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Originally posted by Tamahu
Is that really the name of a particular 'Zen' school? Or are you implying that said school was of a pseudo-Zen type?
So good leisure reading, but not necessarily geared for the serious initiate?
I thought Tamahu was female?
Originally posted by Masonic Light
No, it's my label; "hippie/beatnik Zen" to describe a pop culture interpretation of Buddhism that was common with young Americans in the 1950's and 1960's, much of which owed its existence to writers, poets, and musicians like Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and the Beatles. Likewise, the poet Ginsberg coined the term "bop Kabalah" (featured in his poem "Howl") for similar reasons, i.e., unorthodox but popular.
I would agree that it is good leisure reading, even for the serious student; however, much of the book is autobiographical and ancedotal, and is not what I would consider a scholarly treatise on the subject. Nevertheless, it's insightful and fun, and I think it's important for us not to get too caught up in seriousness that we can't enjoy and learn about other people and things at the same time.
I thought you mentioned one time that you were a woman, but I could have been mistaken.
Originally posted by Maya00a
I know this is very old thread but I wanted to find out if anyone has any updated links for some of the ones in the thread as they don't work anymore.
Alternatively, any new recommended reading lists and/or websites.