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Publication of volume of Dhamma Poetry

Postby Ben » Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:19 am

Dear friends,

I wish to announce the publication of a volume of Dhamma Poetry by my good friend and co-practitioner, Mike Heald.
"The Moving World" is Mike's third volume of poetry and follows Body Flame (1999) and Focusing Saturn (2004).

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Robert Gray calls The Moving World ‘a remarkable and original book’ while Tim Park calls it ‘hugely ambitious and admirably modest’. In his third collection of poetry Michael Heald turns away from the imaginative world to explore that of meditative contemplation. Departing from traditional poetic composition, Heald draws on the practice of Vipassana which takes bodily sensations (vedana) as the primary object of meditation.


‘This book seems to me a daring and triumphant project. I hope many people will be strongly drawn to it, as I was.’ —Robert Gray

‘The quiet mystery of these poems will be an invitation to Vipassana. Anyone accepting that invitation will surely one day exclaim: so this is what the poet meant!’ — Tim Parks
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http://www.fremantlepress.com.au/books/newreleases/1250

Congratulations Mike on the publication of your third volume of poetry. Its good to see witness the fruition of your efforts, despite the deliterious effect of my company!
With metta

Ben
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Publication of volume of Dhamma Poetry

Postby mheald » Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:57 am

Thanks so much Ben. I do hope that my book will be of interest to people, and I would welcome any discussion.
best wishes,
Mike

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Re: Publication of volume of Dhamma Poetry

Postby Ben » Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:35 am

Hi Mike

No problems Mike.
Do you have a sample poem that you would like to share here so that we can discuss?
kind regards

Ben
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725

Compassionate Hands Foundation (Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • Buddhist Global ReliefUNHCR
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e: ben.dhammawheel@gmail.com

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Re: Publication of volume of Dhamma Poetry

Postby Ben » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:29 pm

Dear members

Please join the discussion of Mike's poem "Presence" from The Moving World in the Personal Experience forum: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=9068&p=140790#p140790

kind regards

Ben
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725

Compassionate Hands Foundation (Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • Buddhist Global ReliefUNHCR
Buddhist Life Stories of Australia
e: ben.dhammawheel@gmail.com


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