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New World Dharma


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Foreword by Susan Moon Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Dancing with China's Old Masters: With Master Red Pine/Bill Porter 2. The Wild Mind of Gary Snyder 3. Grounded in Humanity: Gary Snyder on Back on the Fire 4. A Bloomsday Interview with Joanne Kyger 5. And So Make Peace: Talking Story with Maxine Hong Kingston 6. The Bedrock of Practice: With Sulak Sivaraksa in Bangkok 7. A Heart Free to Listen: The Awareness Practice of Thich Nhat Hanh 8. Embracing the Responsibility of the Moment: The Zen Politics of Jerry Brown 9. Avanti! The Dharma Poetics of Diane di Prima 10. On Forgiveness and Compassion: H. H. the Dalai Lama 11. On the Trail with Nanao Sakaki Back on the Trail with Nanao 12. Dangerous Work: The Retirement Interview with Zen Master Robert Aitken-Roshi 13. Expatriate Passions: Meeting Donald Richie 14. A Conversation with Andrew Schelling 15. Notes from the Gone World: Lawrence Ferlinghetti on Street Smarts and the Poetry Rebellion 16. Beloved Renegade: With Allen Ginsberg at Cortes Island

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Canadian literary scholar and journalist Trevor Carolan is Assistant Professor of English at the University of the Fraser Valley near Vancouver. His books include Return to Stillness: Twenty Years with a Tai Chi Master.


"This collection is a treat for anyone interested in how the Dharma is lived today. Each chapter is like a window that opens unto the life, adventures, quirks, beliefs and wisdom of some of its famous followers ... Carolan's wish with this collection is to safeguard the wisdom of these teachers for future generations. In doing so, he also takes his place as one of them." - Pacific Rim Review of Books "Congratulations to Trevor Carolan for creating a wise and excellent sequence of essays, accurate historical information, and interviews which provide very useful insights and Buddhist time-tracks to both Buddhist and non-Buddhist readers and researchers." - Ed Sanders, poet and historian "New World Dharma sheds light on a major development in literary and spiritual life by giving a personal, social, internal look into the lives of key Buddhist writers and leaders. In hindsight, it is clear that the influx of Asian spiritual teachings into the West instigated a cultural awakening of major proportion. This book provides a sense of how the fabric of this cultural awakening was woven, thread by thread, over several decades, as the people interviewed were all connected in some way." - Fran Grace, coeditor of Meditation and the Classroom: Contemplative Pedagogy for Religious Studies

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