Haas Business School student-run course on meditation
Recording: Chuck Huggins
Introduction to Buddhism [ 1:47:15 ] April 28, 2011 Sydney NSW
Talk offered to a hundred high school students at Centre for Ethics, Newington College, co-sponsored by Dialogue Australasia Recording: G G
Buddhist Wisdom in Uncertain Times July 28, 2009 Corte Madera
Ancient wisdom traditions have deep resonance in these uncertain times — not that there’s more suffering than ever before but that more people are aware of suffering. Now that humans are capable of relieving needless suffering, we’re discovering our positive potentials for great happiness and innate goodness. (¿Have you heard the saying? “Train your mind and change your brain!”) Might you already be a bit Buddhist, and not yet realize it?
Gary Gach reads Bijan Jalali, Edmond Jabès, Sufi poet Alireza Rosha, 3 Chinese Zen poems, selections from 10,000 Lives by Ko Un SSN, + a poem or 2 of his own; preceding Clive Matson reading 1 poem (also 30 minutes; not recorded). Introduction by Jack Hirschman, series curator.
Begun in 2008, as a project of the San Francisco Friends of the Public Library. Tuesdays at North Beach is a highly-respected, weekly poetry series celebrating internationally acclaimed poets and showcasing local talent. Past guests have included Jonathan Richman, David Meltzer, San Francisco Poet Laureate Diane di Prima, California Poet Laureate Al Young, and freshly-discovered poets from their sister program, Poets 11.
Sufi Poems by Alireza Roshan at Al Mutannabi Street
The 2007 bombing of Al-Mutanabbi Street — Baghdad’s cultural and intellectual center named for a 10th century poet — inspired San Francisco poet/bookseller Beau Beausoleil to mark the day as an attack on all who cherish freedom of expression through writing, reading, publishing, painting and graphic images, and conversation at bookshops, cafes, and public gatherings. In 2017, readings were scheduled across the US & UK, and in Baghdad, Berlin, Dubai, Paris, Quebec, Venice, Sydney, and Vancouver. In this video, Gary Gach reads 20 brief poems from The Book of Absence by Alireza Roshan, translated from Persian by Erfan Mojib, with GG.
Video recording: Persis Karim.
MINDFULNESS : Full Awareness of Breathing [ 47:50 ] May 7, 2016 Corte Madera
Opening for Sustainatopia
Seated in a large circle, attendees introduced themselves . Gary Gach then offered the circle a session of mindfulness. Recording begins mid-sentence ; the speaker has to talk over an air-conditioner which provides a drone throughout .:. Recoding by: G G
Gary Gach opening the packed Beyond Mindfulness panel at Dharma College , an event held as part of the first Bay Area Book Festival , & that also formed an extramural capper to the Mindfulness & Compassion conference at SFSU — — reading mostly from his anthology What Book!? : Pledge Lawson Fusao Inada Just Made It Lawson Fusao Inada Enough David Whyte ” Robert Frost & I … “ Ngodup Paljor Love After Love Derek Walcott… Bennett Buchanan, videographer. Aug 4, 2015
The advent of the computer and the internet provided a totally new platform for story telling. This program looks at a new paradigm for novelists using interactive technology. Demonstrations include writers.net, hooked.net, thetherapist.com, writers.com, and the Alsop Review. Also features collaborative fiction and cyber comics. Guests include Gary Gach, Chris Werby, Mark Dahlby, and Jaimes Alsop.