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SPIRITUALITY AND PEACE VI. SPIRITUALITY AND PEACE

 

 

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D.439 "Parashat Vayechi" (Commentary on Genesis 47:28-50:26), a discussion of open closure at the end of Bereishit (Genesis) and the Tanach (Jewish bible), January 7, 2012, http://netivotshalom.org/5772-vayechi-Scott.

V.42 Talk on Czeslaw Milosz, March 30, 2011, University of California, Berkeley, http://webcast.berkeley.edu/events.php. Search for Milosz. I am the third speaker.

D.418 "Reconciling Outer and Inner Enlightenment," Tikkun Magazine, Winter 2011, http://www.tikkun.org/article.php/winter2011scott.

D.417 "Parashat Bo, 5771" [Drasha or Sermon to Synagogue Netivot Shalom, Berkeley, on Exodus 10:1-13:16], January 8, 2011, http://netivotshalom.org/5771-bo-Scott.

A.57 "Peter Dale Scott on Thomas Merton: "The Many-Gated City". 25-minute abridgment of Talk given to Canadian Thomas Merton Society,Vancouver, March 7, 2009, http://www.tucradio.org/new.html#Thomas_Merton.

EARLIER

M.1 "The Social and Political Ideas of T.S. Eliot." Dissertation. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science, McGill University, 1955.

D.34 "Alcuin as a Poet: Rhetoric and Belief in His Latin Verse," University of Toronto Quarterly, XXXIII, 3 (April 1964), 1-26.

D.41 "Alcuin's Versus de Cuculo: the Vision of Pastoral Friendship," Studies in Philology, LXII, 4 (July 1965), 510-30.

M.2 Dark-Age Pastoral. A manuscript book on the medieval Latin poetry of Bede, Aldhelm, and Alcuin.

C.15 Czeslaw Milosz, Selected Poems (Introduction by Kenneth Rexroth), translated by several hands. New York: Seabury Press, 1973. Contains translations at pp. 20, 68, and 74; also translations in collaboration with Czeslaw Milosz at pp. 32, 81-88, 91, 114.

C.23 "Rhetorical and Symbolic Ambiguity: Symphosius and Aldhelm," in Margot H. King and Wesley M. Stevens (eds.) Saints, Scholars and Heroes: Studies in Medieval Culture in Honor of Charles W. Jones, Two volumes. Collegeville, Minn.: Saint John's Abbey and University Press, 1979. I, 117-44.

D.93 "Introduction: Peacebook and the Proposed New Peace Studies Major," Peacebook: A Resource Guide to Peace and Conflict Studies, 1982-1983, p. 5.

D.94a "Peace, Power, and Revolution: Marxism and Peace Studies," Alternatives: A Journal of World Policy (Delhi and New York), IX.1 (March 1983), pp. 131-44.

D.94b "Peace, Power, and Revolution: Peace Studies, Marxism, and the Academy," Alternatives: A Journal of World Policy (Delhi and New York), IX.3 (Winter 1983-84), pp. 351-72.

D.95 (Poem) "Mischievousness," Berkeley Poetry Review, 15 (Spring 1983), pp. 46-47.

C.33 Implementing Peace Education: The Proceedings of a conference held at the University of Alberta July 7-13, 1985, ed. Wytze Brouwer and Terrance Carson (Edmonton: International Institute for Peace Education, University of Alberta, n.d.). Contains "Peace Education as Human Action, pp. 43-82.

C.34 Terry Carson and Hendrick Gideonese (eds.), The Task of Peace Education (Cincinnati: World Council of Curriculum Instruction, 1986). Contains "Towards a Transpolitics: the Role of the Peace Educator."

C.35 Henry (Hank) Nuwer and Robert G. Waite. Rendezvous at the Ezra Pound Centennial Conference. Pocatello, ID: Idaho State University Press, 1987. Contains "Man of Anger, Man of Peace: The Poetic Politics of Ezra Pound," pp. 34-57. Identical with D.120.

