Gary Gach

Gary Gach

Gary Gach teaches Zen Buddhism at University of San Francisco and has been hosting Zen Mindfulness Fellowship weekly in San Francisco for a dozen years. He’s author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Buddhism and editor of What Book!? – Buddha Poems from Beat to Hiphop (American Book Award). His work has appeared in The Atlantic, BuddhaDharma, Coyote’s Journal, Harvard Divinity Bulletin, Hambone, In These Times, Lilipoh, Mānoa, The Nation, The New Yorker, Words without Borders, Yoga Journal, and Zyzzyva. Please visit his author page, GaryGach.com

Hafiz | Illuminating the Eternal Spirit of Love

Journal Article

“Hafiz is considered the zenith, the acme, the pinnacle, the apex of classical Persian literature of all time. In his lifetime, his lyrics captivated the soul of his people. His latest ones would be copied by hand and distributed for minstrels to sing and for people to read after performances. While written words were slower to travel, song was immediate.”