Sw Prem Dipamo

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(Manu Bazzano)


Born in Calabria (Italy), Dipamo has been active in the student movement and the Italian radical left of the nineteen seventies. A pupil of philosopher Romano Madera, he graduated in philosophy in 1980. He first encountered the Dharma in 1978 in the person of Lama Yeshe at the Lama Tzong Khapa Institute in Pomaia, Italy.

He became a disciple of Osho between 1980 and 1992 and wrote many of the songs popular in music groups and darshans. He left Italy for good in 1984, travelled extensively and lived for several years in Germany, India and the United States.

Dipamo found his home in London in 1990. He fronted a band DÆDALO, between 1990 and 1996, releasing several albums (both with the band and as a solo artist) and working with renowned musicians such as John Etheridge, Colin Bentley, Jamie West-Oram, Tri Hadi, Roger Askew, Chris Baker, Michael Klein, Olly Blanchflower, and the poet Jeremy Reed. He was the founder of the hAZy mOOn club, showcasing new talent as well as established artists such as guitarists John Renbourn and Bert Jansch, poets Carole Satyamurti and Ruth Padel and comedian Simon Munnery.

Dipamo edited Hazy Moon the Zen Review, publishing Zen Buddhist talks and poetry, including works by authors such as Ken Jones and Subhaga Gaetano Failla. He has published several books and numerous articles and papers worldwide.

Dipamo studied Zen within the White Plum Asangha (an international community founded by Zen Master Taizan Maezumi) between 1996 and 2006 and was ordained as a Zen monk in 2004. He trained in Person-Centred counseling and psychotherapy and studied Alfred Adler's Individual Psychology.

An international lecturer and workshop facilitator, Dipamo has presented his work in a wide variety of settings, integrating Zen practice with contemporary psychotherapy and the world of ethics, culture, and the arts.

Contact Details

Mobile: +44 (0)781-738-2910
Manu Bazzano
CPPD Counselling School
1987 : The Rains Have Heard Me
? : Naked Dance
? : Greetings from London
? : Sex, Religion & Cosmetics
Fiona Robyn interviews Manu Bazzano
2003 : Zen Poems
2004 : Haiku for Lovers
2006 : Buddha is dead
2009 : The Speed of Angels
2009 : Buddha é morto
2009 : La velocita' degli angeli
2011 : Chi ama lo straniero: verso una fenomenologia dell'ospitalita'
2011 : Il perpetuo principiante: scritti sullo Zen e l'arte della psicoterapia esistenziale
2012 : Spectre of the Stranger: Towards a Phenomenology of Hospitality
2012 : Who Loves a Stranger
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