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His body is a golden string your body’s hanging from: Leonard Cohen and the disgraced guru

an excerpt from Cohen Koan (forthcoming, fall 2013) I believe that you heard your master sing while I lay sick in bed. In the late 90s I opened a magazine and saw a picture of Leonard Cohen sitting beside his teacher Joshu Sasaki Roshi, both of them zen blank-and-stern in brown-black robes, bone-white rings at […]

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Gotta Getta Guru

I saw an ad today on craigslist looking for a “marketing guru.” In fact, if you search jobs on craigslist new orleans, you will find a bunch of ads looking for gurus. If you search the whole internet for gurus, you will find everything from stock brokers to bicycle companies. Guru is a word we […]

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Cult of Personality/Celebrity Yoga Culture

Later today we will commence the not so long-awaited first theme here at YFSP: Cult of Personality/Celebrity Yoga Culture. Tracey will kick things off around 6pm CST with her piece, Gotta Getta Guru™. Until then, enjoy this musical prelude: Guru’s Jazzmatazz, Volume 1.

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