Remembering and Honoring Allen Ginsberg
April 09, 2010
Allen Ginsberg passed away thirteen years ago this week on April 5, 1997.Â I remember when he shared a poem in typical Ginsberg style at the opening of the first Greyston housing unit.Â As a long-time Buddhist activist, he supported our work in Greyston.Â Â I remember several years later.Â Â I was working at Greyston and I was away from the office.Â Allen called and left a message, saying that although his doctors had said he had 3 months to live, he felt he was going faster than that.Â He started calling his friends to ask if there was anything he could do for them.Â After returning, about 3 hours after the phone call, he had already slipped into a coma.Â He passed away shortly after.Â He also wrote a letter to President Clinton, letting him know that if he wanted to give him any awards or honors, he better do it soon.
June 19, 2019
The Aim of Meditation, to Listen Everywhere: Palestinian and Israeli Peacebuilders Reflect on the Wisdom of Holocaust writer Etty Hillesum, Captured in Cards.
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