In 1969, poet Gary Snyder wrote his “Smokey the Bear Sutra,” imagining Smokey as the Great Sun Buddha giving a discourse, in the style of a Buddhist sutra. Fifty years later, the message of the sutra continues to resonate.
Zen practitioner Gary Snyder traces his lifelong commitment to the environment and calls on all creative people to rise in its defense.
I first saw Philip from the wings backstage, he was directing a rehearsal, making some point with the actors. I was a freshman of seventeen.
Remarks by Gary Snyder on Buddhism, Ecology & the Poetics of Homelessness.