Wes Nisker writes about the infectious enthusiasm and playfulness in composer John Cage’s attempts to break down distinctions between “music” and the ordinary sounds of the world around us.
Tara Bennett-Goleman teaches us about the Japanese tea ceremony and ikebana, which originated in Buddhist monasteries and became artistic expressions of the dharma.
Interview with Mayumi Oda: Art Goddess on the River of our Mind
By Sharda (Henrietta) Rogel, Barbara Gates, Wes Nisker
Mayumi Oda, an internationally recognized artist, talks about her life, her work and her Zen practice.
Catherine Ingram contemplates the costs—cultural, ecological and personal—of trying to control nature.
Sangha member Eric Kolvig offers a poetic story about a “young carpenter from Nazareth” who knew that we are all part of “the river” that flows wider than sorrow.
Haiku poetry might be more “Buddhist” in nature than any other art form, says Wes Nisker. This overview includes examples of classic haiku and death poems.
Jack Kornfield points out that practice is built on “what is,” rather than what we expect or imagine.
Wes Nisker ponders the implications of Superstring Theory, “progress” and what might happen in the year 2000.