About the Book
This strange book is an expression of The Zen Peacemakers' "Order of Disorder." The Order took shape in the early oughts as Roshi Bernie Glassman, aka The Great Boobysattva, looked for ways “to make sure Zen students didn’t take themselves too seriously or become sanctimonious, that they really understood the notion of letting go.” Bernie’s favorite song lyric was, “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing.”
“OD” has devolved into a loose-knit band of clowns, fools, and contrarians, seeking to continue this work in the Zen world, as well as in the world at large.
Peter Cunningham has been a professional photographer for over 30 years. His teachers include Baptist fisherman Lester Tate, modern dancer Martha Myers, French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, Zen Master Bernie Glassman and American performing artist Bruce Springsteen. Peter has exhibited his photos in New York, Krakow, London, Paris, Tokyo, Beijing, Berlin and Grand Manan, Canada; his clients include singers, teachers, chefs, playwrights, athletes, accountants, actors, fishermen and clowns. Peter teaches“Photography as Zen Practice” in the US and China and is co-author with Peter Matthiessen of “Are We There Yet? A Zen Journey through Space and TIme.” He is also a founding member of “ThE OrdEr of DIsOrdEr”.