We review “Matters of Vital Interest: A Forty-Year Friendship with Leonard Cohen” by Eric Lerner.
The new video for the late Leonard Cohen’s “Leaving the Table” begins with what one might read as a meditating Cohen.
“God is a fire,” said Nikos Kazantzakis. “He burns and we burn with Him.” Art, passion, and Zen are fires too—burning the self, leaving behind only ashes and essence.
It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away.
In his 2015 commencement address at the University of Southern California, author Pico Iyer recalls his singular meeting with Leonard Cohen
Some choice pieces of wry wisdom from years of Cohen’s sessions with his intimates and the press. Herewith, a few enduring Cohenisms.
Logan Beaudry muses about love, illusions, and Leonard Cohen during a sesshin with Sasaki Roshi—and ponders why Oliver Stone was there too.
Leonard Cohen is succeeding. In 2007, Sarah Hampson had a rare opportunity to spend an afternoon with the famed singer and poet.
Pico Iyer considers Leonard Cohen—the ladies’ man, the balladeer, the Zen poet, and the essence of cool with a new love giving voice to his songs of parting and old age.
Over a long and brilliant career, the poet and singer has lived many lives already, from essence of hip to celebrated lover to serious Zen man.