Ginsberg and the Beats Highlight from issue 35 American Zen: a personal appreciation by writer Acarasiddhi (Tony Press) who grew up in 1950s California.
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‘The Infinite Game’ – Zen and AI
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.
In memory: Peter Abbs
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?
‘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.
American Zen – new issue published
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.
T. S. Eliot – Ends and beginnings
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
Magnificence of Monteverdi
Classical music on CD: Ratnagarbha reviews recent Monteverdi releases and discovers a wealth of interpretations
Just posted: an introduction to Homer’s Iliad by Dharmavadana
The Iliad on urthona literature pages
Three Cosmogenic Myths
Just Published: from Ratnagarbha, an in depth essay of comparative mythology in the spirit of Joseph Campbell, comparing the foundational cosmic mythos of Buddhism, Platonism and Gnosticism. A fascinating look at how ancient stories about the origin of the cosmos have influenced different civilisations. https://urthona.com/culture-science-society/three-cosmogenic-myths/