C.36 Czeslaw Milosz. The Collected Poems, 1931-1987. New York: The Ecco Press, 1988. Contains "Ocean" (p. 97, translated by Peter Dale Scott); and "And the City Stood in Its Brightness" (p. 171), "Dithyramb" (p. 179), "Greek Portrait" (p. 131), "Magpiety" (p. 120), and "Throughout Our Lands" (pp. 148-55), translated by Czeslaw Milosz and Peter Dale Scott.

D.104 "Energy Near to Benevolence: Anger and Poetic Politics in Rock-Drill," San Jose Studies XII, 3 (Fall 1986), 68-82.

D.123 "Man of Anger: Man of Peace: The Poetic Politics of Ezra Pound," Rendezvous XXII, 1 (Fall 1986), pp. 34-58.

D.171 "Matthew: Gospel of Christ's Authority." Compass: A Jesuit Journal (Toronto). 10.6 (January-February 1993). 13-14.

C.43 "The Social Critic and His Discontents." In A. David Moody (ed.). The Cambridge Companion to T.S. Eliot. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1994, 60-76.

D.210 "A Mind Reader's Briefing: Reviews by Ronna Kabatznick and Peter Dale Scott." Contains a review of Chuang Tzu: The Inner Chapters, translated by David Hinton. Inquiring Mind, 14, 1, Fall 1997, 31.

D.218 (Poem) "First Retreat: Fire Tending in the Land of Medicine Buddha." Inquiring Mind, 14, 2, Spring 1998, 25. Excerpted. Cf. A.18, D.206.

D.219 "A Mind Reader's Briefing: Reviews by Ronna Kabatznick, Peter Dale Scott, and Shoshana Alexander." Contains reviews of Entering the Realm of Reality: Towards Dhammic Societies, edited by Jonathan Watts, Alan Senauke, and Santikaro Bhikku; Great Disciples of the Buddha: Their Lives, Their Works, Their Legacy, by Nyanaponika Thera and Hellmuth Hecker; and All Saints: Daily Reflections on Saints, Prophets, and Witnesses for Our Time, by Robert Ellsberg. The Inquiring Mind, 14, 2, Spring 1998, 31.

D.227 "A Mind Reader's Briefing: Reviews by Ronna Kabatznick, Peter Dale Scott, and Alan Senauke." Contains reviews of Loyalty Demands Dissent: Autobiography of an Engaged Buddhist, by Sulak Sivaraksa; and The Zen Poetry of Dogen: Verses from the Mountain of Eternal Peace, by Steven Heine. The Inquiring Mind, 15, 1, Fall 1998, 31.

D.234 "A Mind Reader's Briefing: Reviews by Ronna Kabatznick, Peter Dale Scott & Wes Nisker." Contains a review of The Clouds Should Know Me by Now: Buddhist Poet Monks of China, edited by Red Pine and Mike O'Connor. Inquiring Mind, 15, 2, Spring 1999, 31.

D.246 "A Mind Reader's Briefing: Reviews by Dennis Crean, Ronna Kabatznick, Wes Nisker, Alan Novidor, Peter Dale Scott & Judith Stronach." Contains a review of Warm Smiles from Cold Mountains: Dharma Talks on Zen Meditation, by Reb Anderson. Inquiring Mind, 16, 1, Fall 1999, 31.

D.247 "Wahid Can Usher in Peace, Progress." Op-Ed page, Los Angeles Times, October 22, 1999, B9.

D.248 "from Minding the Darkness: V.i." Partisan Review, 76, 4 (1999), [601-05]. Cf. A.18.

D.249 "Minding the Darkness: IV.x." Harvard Review, 17 (Fall 1999), 105-09. With a bibliography. Cf. A.18.

D.250 [A review of Dark Alliance, by Gary Webb.] "The CIA and Drugs: Reporter Tries to Set the Record Straight." Prevailing Winds," 6 [Fall 1999], 12-13. A reprint of D.224a.

D.251 "from Minding the Darkness" [IV.vi-IV.ix]. Conjunctions, 33 [Fall 1999], 125-147. Cf. A.18.

