During my visit to Ramesh in Mumbai, in early 1999, I witnessed the following conversation with Leonard Cohen, and bought the tape.
After I got home, I made this transcript:
Ramesh – You live in a Zen monastery, I am told?
Leonard – That’s correct, yes.
For how long, three or four years?
I’ve been associated with this institution for about thirty years – and about four and a half years ago, I was ordained as a monk.
I see. I see. Would you say it is a pretty stiff discipline?
It’s – very rigorous.
But you like it?
Not particularly, no.
Well that is honest. So what I would like to ask is this: the understanding before you came here, and what I talk about – how does it compare?
It was the resonance between the two models, yours and my teachers’, that led me…
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