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NW Dharma Association on Cascadian Zen

January 20, 2024
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Cascadian Zen has received a wonderful reception from the regional Zen community. The Northwest Dharma Association published a blog post about the book. An excerpt:

The original idea for the book and Watershed Press came from a small, literary arts organization called The Cascadia Poetics Lab. It is based in the Rainier Beach neighborhood in Seattle—we celebrate our 30th anniversary in December 2023—and its mission is “Empowering people to practice poetry & deepen connections to place, self & the present moment.”

If THAT does not sound like Zen, what does? The editors are not sure, but they agree that one of the main causes of the current “great unravelling,” is the disconnection from place, and the failure of practice to respond to it. Without connection to place, the fundamental point is not actualized, and we spiral into further paroxysms of violence, inequality, and environmental degradation… READ MORE of the article.

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