Living in Place with Peter Berg and Gary Snyder in Mind: Becoming Cascadian Retreat Handout

Here is the handout i created for a breakout session at the inspirational “Becoming Cascadian” retreat hosted by Paul Nelson and Bhakti Watts in the Cedar River Watershed on the shore of Lake Washington this past May 31–June 3. Becoming Cascadian Handout MG V.18 Our time together featured presentations by Andrew Schelling and Tetsuzen Jason Wirth, who took us into an in-depth […]

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Kazuaki Tanahashi Publishes ‘Painting Peace: Art In Times of Global Crisis’ (2018)

Kazuaki Tanahashi kindly sent me his latest book from Shambhala Press: a retrospective review of his paintings accompanied by stories that invite the reader to become better acquainted with the good life of this wandering Berkeley-based artivist (activist artist). Kaz’s book contains a chapter about his painting, Bristle Cone Pine, two scrolls that played a key role in our Mountains & Rivers Workshop. The […]

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Mark Gonnerman Interviewed by Denis Pugenov on Teaching the Beats at Hunan University in China (Published in English and Russian, September 2017)

Mark Gonnerman was interviewed by Denis Punegov, the founding editor of the St. Petersburg zine, Svyazi, about teaching beat culture and literature and his experience with this at Hunan University in China. You may download the PDF of this article via the link below: Svyazi Beats Interview Gonnerman Sept 2017 PDF Denis Punegov, “War For Imagination [Interview on the […]

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Gary Snyder and the XIVth Dalai Lama

Today is the Dalai Lama’s 80th rebirthday. When I hosted His Holiness at the Aurora Forum at Stanford on November 3–4, 2005,  I presented him with a copy of Mountains and Rivers Without End. I reminded him that the poet, Gary Snyder, and his traveling companions, Joanne Kyger, Allen Ginsberg, and Peter Orlovsky visited him at his headquarters in Dharamshala on March 31, […]

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