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Douglas J. Penick

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For a long time, I’ve been committed to work that might help renew a culture of inwardness, particularly in reflecting on the relationship between society and nature. To this end, I worked on Emilio Ambasz’ visionary Universitas Project at MOMA in NY (which explored new alignments within the forces capable of re-designing the man-made environment). I then withdrew from that arena to study, practice and later teach Buddhism in the Karma Kagyu/Nyingma traditions. After twenty years, this evolved into making, with composer, Peter Lieberson, new pieces invoking various Central Asian epic traditions of spiritual and cultural renewal. The results were: King Gesar, premiered at the Munich Biennale (Sony CD), and Ashoka’s Dream about the Emperor As ...more

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RE: DREAMERS AND THEIR SHADOWS

INTERVIEW/ w THE REV. DANNY FISHER

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/dannyfis...

DF:
Douglas, for those who are unfamiliar, can you tell us about "Dreamers and Their Shadows"? What is the basic plot, and what are the book's major themes?

DP:
Thank you Danny, for taking an interest and the time in doing this interview.

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Published on September 12, 2013 14:05 Tags: engaged-buddhism, enlightened-society, shambhala, trungpa

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Richard Douglas, thanks so much for your comment. I will send you the information anon.


J.G. Keely Ah, thanks for the link. I always like to read poetry where the anthropomorphization of myth extends into a metaphysical exploration--as good myth often does.


Douglas Penick Perhaps you might find this of interest:

http://www.buddhistpoetryreview.com/i...


Douglas Penick Keely wrote: "Thanks for the friend request. I've been intrigued by the Epic of Gesar for some time now, though my recent studies and projects have taken time away from my interest in the great epics. I want to ..."

Keely wrote: "Thanks for the friend request. I've been intrigued by the Epic of Gesar for some time now, though my recent studies and projects have taken time away from my interest in the great epics. I want to ..."

Thank you for your kind words. All best wishes,
Douglas


J.G. Keely Thanks for the friend request. I've been intrigued by the Epic of Gesar for some time now, though my recent studies and projects have taken time away from my interest in the great epics. I want to thank you for helping to make Gesar available to students of the world.


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