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. It’s 1870s New Mexico. AContinue reading “Cowboy Zen”
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.
‘Where are all the dark paths now? The Pure Land itself is near’ – Zen Master Hakuin. Ratnagarbha explores the Buddhist Pure Land tradition through a painting from old Tibet.
Issue 35 investigates the influence of Zen Buddhism on American letters and arts, from Pound to Cage via Abstract Expressionism. CLICK IMAGE for FREE sample. Purchase at SQUARE Store.
I don’t normally share newspaper items, but on the eve of the final chapter of Brexit I found this post about T. S. Eliot poignant… T. S Eliot in The Guardian
Classical music on CD: Ratnagarbha reviews recent Monteverdi releases and discovers a wealth of interpretations
The Iliad on urthona literature pages