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'Zero' - Rare Buddhist journal co-edited by Leonard

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:20 pm
by nlamont
I have four out of the five editions of Zero: Contemporary Buddhist Life and Thought for sale.

The quarterly journal was co-edited by Leonard and other members of Sasaki Roshi's community. It features some of Leonard's poetry as well as poems and articles from the likes of Paul Bowles, Frijthof Capra, John Cage, Gregory Bateson, Gary Snyder, Anne Waldman, Joni Mitchell and, of course, Sasaki Roshi.

Volume V also contains an insert from the producers saying this will be the final edition.

They're not in mint condition having been on shelves in my different houses since 1979, so there are a few scuffs and indentations. I can provide more detailed photos if anyone wants them.

£100 plus postage (I'm in the UK)


Re: 'Zero' - Rare Buddhist journal co-edited by Leonard

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:56 pm
by 199Dan
Great rediscovery ! Thanks for sharing.

Rare Buddhist Radio Programme

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 11:50 am
by sebmelmoth2003
something understood - bbc radio 4 - buddhist edition - anthem played 22 minutes approx into programme.

Suryagupta, chair of the London Buddhist Centre, explores the Zen Buddhist concept of Beginner’s Mind, which encourages the viewing of the familiar with fresh eyes.

She discusses the first time she discovered the benefits of Beginner’s Mind, at a retreat in Wales. While meditating, Suryagupta became fascinated by the sound of birdsong, feeling as if she was hearing it for the very first time.

This meditation encouraged her to experience life anew, through help from texts such as Suzuki Roshi’s classic title Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience.

Suryagupta considers the obstacles that can hinder Beginner’s Mind, such as pressure and the burden of expectations. She suggests that attempting to return to the simple and spontaneous innocence of the child’s mind can help us overcome these obstructions, in order to experience moments of revelation and wonder.

She concludes with a quote from Henry Miller, who celebrates the benefits of sharing these discoveries with others. In doing so, we can connect deeply with one another, and experience an interdependence that is freeing and refreshing.