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The Urban Dharma Newsletter - January, 2017
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In This Issue: Happy New Year – 2017
 
1. The Beat Generation… YouTube Video… 128:22
2. A 2017 Buddhist Wall Calendar (Free Download)
3. 'The Diamond Sutra' - Translator Paul Harrison (Free Download)
4. "The Best Way Out" - Kusala Bhikshu  (YouTube Video) 27:55
5. 'National Treasure: Gary Snyder' - BY SEAN ELDER
 
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Hi,
 
Happy New Year… It’s the year of the ‘Fire Rooster’ … In a Rooster Year, all of the animals can reap great rewards by tapping into Rooster traits. Loyalty, commitment, hard work, family values, and  top-notch appearances are just some of the characteristics that will be rewarded this year.
Peace… Kusala
 
 
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Quote – "What teachers do is practice. What students do is practice with teachers." ~ Koun Franz
 
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1. The Beat Generation… YouTube Video… 128:22
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBCd-VrRXr8
 
"Traces the Beats from Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac's meeting in 1944 at Columbia University to the deaths of Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs in 1997. Three actors provide dramatic interpretations of the work of these three writers, and the film chronicles their friendships, their arrival into American consciousness, their travels, frequent parodies, Kerouac's death, and Ginsberg's politicization. Their movement connects with bebop, John Cage's music, abstract expressionism, and living theater. In recent interviews, Ginsberg, Burroughs, Kesey, Ferlinghetti, Mailer, Jerry Garcia, Tom Hayden, Gary Snyder, Ed Sanders, and others measure the Beats' meaning and impact.”
 
 
2. A 2017 Buddhist Wall Calendar (Free Download)

http://urbandharma.org/pdf6/2017-wallFS.pdf
 
Forest Sangha Publications is dedicated to the free distribution of teachings in the Theravada Buddhist tradition of Venerable Ajahn Chah. (A Printable PDF - 8 MB)
 

3. 'The Diamond Sutra' - Translator Paul Harrison (Free Download)
 
https://hyanniszendo.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/diamondsutra_lettersize1.pdf
 
About the translator: Professor Paul Harrison specializes in Buddhist literature and history, especially that of the Mahayana, and the study of Buddhist manuscripts in Sanskrit, Chinese, and Tibetan. His research interests also include the history of the Tibetan canon, as well as revelation and authority in the Buddhist tradition. He is chair of the Religious Studies department as well as Co-Director of the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford. // Village Zendo 588 Broadway Suite 1108 New York, NY 10012 villagezendo.org
 

4. "The Best Way Out" - Kusala Bhikshu  (YouTube Video) 27:55
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdUI3pMguzg
 
Rev. Kusala’s Talk on 11.20.16 at the "Center for Spiritual Living - Ventura" on the 'Best Way Out of Suffering'.
 

5. 'National Treasure: Gary Snyder' - BY SEAN ELDER

http://www.lionsroar.com/national-treasure-gary-snyder/

From the Article – “I learned somewhere that Buddhists and Hindus included all the different creatures in their moral concern, and I said, “Well, that’s for me!”
 

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