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A Poet’s Progress: Sera Monastery and Jokhang Temple, Lhasa, Tibet

Potala Palace from Pilgrim’s End, atop Jokhang Temple A Tibetan Creation Myth On a bus into the mountains above Lhasa to visit the Buddhist Sera Monastery, I asked Tendzin if he was taught any creation myths as a child. Tendzin said when he was a boy living on a farm in the mountains—37 years ago—he … Continue reading

A Poet’s Progress: How I Work with My Notes, Creation Myths, and the Story of the Lovers, Niulang and Zhinu

Black Swan, Panda Refuge, Chengdu, China Prelude: Third Evening in Hong Kong On my second-to-last night in Hong Kong, I was having dinner with a couple from our group and they said they’d seen me writing a lot on this trip and wondered what I was writing. So I paged through my notebook to refresh … Continue reading

Cinemashrink: Tree of Life, 2011

Tree of Life, 2011 Written and directed by Terrence Malick Starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain In Tree of Life, the story of a post-WWII fifties family is interspersed with cataclysmic images of our planet being created, sun, moon and earth rolling through eras of stark change and life evolving through the dinosaur … Continue reading