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

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

Post 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)

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

Post by 199Dan »

Great rediscovery ! Thanks for sharing.
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Rare Buddhist Radio Programme

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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.

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

Post by Clicquotdreamz »

Hi, Is this still available?
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peter j conradi

Post by sebmelmoth2003 »

peter j conradi - interviewed on bbc radio 3's private passions - chooses to hear leonard cohen's anthem - 28 minutes approx into programme.

peter'spartner - jim o'neill - is canadian.


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The prince who walked out of his fairy tale

Post by sebmelmoth2003 »

repeat of previously broadcast programme - to be transmitted at 06.05 hours uk time - sunday 19th march, 2023.

bbc radio 4.
Something Understood

Siddhartha is the name of a prince who became the Buddha.

He was born in present day Nepal, sometime around 563 BC, and he grew up as a prince enjoying a comfortable existence for the first 29 years of his life. It was then, as a married man with an infant son, Siddhartha abandoned his palace and set off for a wandering life with a band of ascetics seeking spiritual fulfillment.

In 'The prince who walked out of his fairy tale', Samira Ahmed pieces together the story of Siddhartha - the Sanskrit name meaning 'He who achieves his goal'.

She tells the story of how Siddhartha abandoned future kingship after the shocking discovery of old age, sickness and death.

She tells of how he took up and then discarded extreme asceticism and how, after six years of penance, he sat unmoving under a tree until he gained Nirvana or perfect enlightenment and became known as the Buddha.

Samira Ahmed looks at the appeal of the image of the seated Buddha and the spread of Buddhist ideas into the West.

She considers how writers and thinkers have imagined the experience of enlightenment, and explores how others have interpreted the relevance of the Buddha's key ideas for today's fast moving materialistic life.

With readings, poetry and music – including Tibetan chant, Herbie Hancock, Bengali film soundtrack, and Wagner.

Producer: Anthony Denselow

A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4

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