D.253 "Minding the Darkness V.ii." Tikkun, 15, 1 (January-February 2000), 40-41. Cf. A.18.

D.254 "Minding the Darkness III.ix." Notre Dame Review, 9 (Winter 2000), 81-86. Cf. A.18.

D.255 [A review by Ronna Kabatznick and Peter Dale Scott of] The Pilgrim Kamanita: A Legendary Romance, by Karl Gjellerup, edited by Amaro Bhikku. Inquiring Mind, 16, 2, Spring 2000, 30-31.

D.256 "A Mind Reader's Briefing: Reviews by Ronna Kabatznick, Wes Nisker and Peter Dale Scott." Contains reviews by PDS of Bones of the Master: A Buddhist Monk's Search for the Lost Heart of China, by George Crane; and Success, by Norman Fischer. Inquiring Mind, 16, 2, Spring 2000, 35.

D.257 "from Minding the Darkness (IV.xi)." Manoa, 12:1 "Silenced Voices: New Writing from Indonesia," [Summer 2000], 224-29. Cf. A.18.

D.259 "from Minding the Darkness: IV.ii, IV.iii, IV.iv." Epoch, 49:1, 2000 Series [Fall 2000], 41-59. Cf. A.18.

D.260 "from Minding the Darkness: A Poem for the Year 2000" (III.iii). Tri-Quarterly 107/108 (Winter,Spring/Summer 2000). Pp. 441-46. Cf. A.18.

D.261 "Retreat Poems." Inquiring Mind, 17, 1, Fall 2000, 26-27. Contains sections from Second and Third Retreats, all of "Fourth Retreat" ("Walking at Spirit Rock") from Minding the Darkness: A Poem for the Year 2000; plus section v ("Our teacher gives us...") from an unpublished Retreat Poem. Cf. A.18.

A.18 Minding the Darkness: A Poem for the Year 2000. New York: New Directions, October 2000.

Picked as one of "The 10 Best Books of 2000" by John Wilson, ChristianityToday.com, 1/3/01: "...Minding the Darkness is above all a work of spiritual autobiography."

Roger Mitchell, Chicago Review, Fall 1998, 36-40: "What Minding the Darkness does is to ground the need `to change the world' in a number of great, not to say canonical, masterworks of literature....It is finally...`precisely poetry' that will assist at the rebirth of human culture....This self-examination coincides with a greater spiritual grounding of the speaker, and that shift has made a return, in the unpublished volume, to the partially repressed world of politics a necessity. Where, I might add, if he speaks from greater height or distance, he also speaks with greater hope."

Alan Williamson, Chicago Review, [Fall] 1998, 17-18: "Scott is one of the few American Buddhist poets more interested in rendering the actual experience of meditation than in repeating Buddhist truisms. Ultimately, I think, his poem aims at nothing less than the reconciliation of the humbling darkness of religious experience with the stubborn pragmatist....I sometimes share Scott's fear that these late sections, like the prototype epics of old age -- the Paradiso, Paradise Regained, Pound's Thrones, Book V of Paterson -- will dissipate in intellectualizations. But they also share in those works' spiritual grandeur, and, like them, have the courage to pursue the biggest topic of all: What is virtue? What is right action?"

Paul Scott Stanfield, Prairie Schooner, Winter 2004, 195-97: "Scott is surely right to insist that "there are times when the most novel/ act of creativity/ is to aim at the simple truth," and he seems all the more credible in that he undestands his own limitations: "truth emerges/ from letting go/ of the need for poetic Truth." Scott can not only excoriate the "decision/ to support the opium-growing/ Afghan rebels" and the "Texas oilmen/ who from the early '80s/ were lusting after Central Asian oil" but also remind us and himself that "it would be wrong to/ derive some Manichean moral/ there was no one evil strain." His Buddhist training and practice leaven the whole poem, even at its angriest.”

D.267 "A Mind Reader's Briefing: Reviews by Ronna Kabatznick, Wes Nisker and Peter Dale Scott." Contains reviews by PDS of The Collected Songs of Cold Mountain, translated by Red Pine; and The Tao of Peace, by Wang Chen. Inquiring Mind, 17, 2, Spring 2001, 37.

