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We All Need Some Zen - #1219 May 20
With the chaos in our land, our gift to you is two hours of calming laughter, discussion and music inspired by Zen Buddhism
- Annie Somerville, Greens Executive Chef, author of the new "Everyday Greens: Home Cooking from Greens, the Celebrated Vegetarian Restaurant" and "Fields of Greens".
- Scoop Nisker, a voice of counterculture radio in the Bay Area for 35 years, originally as a KSAN DJ, he is a Buddhist teacher and writer whose latest book is the generational retrospective "The Big Bang, the Buddha, and the Baby Boom".
- Noah Levine, author of "Dharma Punx", in which he chronicles his own transformation from self-destructive punk rock rebel to Buddhist student, and the reasons he believes these two seemingly opposed worlds can coexist.
- Fenton Johnson, author of "Keeping Faith: A Skeptics Journey" who was raised with Christian Trappist monks in the American South, abandoned organized religion, then began to reexamine faith through the Zen Center.
- Norman Fischer, author of "Taking Our Places", is a Zen priest, teacher, poet, former abbot of San Francisco Zen Center, and founder of The Everyday Zen Foundation, an organization created to broaden the reach of engaged Buddhist practice.
- David Chadwick, author of "Crooked Cucumber".
- Wendy Johnson, organic gardener, fervent defender of the earth, and former head of the Zen Center's Green Gulch Farm.
- Artist Mayumi Oda.
- Cyril Pahinui whose spirit of aloha, musical intelligence, great ear, and killer chops make him one of Hawaii's most respected and beloved slack-key guitarists, and Patrick Landeza, one of the stars of a new generation of slack-key songwriters..
- Music from piano player Mike Greensill.
Mothers on Mothers - #1218 (May 13)
Today - Sedge feature conversations about mothers and motherhood (and fathers, as necessary to this...) with
MAYA ANGELOU, with her son GUY JOHNSON on motherhood, poetry, and becoming herself through red beans and rice,
TILLIE OLSEN, on political demonstrations and writing and being a mother, and being in the SAT test.
ANNE LAMOTT, with observations on her self as mother,
RUTH REICHL, about NOT becoming her mother and,
MARILYN YALOM on the history of the breast.
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