Allen Ginsberg

Magazine Arts & Culture

On Cremation of Chogyam Trungpa, Vidyadhara*

I noticed the grass, I noticed the hills, I noticed the highways, I noticed the dirt road, I noticed car rows in the parking lot I noticed ticket takers, I noticed the cash and checks & credit cards, I noticed buses, noticed mourners, I noticed their children in red dresses, I noticed the entrance sign, […]

By Allen Ginsberg
black and white photograph of jack kerouac

Magazine Arts & Culture

Negative Capability: Kerouac’s Buddhist Ethic

Jack Kerouac’s interest in Buddhism began after he spent some time with Neal Cassady, who had taken on an interest in the local California variety of New Age spiritualism, particularly the work of Edgar Cayce. Kerouac mocked Cassady as a sort of homemade American “Billy Sunday with a suit” for praising Cayce, who went into […]

By Allen Ginsberg
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