Kate Boucher uses charcoal to evoke liminal transition zones, skies at dawn and dusk, coasts and mountains in shifting atmospheres of wind and cloudscape. Each of her landscapes is an intense study of a particular mood, not a portrait of one moment or scene, but a response to the essential qualities inherent in a timeContinue reading “Shades of the sublime”
Waterlight is a film project inspired by a chalk stream in Cambridgeshire, the Mel, which runs between the villages of Melbourn and Shepreth. Waterlight began as a collaboration between poet and writer Clare Crossman and James Murray-White. The project team grew to include local expert Bruce Huett and filmmaker Nigel Kinnings. Bruce Huett will appear in Urthona 36, due outContinue reading “Waterlight – portrait of a chalk stream in winter”
A fascinating book we previous reviewed ‘Zen and Artificial Intelligence’ by Paul Powell is now out in paperback, for half the price of the hardback –25.99 from Cambridge Scholars Publishing: https://www.cambridgescholars.com/product/978-1-5275-3704-0 Urthona and other reviews mentioned by CSP highlight the playful quality of this volume, in which deep ideas about Zen, Literature (including the LordContinue reading “Zen and AI”
Waterlight, is a film project inspired by a chalk stream in Cambridgeshire. Waterlight began as a collaboration between poet and writer Clare Crossman and filmmaker James Murray-White, and the project team has now grew to include local expert Bruce Huett and filmmaker Nigel Kinnings. The finished film is wonderful evocation of a particular kind of eco system which is under threatContinue reading “Waterlight – the story of an Enligish chalk stream”
Cowboy Meditation Primer – poetry sequence by Mary McCray (Taster from Urthona issue 35 ‘American Zen’ – order from Urthona Shop above) A unique sequence of poems in which the hard lives and gritty adventures of cowboys on the trails of 19th Century New Mexico are combined with Buddhist Wisdom.
Ginsberg and the Beats Highlight from issue 35 American Zen: a personal appreciation by writer Acarasiddhi (Tony Press) who grew up in 1950s California.
Zen and Artificial Intelligence by PAUL ANDREW POWELL Crucial topics of modernity from a Zen point of view, book review by Ratnagarbha
Fenland mist at Stow-cum-Quy Ratnagarbha visits the intriguing part of Cambridgeshire known as the fenland edges on a cold, dank and misty January morning.
The passing of poet and educationalist Peter Abbs Ratnagarbha remembers a writer of vision who was a friend of the magazine and sadly passed away at the age of 78 in December of 2020.