If you use your difficulties to create art, says Ruth Ozeki, it will give them meaning.
This week, novelist and Shambhala Sun contributor Ruth Ozeki was awarded a Canada Japan Literary Award for her novel “A Tale for the Time Being.”
Andrew Sullivan, prolific blogger and former editor the The New Republic, gave a shout-out to award-winning novelist, filmmaker, Zen priest (and, Shambhala Sun contributor) Ruth Ozeki on Sunday. Sullivan noted how Ozeki weaves Buddhism into her writing in natural, subtle ways, and also her “shifty” concept of self. The interview, from the LA Review of Books, […]
How do we remember a woman’s life? Can we piece her together from a few lines of poetry?
Inspired writers are the ones who walk sideways to what most would consider the “real” world. At their best they can portray the confusion that life is and make it feel more real than reality.
When bestselling author Ruth Ozeki becomes a Zen priest, she finds out Zen and novel writing do not easily go hand in hand.
Ruth Ozeki reviews “Writing as Enlightenment: Buddhist American Literature Into the Twenty-First Century”.
Award-winning Japanese-Canadian writer and Buddhist priest Ruth Ozeki was given “the last word” on the CBC talk show The Current on Monday.
At times … I wish / I could meet in a duel / the man who killed my father
Ruth L. Ozeki’s touching memoir is also a profound meditation on love, stories, and the difference between losing and letting go.