche’s 75th Birthday
October 25, 2014
  Tomorrow – Gelek Rimpoche‘s 75th Birthday – This evening in New York City there will be a special gala event (with musical guests Paul Simon and Philip Glass, and more) hosted by the painter Francesco Clemente, a “diamond birthday celebration”, in his New York studio. On Sunday, in Ann Arbor, at[…]
Allen Ginsberg’s Parinirvana
April 5, 2011
 14 years ago today Allen died (in his recently-purchased New York City (East Village) loft, surrounded by a select circle of family and friends. Here’s Rosebud Pettet’s lucid description of that occasion Here’s Colin Still’s and Jonas Mekas’ documentary footage. Here’s Gelek Rinpoche’s first hand account- [this link is no longer[…]
Digital Dharma
March 20, 2011
Jewel Heart is pleased to announce the launch of its new website: “The new site features a significant visual makeover, a new streamlined user-friendly interface and, most importantly, a growing library of Gelek Rimpoche’s teachings available through downloads and streaming, both live and on demand”. “Digital dharma”, they call it, “audio and[…]
Art, Creativity and Tibetan Buddhism
May 1, 2009
For those of you in the New York City area, here’s a chance to catch Gelek Rinpoche, Philip Glass, Francesco Clemente and Michael Imperioli on the same stage discussing relevance of art & spirituality in a benefit event for Gelek Rinpoche’s Jewel Heart Tibetan Buddhist organization. It’s at the Great Hall at[…]