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Robert Aitken Roshi: Contemplative

By: John McQuade 06/18/2022 (Part One) Robert Aitken Roshi was one of the major figures to establish Zen Buddhism in the “West.” Among...

Haiku Moon

In some contemplative schools of haiku, it is a tradition to write a haiku on the occasion of the Full Moon. I am not sure why this is...

Haiku and Contemplative Haiku

By: John McQuade Haiku is a popular, internationally wide spread and flexible poetic form and expression. As the title of Natalie...

War & Haiku

By: John McQuade Brutal War World - still each day the sun rises season to season Is that enough? In the face worldwide situations of...

Teaching from the haiku Master Basho

By: John McQuade Feb 17, 2020 “Go to the pine tree if you want to learn from the pine tree or to the bamboo if you want to learn from the...