under the broken pine
— zazen in the snow

Poets such as Bashō, Saigyo, Issa, Rengetsu and others lived on income from patrons, donations and students.

A contemporary Zen poet, I live in this same ancient way.

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Listen to parts 1 & 2 of Andō: Silence in the Forest, my latest interview, on the Encountering Silence podcast.

 

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