D.274 [A review of] Religious Feminism and the Future of the Planet: A Buddhist-Christian Conversation, by Rita M. Gross and Rosemary Radford Ruether. Inquiring Mind, 18, 1, Fall 2001, 32-33.

D.275 "A Mind Reader's Briefing." Contains reviews by PDS of Itivuttaka: This Was Said by the Buddha, translated by Thanissaro Bhikku, and The Art of War: A New Translation, by the Denma Translation Group. Inquiring Mind, 18, 1, Fall 2001, 34, 35.

D.288 "A Mind Reader's Briefing." Contains review by PDS of Shoes Outside the Door: Desire, Devotion, and Excess at San Francisco Zen Center, by Michael Downing. Inquiring Mind, 18, 2, Spring 2002, 35.

D.291 "A Mindreader's Briefing." Contains review by PDS of Opening to You: Zen-Inspired Translations of the Psalms, by Norman Fischer. Inquiring Mind, 19, 1, Fall 2002, 34.

D.297 "A Mind Reader's Briefing." Contains reviews by PDS of The Great Awakening: A Buddhist Social Theory, by David R. Loy; and The New Social Face of Buddhism: A Call to Action, by Ken Jones. Inquiring Mind, 20, 1, Fall 2003, 35.

D.298 "That Gentle and Almost Timid Grace" (obituary notice for James Laughlin), Paideuma, 31, 1-3, Spring, Fall, and Winter 2002, 87-88.

C.61. Literary Responses to Mass Violence (Waltham, MA: Brandeis University, 2004). Contains "The Sleep of Reason: Denial, Memory-Work, and the Reconstruction of Social Order" (35-43), and "Dying In" (45).

D.306 "Czeslaw Milosz: 1911-2004". California Monthly, December 2004, 48-49.

D.307 [A review of] Re-Enchantment: Tibetan Buddhism Comes to the West, by Jeffery Paine (New York: W.W. Norton, 2004). Inquiring Mind, 21, 1, Fall 2004, 37.

C.67. Only the Sea Keeps: Poetry of the Tsunami, ed. Judith R. Robinson, Joan E. Bauer & Sankar Roy. New Delhi: Rupa & Co., 2005. Contains "The Riddle," 130-31.

D.309 [A Review by Alan Williamson and Peter Dale Scott of] Everything Yearned For:Manhae's Poems of Love and Longing, translated and introduced by Francisca Cho; The Wisdom Anthology of North American Buddhist Poetry, edited by Andrew Schelling; Buddhist Art: An Illustrated Introduction, by Charles F. Chicarelli; Buddha Mind in Contemporary Art, edited by Jacquelynn Baas and Mary Jane Jacob. Inquiring Mind, 22.1 (Fall 2005), 32-34.

D.310 “Sonnets from Phayao Hospital.” Chain 12 (Facts), Summer 2005, 171-74. Includes “View from Phayao Ram,” “For Carol Shields,” “For Raquel Scherr,” “Jacques de Coutre (1595),” “For Sharon Dahl,” “The Tao That Can Be Expressed."

D.320 "A Poem: The Power of Prayer." Brick 77 (Summer 2006), 64-67.

D.332 [A Review of] Mindful Politics: A Buddhist Guide to Making the World a Better Place, edited by Melvin McLeod. Inquiring Mind, 23.1 (Fall 2006), 37.

D.336 "Czeslaw Milosz and Solidarity; or, Poetry and the Liberation of a People," Brick 78 (Winter 2006).

D.340 [A Review of] Tomorrow's Moon [poems] by Ajahn Sucitto et al. Inquiring Mind, 23.2 (Spring 2007), 37.

D.348 {A review of] Back on the Fire: Essays by Gary Snyder. Inquiring Mind, 24, 1 (Fall 2007), 31.

D.372 "Ueber Hegel, Geheimdienste und Drogenhandel: Ein Gespraech mit Peter Dale Scott," Teil I. In German.