practical spirituality ⁂ cultural work
What Is Nirvana ? [ 2:10 ] July 16, 2015 San Francisco
Videographer: Adam Tebbe, Zen in America
Beginning 2018, I fell into various conversations in conjunction with the publication of Pause • Breathe • Smile – archived here .
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 [ 58:02 ] July 28, 2009 Book Passage Corte Madera. Videography & titles by FORA.tv
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?
MINDFULNESS : Full Awareness of Brea=thing
Presented at DealPath
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 .:. Recording by: G G
PEACE FOR PRESIDENT POEM 2020: A Hug (from The Book of Hugs) [12:00] [ Video forthcoming]
San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck, in association with the Academy of American Poets and Bird and Beckett Books, presents Fire Thieves.
The Fire Thieves is a monthly intergenerational poetry series culminating with The Fire Thieves Anthology. Each reading features 2 Elders, 2 Middle Age and 2 Youth poets performing featured sets of work at a different landmark in San Francisco each month.
The Seventh Edition was held at Bird & Beckett bookshop, January 29th with Joyce Jenkins, Judyth Ann Bernhard, Val Ibarra, Milena Garrone, me, and other, sharing our meditations on the subject of Peace.
Videography : Noam Szoke
Sharing an evening at Moe’s Books with poet George Albon, upon the publication of Flowers of a Moment by Ko Un, translated by Young Moo Kim, Brother Anthony of Taizé, & GG
Quatrain (jueju, 絕句, 绝句) ‘made new’ by CH Kwock & GG Gach. Published inRattle#36, Tribute to Buddhist Poets
Upon sudden notice, Gary Gach opened the packed Beyond Mindfulness panel at Dharma College, an event held as part of the first Bay Area Book Festival, & which also formed an extramural capper to the Mindfulness & Compassion conference at SFSU — — reading mostly from his anthology What Book!? : Pledge & Just Made It by Lawson Fusao Inada; Enough by David Whyte; ” Robert Frost & I … “ by Ngodup Paljor; Love After Love by Derek Walcott; Check Up by Patricia Donegan; and, by this time realizing he’s actually on stage without prior notice, getting a little nervous as he read Ring of Bone by Lew Welch.
Bennett Buchanan, videographer.
Additional: poetry segments within the Bob Thurman Podcast, since August 2018.
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.