Gary Gach is an adjunct faculty member at the University of San Francisco. He is author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Buddhism as well as Pause, Breathe, Smile – Awakening Mindfulness When Meditation is Not Enough. He is cotranslator of three Korean books of poetry by Ko Un. He is editor of What Book!? Buddha Poems From Beat to Hiphop. He recently served as cotranslator for Hafiz’s Little Book of Life.
Here he describes the life and work of Hafiz who was of great inspiration to Goethe, Emerson, and Nietzsche.
09:26 Poetry & mysticism
21:24 The Beat poets
28:02 Mysticism: East & West
46:07 Poetry reading
Edited subtitles for this video are available in Russian, Portuguese, Italian, German, French, Swedish, and Spanish.
(Recorded on October 17, 2023)
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Published on November 20, 2023