New Release: Moonlight Leaning Against an Old Rail Fence

Posted by – July 09, 2015
Categories: Literature & the Arts New Release Spirituality & Religion



Moonlight Leaning Against an Old Rail Fence is a collection of Dharma poetry that explores the many avenues of Buddhist philosophy in accessible yet eloquent language.

Author and poet Paul Weiss has included commentary with each of his poems, allowing readers to further explore its meaning. His prose matches his verse in both profundity and lyrical beauty, offering sections of text that could be compiled into a book of philosophy in their own right.

Weiss touches on many domains of human experience and human development—cultural, historical, psychological, mystical. The rich subject matter and clarifying commentary sections makes this text an ideal topic for spiritual gatherings and reading groups.Moonlight Leaning Against an Old Rail Fence uses poetry and prose to help readers try to better understand the human experience through the lens of Dharma Buddhism.

You can read an excerpt here!



Born in New York City in 1947, Paul Weiss began serious Zen practice at the age of 18. He began his study of Tai Chi Chuan with Master Cheng Man-ch’ing in New York in 1967. Weiss was drawn to the coast of Maine in 1969 to study with Walter Nowick, one of the first American Zen Masters. His study continued through four trips to India and, much later, eight trips to China, where he was certified to teach by three schools of Qigong. In 1981, bringing together his accumulated training in counseling psychology, naturopathic health care, body work therapies, meditation, and Qigong, Weiss founded the Whole Health Center in Bar Harbor, Maine with his wife Alexandra, where they have since raised six children.

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