Gary Snyder

Snyder, Kerouac, and the Dharma

The worlds like an endlessfour-dimensionalGame of Go. Riprap, Gary Snyder “All these people,” said Japhy, “they all got white-tiled toilets…

2 years ago

The Intersection of Buddhism and the Beat Generation

The 1950s in America was not a period known for its religious diversity. The spiritual consumerism that we know today…

4 years ago

Gary Snyder: Heart-Beat – A Diptych

“From a certain point onward there is no turning back.  This is the point that must be reached.” Kafka  …

4 years ago

Buddhists and Dharma Bums

Sometime in the early 1950s, the Beat Generation helped bring Buddhism to the West, or at least they popularized it…

5 years ago

Turtle Island: An Eco-Critique of Capitalism

In the modern era the sustainability of both our daily lives and global systems has become an increasingly important issue.…

5 years ago

East Coast Beats vs. West Coast Beats

The Beats as we know them are a New York City phenomena and walk hand in hand with Abstract Expressionism…

6 years ago

Sixty Years After the Six Gallery Reading

October 7th, 1955, was arguably one of the most important dates in American literature. On that date, in a “run…

6 years ago

The Dharma Bums: Judging a Book by its Cover

On Dave Moore's wonderful Beat Generation Facebook group - a partner to the very active Jack Kerouac group - there…

7 years ago

The Beat Generation at War

  From Beatdom #15 - Available now on Amazon as a print and Kindle publication: The Beat Generation is often…

7 years ago

The Second Wave of American Interest in Japanese Culture: Alan Watts, Jack Kerouac, and Gary Snyder

by Charlie Canning Photos by John La Farge and David S. Wills   Since the Treaty of Kanagawa in 1853,…

8 years ago

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