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practical spirituality


new economics

  1. COMING ALIVE TO REGENERATION : :  Beyond Sustainability; Beyond Impact. (An historical backdrop.) Medium. May 20, 2018.
  2. MUSIC FOR REGENERATION :: Opening Night of Regen18. Medium. May 2, 2018
  3. EJIDO VERDE :: A Model of Regenerative Economics
  4. 6 P’s :: Michael Shuman’s Pointers to a Prosperous, Local Economy. Neighborhood Economics. January 2017
  5. THE GOOD NEWS :: Media Outlets Focused on Social Entrepreneurship & Impact Investing. SOCAP [ Social Capital Markets ]
  6. THE NEXT ECONOMY …   Huffington Post
  7. B CORP  ::  People Using Business as a Force for Good.  Huffington Post
  8. SOCAP  ::  Hub of Impact.  Huffington Post
  9. COMMUNITY CAPITAL   ::  50 x 50Neighborhood Economics
  10. SOCAP Goes Local  ::  MortarNeighborhood Economics
  11. BUDDHISM & RACIAL JUSTICE  ::  Roots of Enslavement — Roots of Liberation.  Huffington Post
  12. REVITALIZATION :: Start Here, Detroit.Dow Theory Letters. December 9, 2015
  13. DEBTS & INDEBTEDNESS. Dow Theory Letters. September 20, 2015 [ reprinted in Medium, December 24, 2017 ]
  14.  The Toxic Trio vs. Having Enough. Dow Theory Letters. August 26, 2015
  15. WORK & PLAY. Dow Theory Letters. May 2015.


cultural work

  1. CHILD MINDTeaching the Way of Haiku. May 2015 issue 33. The Dialogue Australasian Network (DAN) 
  2. THE IMPERATIVE FOR TRUTH ::  The Ashtray, a Book Pre-View. Medium. April 29, 2018.
  3. ON BEING LUMINOUS [ after words ] : MOVING PICTURES: Buddhism & American Cinema. (SUNY Press series in Buddhism & American Culture. July, 2014)
  4. SCENES FROM THE RAMAYANA  ::  The Art of Storytelling.  AsianArt.com
  5. NIRVANA IN REEL TIMEThe International Buddhist Film Festival Eat Drink Films, April 2015 
  6. QUIETUDE :: Silence by Thich Nhat Hanh. Enlightenment.com March 2015.
  7. FULL CIRCLE RHAPSODYI Love a Broad Margin To My Life by Maxine Hong Kingston. Poetry Flash
  8. DARSHAN :: Yoga : the art of transformation. AsianArt.com. 2014.
  9. Notes from the museum without walls. The Bay Citizen.
  10. ONE BREATH GREAT VOW: 1921 — “Thursday” by William Carlos Williams. Urthona 
  11. SEEING IN THE DARK: Buddhism & Film. Danny Fisher on Close Encounters of the Third Kind; Gary Gach on the films of Robert Bresson. Elephant Journal. 
  12. WHAT IF YOU KNEW YOU HAD ONLY 10,000 DAYS LEFT TO LIVE?  Being Human conference. Bay Citizen. 2012. [ reprinted,  Patheos ]
  13. BEING HUMAN :: We Don’t Have a Blueprint. Bay Citizen. 2012.
  14. Mindfulness for Young People :: Wake Up! The Bay Citizen.
  15. Celebrating “Change Your Mind Day.”  The Bay Citizen.
  1. LISTENING TO COMPASSIONPlease Call Me By My True Names. Inquiring Mind. Fall 2011. 
  2. UNTYING INJUSTICEThe Novice by Thich Nhat Hanh. BeliefNet. October 2011. Reprinted, Eastern Horizons.
  3. UPDATES TO THE NOWThe Best Buddhist Writing 2010. American Book Review. 2011. [ reprinted, Patheos ] 
  4. CAN POETRY SAVE THE PLANET? Stephen Levine’s Dharma Jazz. Religion Dispatches.com 2011 
  5. NEED | SPEED | HEALTH : Why I Do Not Own a Cellphone. Ctheory.net; November 2009. 
  6. NOW PLAYING : THE SCREEN A Cultural Critique. Ctheory.net : Resetting Theory.
  7. FINDING THE OX: The Emergence of Buddhist American Literature. BuddhaDharma: A Practitioner’s Quarterly Autumn 2009.
  8. A BRIEF LONG SPIRAL: The Moment of American Buddhist Art. Urthona: Buddhism & Art 26, June 2009.
  9. THE DRAGON’S GIFTSacred Arts of Bhutan. AsianArt.com. March 2009.
  10. Riches of a Different Market. Tricycle.com. February 2009. [Reprinted at Al Young’s blog and The Council of Thai Bhikkhus in the U.S.A.
