- A conversation with poet and Quaker, Jim Wilson, about the life and work of the seventeenth century French Catholic mystic Madam Guyon. Jim Wilson studied Buddhism in Korea, Japan, and the US. He was an ordained monk in the Chogye Zen Buddhist order for six years. He served as a Buddhist Prison Chaplain in an institution for the criminally insane. He also founded and conducted the Sutra Salon, a group reading and discussing the Buddhist suttas and sutras published in English translation. In addition to the Chogye Zen order, he studied in a number of other Buddhist traditions. He is one of the founders of Many Rivers Books & Tea in Sebastopol. Since becoming a Quaker, he has published a critical edition of A Guide to True Peace, a manual for the practice of Quaker Silent Prayer that draws on the work of Madam Guyon, the subject of our conversation today. Jim is in the process of preparing An Annotated Edition of A Guide to True Peace, to be published in 2016. Jim is also an accomplished poet, and author of many volumes of poetry, including some of his more recent titles, Shorter Tanka Journeys, Shorter Haiku Journeys, and Shorter Cinquain Journeys. Jim has been a frequent guest on The Mystical Positivist show, learnedly discussing a wide range of topics.
Saturday, January 2, 2016
The Mystical Positivist - Radio Show #208 - 02JAN16
The Mystical Positivist is now a weekly radio show on KOWS-LP 107.3 FM, Occidental, CA. Listen live on Saturday evenings from 4:00 - 6:00pm, PST, via the web at KOWS Live Stream.
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