ANGRY, TATTOOED MONK

zen, photography, & the musings of an angry, tattooed monk

photograph. 9 june 2022

corn chamomile flowers. a bee has landed on one bloom

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may reads. 4 june 2022

Queen of the Cicadas by V. Castro

The Witch's Trinity by Erika Mailman

Scots: the Mither Tongue by Billy Kay

How It Is by Samuel Beckett

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photograph. 29 may 2022

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april reads. 4 may 2022

Strong in the Rain by Kenji Miyazawa

Sheep Look Up by John Brunner

Kabuki Volume 1 by David Mack

Municipal Dreams: The Rise and Fall of Council Housing by John Boughton

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february & march reads. 2 april 2022

Descended from a Travel-worn Satchel by Chris La Tray

One-Sentence Journal: Short Poems and Essays from the World at Large by Chris La Tray

Disappearing Glasgow by Chris Leslie

Crota by Owl Goingback (reread)

Close to the Edge by Sujatha Fernandes

Recollections of My Non-Existence by Rebecca Solnit

The Same Sea in Us All by Jaan Kaplinski (reread)

Jessica Jones Alias Volumes 1-4 by Brian Michael Bendis

Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future by Kate Brown

#ChrisLaTray #ChrisLeslie #OwlGoingback #SujathaFernandes #RebeccaSolnit #BrianMichaelBendis #JaanKaplinski #KateBrown

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january reads. 1 february 2022

A Ghost in the Throat by Doireann Ní Ghríofa

Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling

Dumb Luck by Sam Hamill

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video: tree branch, waves, & bird sounds. 20 january 2022

tree branch, waves, & bird sounds video by daishin on PeerTube –- an ethical, decentralized platform with no ads or tracking.

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online meditation meeting. 9 january 2022

slice of wood showing tree rings with dried flowers and piece of dried grass with a seed head sitting atop it

i enjoy online zazen periods where we all sit together in silence. no dharma talk, just the sounds of the inkin (a type of hand-held striking bell) along with the background sounds from our various locales. the coming together to do our individual work is the coming together as a community.

in late august, i started an online meditation period on monday mornings, but have changed the time to 6 p.m. scottish time, to better accommodate people's schedules. the zazen period lasts twenty-five minutes. it begins with three strikes of the inkin bell and ends with one.

the video conferencing application used is Jitsi Meet, an open source and ethical application (no tracking or mining of user's data) that works across multiple platforms. also, no account creation is needed to use the service, just the app or a web link.

here is the meeting link. as this is an inclusive and active meditation period, please enable the camera.

if you have questions, send me an email.

gassho,

daishin

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photograph. 30 december 2021

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photograph. 8 december 2021

glasgow lane on a grey day

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