  11. WHAT WOULD THE BUDDHA BUY?Adbusters: Journal of the Mental Environment. [An excerpt from The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Buddhism Third Edition. Utne blog commentary by Rachel Levitt, Zen & the Art of Not Buying, with photograph; also, noted by Deon’s blog and Weblogsky by Jon Lebowsky, under Shopacalypse Now]
  12. HAPPINESS & ITS CAUSES: Shambhala Sunspace. [Reprinted at Al Young’s blog]
  13. MING COURT ART: AsianArt.com
  14. WINTER SOLSTICE: Light in Darkness. Originally published at myPsychology Today blog, “Where Freud Meets Buddha”, Dec 18, 2008, here republished in newsletter of Upaya Institute & Zen Center — and also published in Vietnamese by the Buddhist Translation Group. Republished, revised, as Winter Solstice: Be Still, & Know, in Medium, December 22, 2017.
  15. ON TRANSLATING KO UN. Mindfulness Bell, 2008.
  16. LOST (& FOUND) IN TRANSLATIONThe State of Literary Translation in American Publishing. Paste. August 2008
  17. TO BREATHE THE WORLD THROUGH THE EYES OF A POET: On Divination in the Poetry of Ko Unnocturnes (re)view 2008
  18. “QUESTION AUTHORITY …” ? — The Zen Teachings of Brad Warner: Author, Musician, Filmmaker, Blogger, and Soto Priest. The Buddhist Channel, September 6, 2007
  19. MASTERS OF BAMBOO: Japanese Baskets & Sculpture in the Cotsen Collection; and “The Next Generation.” AsianArt.com. April 2007
  20. CONSTRUCTS & MONOTYPES: Peter Foley. Bill Lowe Gallery 2007
  21. HIDDEN MEANINGS : Symbolism in Chinese Art. AsianArt.com. November 2006.
  22. POINTING BEYOND WORDS, An Introduction to Ko Un. BuddhaDharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly, 2006
  23. THE REST IS SILENCE: Everything Yearned For: Manhae‘s Poems of Love & Longing. Tricycle, The Buddhist Review.
  24. NOT GIVING IT A NAME: Movie Dharma. Urthona: Buddhism & Art, Issue 23, Summer 2006
  25. MAKE IT NEW: The Wisdom Anthology of North American Buddhist Poetry. BuddhaDharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly. Summer 2005.
  26. Afterwords and For Further Reading The Little Pilgrim by Ko Un (Parallax Press 2005)
  28. THE KINGDOM OF SIAMThe Art of Central Thailand,1350-1800. AsianArt.Com, July 2005
  29. Letter to the Pope. Buddhist Peace Fellowship.
  30. THE FUTURE LOOKS GOOD: Commentary on Haiku from the Japanese Culture and Civilization Centre, Constantza, Romania. World Haiku Review 5-2 (2007).
  31. MIND MIRROR : BUDDHA AT THE MOVIES. Urthona: Buddhism & Art, Issue 21, 2004
  32. MAKING PEACE: The Fifth Book of Peace by Maxine Hong Kingston. In These Times. April 2004.
  33. AS EVERSelected Poems of Joanne KygerRain Taxi Spring 2003.
  34. KOREA THEN & NOWGoryeo Dynasty & Leaning Forward, Looking Back AsianArt.com, October 2003
  35. NOT GIVING IT A NAME: Movie Dharma. Urthona: Buddhism & Art, Issue 23, Summer 2006
  36. HIDDEN MEANINGSSymbolism in Chinese Art. AsianArt.com. December 2007; Italian translation in [1] Cultor, June 2009.
  37. REXROTH, REVISTED Complete Poems (Copper Canyon). CommonGround October 2004.
  38. THE REALM OF THE SACRED: Maxine Hong Kingston Escapes Into Poetry. AsianWeek.
  39. YES YOKO ONO by Alexandra Munroe with Jon Hendricks. Rain Taxi, Fall 2002
  40. Philip Whalen Obituary. June 2002
  41. PERSONAL LESSONS. In 9/11 8:48 am: Documenting America’s Greatest Tragedy (BookSurge).
  42. W A Y : Taoism and the Arts of China at Asian Art Museum, San Francisco Examiner, February 22, 2001
  43. TRANCE-SIBERIAN EXPRESSThe Desire Notebooks by John High. Poetry Flash #286 September-October 2000
  44. MAN OF LETTERS, BEYOND WORDS: Interview with Stephen Mitchell. Publishers Weekly. November 13, 2000
  45. MIND MANIFESTINGTouching the Edge: Dharma Devotions from the Hummingbird Sangha by Michael McClureShambhala Sun, May 1999. [Reprinted in Jack Magazine, preceded and followed by a haiku by GG, and with an uncredited illustration]
  46. TWIN PEAKSThe Gary Snyder Reader and Overtime: Selected Poems, Philip Whalen. Shambhala Sun, November 1999.
  47. ALL TOGETHER NOW : Across the Country, Communities Are Finding a Surprising Upside to the Y2K Countdown. Yoga Journal, July/August 1999.
