Zen poetry expresses the inexpressible and reaches into our hearts, showing path, practice, and insight with joy and delight. In our time together, we will explore this poetry as the study and practice of turning words, words that bring about profound shifts in how we look at ourselves and the world. We will study ancient and modern poems from China, Japan, Korea, and North America. And we will write our own poems in response to them! The weekend will include lectures, meditation, discussions, and writing exercises. We will explore some traditional forms, such as haiku, and also experiment with poetic expression of our very lives and understanding.
Expressing the Inexpressible in Zen Poetry
Dates: Mar 10, 2023 - Mar 12, 2023
Days: Friday - Sunday
Number of Nights: 2 nights
Instructor(s): Pat Enkyo OHara
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About the Instructor(s):
Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara is the abbot of the Village Zendo in Manhattan. She is a Soto Zen Priest and certified Zen Teacher in Maezumi Roshi’s White Plum lineage. She holds a PhD in Media Ecology and taught at NYU for twenty years.