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Heart Sutra

By Michael Rothenberg

In 1999, Michael Rothenberg became the caretaker for his teacher and mentor, Philip Whalen. The following poem is taken from his recent book, written as a eulogy to the late poet.

Dharma transmission:
“another maniac unleashed, alas!”
Buddhism in America
“The upper middle way”

    Old Hippie

        say someone gives you roses
and you’re allergic to roses
can you still be romantic about roses?

Generosity, Humanity, Heart What is the Heart Sutra?

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