  48. LOCAL LEGEND: Benny Bufano. Nob Hill Gazette. April 1999.
  49. THE FLOATING WORLD: Hokusai‘s Woodblock Prints Make a Rare Appearance. AsianWeek, September 24, 1998.
  50. DHARMA GEEKS The Atlantic Monthly November 1998
  51. WHAT WOULD THE BUDDHA SAY TO DARWIN? Buddha’s Nature: Evolution as a Practical Guide to Enlightenment by Wes Nisker. San Francisco Chronicle Book Review, December 6, 1998.
  52. INTERVIEW: Jose Ramos Horta. [2 parts] American Reporter, III:580, June 27 1997 [ Part Two reprinted at Global Exchange]
  53. Global Warming Is a Hard Truth To Tell. ‘”American Reporter [Reprinted in Albion Monitor] November 1996
  54. VISIONS OF THE FUTURE IN NEW MEDIA: WebNet ’96. American Reporter
  55. INTERVIEW: Brenda Blethyn & Marianne Jean-BaptisteAmerican Reporter 1996
  56. JOHN ALTON : MASTER OF THE FILM NOIR MOOD: The Late Cinematographer’s Influential Work Formed the Very Foundation of the “Dark Film” Style. [[American Cinematographer,]] September 1966.
  57. SUBJECT: HOW TO. YLEM: Artists Using Science & Technology. February/March/April 1995.
  58. INTERVIEW: He Ping;  AsianWeek, April 14, 1995.
  59. SCREAM AGAINST THE SKY: Post-War Japanese Art Exhibit a Milestone for Modern Art. AsianWeek, July 14, 1995.
  60. Internet Security Threatened: On the Arrest of Kevin Mitnick. Cyberspace Today March 1 1995
  61. DAWN PAGES: A Survey of Eastern Spirituality Books. New Asia Review, Fall 1994.
  62. VETERANS. MINDFULNESS. WRITING. Shambhala Sun, November 1994.
  63. INTERVIEW: Tian ZhuangzhuangAsianWeek, April 1, 1994.
  64. THE INTERNET FOR JOURNALISTS: The Fourth Estate in Cyberspace. MediaFile/ Media Alliance, April-May 1994; reprinted in Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine I:6, October 1, 1994 
  65. MOSAIC OF A MODERN MIND IN MOTION: Ik-Joong Kang’s  Art Is a Way of Life. AsianWeek, March 4, 1994.
  66. ART FINK: [‘Big Daddy’ Roth] Retrospective at New Langton Arts. ArtWeek, September 13, 1990.
  67. AFFIRMING DEATH: Rooms for the Dead at Galeria Museo. ArtWeek November 22, 1990.
  68. GHOSTS by Paul AusterSan Francisco Review of Books. XI:3, Fall 1986.
  69. MAGNA CIVITAS, MAGNA SOLITUDO: City of Glass by Paul AusterThe American Book Review, VIII:5, SeptemberOctobder 1986.
  70. Rabbi Nachman’s Stories & Rabbi Nachman’s Wisdom; Hasidic Tales from the Holocaust by Yaffa Eliach & Genocide Its Political Use in the Twentieth Century by Leo KuperEuropean Judaism.
  71. Reel Power by Mark Litwak, Film Month.
  72. Earth Power Coming: Short Fiction in Native American Literature edited by Simon J. Ortiz; In My Mother’s House by Kim Chernin; The Colder Eye by Hugh Kenner; Smoothing the Ground, edited by Brian Sewann;  Georg Trakl by Frank Grarziano; A Sketchbook by William Cummings; Ghosts and The Book of Memory by Paul Auster; Money & the Soul of the World by Robert J. Sardello & Randolph Severson; For Voice by Severo SarduyJews in Old China, Sidney Shapiro. San Francisco Review of Books.
  73. The Smile of the LambAnna; Dancers; My Life as a Dog; Ping Pong. [film reviews] New Fillmore. 1986
  74. The Sargasso Manuscript, Viaggio in  Italia, Orson Welles’ retrospective.[film reviews]  Film Month.
  75. Vincent; Popcorn & Sunflowers.  [film criticism] San Francisco Nose.
  76. Other articles published in AsianWeek (as columnist), The Christian Science Monitor, Common Ground, European Judaism, Ex-po-see (Mark Van Proyen, editor), Interactive Age, MediaFile (Media Alliance; as columnist), MultiCultural Review, Multimedia Producer, NetGuide, Nob Hill Gazette (as columnist), and Whole Earth Review
  77. And some duplicates are preserved & indexed via Internet Archives