Author Archives: Jason Crane

Brad Warner on Zen Buddhism as a communal practice

I finished Brad Warner’s Don’t Be A Jerk today for the second time, in preparation for reading his follow-up, It Came From Beyond Zen! Don’t Be A Jerk is described as a “radical but reverent paraphrasing of Dogen’s Treasury of … Continue reading

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POEM: the bodhisattva of Prospect Ave (all praise to Jah)

the bodhisattva of Hamilton Ave (all praise to Jah)* briskly walking (trying to get back in some sort of shape) I spotted the bodhisattva beneath a bush the moss covering him like a robe the leaves surrounding him like an … Continue reading

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Anarchist? Anarcho-curious? Check out these podcasts

I’m an anarchist living in a conservative area. I work as a union organizer for a mainstream union and travel constantly. To maintain a sense of community, especially given how few anarchists I personally run into, one of the places … Continue reading

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POEM: types of showers

types of showers type #45: after you work up a sweat at the gym type #7: on a cold winter morning when the fire has died down type #86: with your lover, in which you wash each other type #86b: … Continue reading

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POEM: particle & wave

particle & wave peel back the flesh over the sternum, then slowly separate the ribs there in the center is the light, both particle & wave the light will spill into the room, but that’s to be expected reach your … Continue reading

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POEM: “we have the permission of the hunger of the people”

“we have the permission of the hunger of the people” we began to prepare food in this neglected building the work of our hands in service of the people we love the wind had left us little, carried away so … Continue reading

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