[Buddha-l] Crazy Wisdom

Richard P. Hayes rhayes at unm.edu
Mon Dec 5 09:39:33 MST 2005

On Sun, 2005-12-04 at 23:16 -0800, Franz Metcalf wrote:

> Thanks, Richard, for the "Refuge of the Roads" lyrics. I didn't know 
> that song.

It's on the album Hejira.

> But you wrote that she "considers him [Trungpa] one of 
> the most important Zen teachers in a life of Zen practice." Are you 
> being intentionally ironic here?

I was paraphrasing the Joni Mitchell web site, which talks of her Zen
practice and refers to Trungpa as an important Zen teacher. Actually,
Trungpa did spend some time in Japan and had an affinity with Zen. Most
Vajradhatu centers I have visited have a distinctively Zen aesthetic to
them, or at least a fascinating combination of Zen spareness and Tibetan

> Glad you and Yusuf Islam are getting over your anti-music periods,

Everything is impermanent, and few things are more impermanent than my
convictions. That's why I usually state them is such strident and
absolute tones. I've even come around to thinking that Bob Dylan was
okay, for a Minnesotan.


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