Go to the Pine
by Izak Bouwer and Angela Sumegi
Poetry, essays, visual arts 2009
$17.50 CAD/$15.00 USD
Go to the Pine features mainly poetry in Japanese styles (tanka, haiku, renga) and a CD of haiga, which are combinations of poetry and the visual arts. The book closes with two essays which provide a theoretical framework that complements the poetry. The text shows a unique Buddhist perspective that represents the special interests of the authors: Rinzai Zen Buddhism for Izak Bouwer, the Tibetan Dzogchen for Angela Sumegi. These two disciplines are very close to each other in that they are both founded on the desire to see directly into the nature of the mind.