Poetic Wisdom

“Pangur Bán” is a wonderful Old Irish poem, written in the 9th century at or around Reichenau Abbey. Composed by an Irish monk, the poem explores the wisdom and inspiration that can be drawn from observing cats. As anyone who has ever lived with a cat can confirm, they are among the wisest of creatures. Below is … More Poetic Wisdom

A Journey Through the Seasons of Life

Korean director Kim Ki-duk’s Buddhism-inspired extended 2003 meditation  – Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter…and Spring – takes place on an isolated lake nestled among scenic mountains on which floats a small, one-room hermitage housing two monks, one old and one young. The narrative unfolds over the course of several years, and is divided into five sections … More A Journey Through the Seasons of Life