A Philip Whalen Mala

BUDDHISM

A Philip Whalen Mala by the terrific Peter Jaeger. A Canadian poet in the heart of London! It is based on this poem, by Zen poet Joanne Kyger.

  And in his hands
a long wooden string of Buddhist Rosary beads, which he keeps
moving. I ask him which mantra he is doing—but he tells me
in Zen, you don’t have to bother with any of that.
You can just play with the beads

(Joanne Kyger “Phillip Whalen’s Hat”)

 

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