Walking with Hanshan: The Poetry of Cold Mountain
I would like to invite you to join me for an online series beginning in just a few weeks in early September. We will be engaging the poetry of the Hermit Hanshan, or Cold Mountain, using the wonderful new translation of Hanshan’s poetry offered to us by Kaz Tanahashi and Peter Levitt. Their new volume, The Complete Cold Mountain: Poems of the Legendary Hermit Hanshan (Shambhala. 2018) will be a guide for our time together.
Here is the link for complete information and registration for the class meetings. We will have 4 class meetings, roughly once a month from early September through late November. I will host the class online via Zoom and we will meet on Tuesday evenings Austin time (7:00 - 8:30 PM). The dates for our meetings are September 3, September 24, October 29, and November 26. The classes will be audio recorded and will be available later in case you miss a class or want to refer back to any discussions.
Hopefully we will have students join us from all Appamada-related sanghas in West Texas, Madison, Minneapolis, the UK, and other locations. Unfortunately the class will begin early in the UK and Europe (6:00 AM on Wednesday mornings in the UK and 7:00 AM in Europe). I would not necessarily expect students there to be with us online and I apologize for the early start. If you would like to join us you will be able to access the recordings and enter into any online discussions or forums we might establish. Having small groups gather the share the experience of each meeting might be enjoyable.
Please access the link for more detailed information and registration. Please note that classes such as this are ways in which we are able to offer the dharma, encourage spiritual friendship within the larger sangha, and also raise funds necessary for the continuation of Appamada. We depend on these offerings to support the operations of our community and we deeply appreciate your generosity through your registration.
With a warm bow,
Scanning the green slopes below,
I discuss the profound principle with the white cloud.
Though the feeling of the wild is in mountains and waters, truly,
I long for a companion of the way.