The composer Andrea Clearfield has composed some of Kazuaki Tanahashi's peace poems to music. It includes libretto by Doreen Rao based on his book Painting Peace: Art in a Time of Global Crisis. The music will be performed by the Fourth Coast Ensemble, an extraordinary solo singer with quartet with a piano. After the Overture and in between the singing, Tanahashi will be creating paintings while a shakuhachi flutist and a drummer improvise. The concert will take place in Chicago on September 19. We can watch streaming live or anytime on September 20. Tickets are available at: http://www.fourthcoastensemble.com/brush.html. Anyone from any country can watch. This is another offering from Kazuaki Tanahashi whose peace work has been pouring out of him for decades. May his offerings continue long into the future..
Brush Mind - Kaz's web site
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Cuke Interview with Kaz
Meeting with an ordinary monk (Kaz story on Shunryu Suzuki)
Kaz in Wikipedia - good bibliography
4-minute trailer for Painting Peace: The Art and Life of Kazuaki Tanahashi
Kaz and Mayumi Oda also had a project called Plutonium Free Future with an office in Berkeley that was mainly, I think, focused on trying to stop a fast breeder reactor nuclear power plant from opening in Japan and stopping the fuel being sent from France. I donated a little tiny bit of time to their efforts. - dc
2019 - No War in North Korea, Kaz and colleagues new site
by Don Lattin, Special to The Chronicle, an article on Kazuaki Tanahashi. The recent publication of Kaz's Treasury of the True Dharma Eye: Zen Master Dogen's Shobo Genzo is one focus of this interview/article. Latin writes:
At Tanahashi's side was a freshly published, two-volume, 1,171-page translation of Dogen's masterwork, "Treasury of the True Dharma Eye" - the culmination of his 50-year collaboration with Japanese scholars and some of the Zen Center's best and brightest American teachers. Tanahashi has spent his entire adult life putting together this profound and poetic rendering - the complete works of one of Buddhism's most important teachers.
The publication of this great work is also the focus of the SFZC sponsored Zen Translation Forum called "Lost and Found in Translation" over the weekend of Novemeber 6-7.
2-8-12 - Online review by Jesús Ángel García of Kaz Tanahashi's Shobogenzo translation and Dogen Lost and Found in Translation conference (with photos) about the release of the complete collection. Got this link with a request from him for entry to the gate of shunryusuzuki.com so am linking to his article and sending him the username and password as I do to anyone who so requests. - dc
Kaz did the cover art for Zen Is Right Here.
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Kazuaki Tanahashi answers question about character Shunryu Suzuki used after his name in calligraphy for Beginner's Mind posted yesterday.
叟 (pronounced "sō" meaning "Old Man."
Thanks Kaz - DC
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