Tag Archives: Zen Buddhism

The NO HAT Lecture

THE NO HAT LECTURE: Kerouac’s Haiku by Keith Kumasen Abbott Jack Kerouac’s Book of Haikus (Penguin, 2003) functions as a literary collection but also as a collection of various contemplative perceptions, intuitions of Buddhamind. Kerouac joked that he possessed “a … Continue reading

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Philip Whalen; Beset By Irony

To: The Membership & Interested Parties From: Chinee, Grand Poobah, NBBPS Subject: Philip Whalen, Beset By Irony If Philip Whalen is crowded by beauty as the title of David Schneider’s biography, Crowded By Beauty, The Life And Zen of Poet … Continue reading

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The Dharma Bums; Kerouac’s Dust Jacket Copy

To: The Membership and Interested Parties From: Keith Kumasen Abbott, Honorary Member, NBBPS Subject: Kerouac’s Dust Jacket Copy In 1958 Jack Kerouac wrote the following text while his third novel, The Dharma Bums, was in production. Intended for the dust jacket copy … Continue reading

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