Dharam Gaze: Practices of Buddhism & Poetry; lecture with Anne Waldman; Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA

“Form is emptiness, emptiness is form” – from the Heart Sutra

Based on personal study and experience, this talk will touch on the refuge and Bodhisattva vows, the Six Realms of Existence, “co-emergent wisdom” as well as a parallel vow to poetry, and the joys and contradictions therein. Also, reference to Giorgio Agamben’s notion of being contemporary with one’s time as “looking into the darkness.” The presentation will be supplemented by reference to particular writers associated with the Beat Literary Movement as well as the presenter’s own poetry.

Center for the Study of World Religions
Harvard Divinity School

CSWR Common Room
42 Francis Avenue
Cambridge, MA


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