Monthly Archives: June 2016

American Pilgrimage #28

Two years ago, during the first leg of this journey, I did a course on spiritual memoir writing at Esalen, in California. We were asked to write about our earliest traumatic memory, a moment before which things were one way, … Continue reading

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American Pilgrimage #27

I was at a literary event last week where I heard some several writers read in a bar in the east Village. I was dumbfounded by how confident they all were, as if anything short of total self-assurance belonged to¬†another … Continue reading

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American Pilgrimage #26

I have a room in New York Zen Center now, which I share, at nights, with a deaf cat called Tika. She is very friendly. We wake at six each morning for zazen and sit for 35 minutes followed by … Continue reading

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