Monday, August 15, 2016

Buddhism and the poet Rilke (audio)

Joanna Macy, Krista Tippett (onbeing, 8-14-16); Amber Larson, CC Liu, Wisdom Quarterly

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Buddhist scholar, philosopher of ecology, Joanna Macy’s path wound from the CIA to Tibetan Buddhism [not unlike the current Dalai Lama], to translating the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke. On Being takes that exquisite poetry as a lens on Macy's wisdom on the great dramas of our time: ecological, political, personal [even sexual]. Now in her 80s, Macy says we are at a pivotal moment in history -- with possibilities of unraveling, or of creating, a life-sustaining human society. More + AUDIO

GUEST: Joanna Macy is a scholar of Buddhism, translator of Rilke, and philosopher of ecology. Her translations include Rilke's Book of Hours: Love Poems to God, A Year with Rilke, and the recently re-released In Praise of Mortality. She is the co-author of Coming Back to Life: The Updated Guide to the Work That Reconnects.

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