Andō

is creating poetry and meditations on silence.

54

patrons

$369

per month

“Silence, the only language I am fluent in.” — Andō

“Andō's works are a meditation, the expression of silence, stillness, the search for inner peace and human relationship with nature. Andō's works show that a journey of self-discovery can be described with just a few words at a time: resulting in beautiful and intimate poetry.”
— Marco Alessi, founder of Naviar Records, publisher of haiku-inspired music.

Welcome.

A Zen practitioner, poet and writer with decades of contemplative practice, my roots and resonance are found in and nourished by Chan, Daoism along with the mystics and monastics of all faiths and traditions. 

An explorer of the inner landscape, whilst drawing from my own life, I also share from the lives and works of contemplatives, mystics and poets from a range of traditions throughout time.

As a patron, you join a community with private access to my hidden works, not shared elsewhere.

Here you will find my latest poems, notes, journal entries, written and spoken contemplations and commentaries. You'll gain access to spoken and written word, photos, video and other content shared long before publication elsewhere, along with material that will not be released publicly.

It's a place to communicate with me and to be the first to hear my latest news.


Founded in February 2017 by my first patron, this is a place to support me and to facilitate the wider sharing of my work. You can pledge a monthly amount of your choice. You can increase, decrease or cancel your monthly donation any time you like.

The focus of this support is currently to rent a space in a suitable location for me to practice, live and work from. Right now, you'll find me living for six months or more in a tiny hermitage near The Wolds Way, in northern England.

Your patronage helps me to publish my works as books, audio and other media. So I invite you to become a patron and support my life's work. Remember, you will receive content here that is not available elsewhere.

If you prefer to make a one-off donation, then please visit my website. For larger donations via bank transfer, please contact me for details.

To hear more, listen to my interview on the Encountering Silence podcast.

To get in touch, please email me.

Thanks and love,
Andō.


become a patron / donate via paypal & stripe / enquire via email / discover more at ando.life


“Seeding a thousand forests — a pine cone falls.” — Andō
Tiers
Pledge $3 or more per month
$3 or more per month

silent sitting —

birdsong

after the rain


You'll receive poems, shared here as they’re written, long before they're published in book form. 

Pledge $5 or more per month
$5 or more per month

The finest, most sensitive writing tool of all is the spirit, that found at the heart of all beings. The spirit doesn’t have insight, it is insight.


You'll receive inspirations for silence, meditation and contemplation, as they’re written and recorded. (Text, image, audio and occasional video posts.) Plus all previous rewards.

Pledge $10 or more per month
$10 or more per month
every breath

— a prayer

on the wind


You're a lover of poetry, especially haiku, monoku, fragments and other brief poetic forms.


You'll receive a copy of the ebook first edition of Small Silences, my forthcoming first poetry collection (currently in the editing and publishing phase). Prior to the official release of the completed book. Your name will be listed in the credits of the book.


Plus all previous rewards.

Pledge $15 or more per month
$15 or more per month
A solitary white cloud, walking in the forest alone. Trees softly whisper sutras as I pass through.


For forest lovers and seekers. The Forest is a haiku memoir, in the tradition of Japanese haiku novels. A wandering poet-monk's forest life, stumbling along the path, meeting monks, mystics and masters, mountains, rivers and trees.


You'll receive the first Kindle edition of The Forest: a haiku memoir. Shared in chapters, as it is written, along with out-takes and behind the scenes insights. All prior to the official release date. 


Plus all previous rewards.

Pledge $25 or more per month
$25 or more per month
seeding a thousand forests

— a pine cone falls


A lover of silence in all its expressions, your pledge makes it possible to publish the first ebooks and paperbacks of my poetry and writings.


You'll receive the first Kindle edition of Echoes of Silence: poetry and prose on the nature of silence. Shared in chapters, as it is written, along with out-takes and behind the scenes insights. All prior to the official release date. 


Plus all previous rewards.

Pledge $100 or more per month
$100 or more per month
A bibliophile, your pledge is the foundation on which our press is built. 


I’ll send you a signed book, plus any new books I publish, as soon as they leave the press. Straight to your door, with a handwritten note and a poem. 


Plus all previous rewards.


“Silence, the only language I am fluent in.” — Andō

“Andō's works are a meditation, the expression of silence, stillness, the search for inner peace and human relationship with nature. Andō's works show that a journey of self-discovery can be described with just a few words at a time: resulting in beautiful and intimate poetry.”
— Marco Alessi, founder of Naviar Records, publisher of haiku-inspired music.

Welcome.

A Zen practitioner, poet and writer with decades of contemplative practice, my roots and resonance are found in and nourished by Chan, Daoism along with the mystics and monastics of all faiths and traditions. 

An explorer of the inner landscape, whilst drawing from my own life, I also share from the lives and works of contemplatives, mystics and poets from a range of traditions throughout time.

As a patron, you join a community with private access to my hidden works, not shared elsewhere.

Here you will find my latest poems, notes, journal entries, written and spoken contemplations and commentaries. You'll gain access to spoken and written word, photos, video and other content shared long before publication elsewhere, along with material that will not be released publicly.

It's a place to communicate with me and to be the first to hear my latest news.


Founded in February 2017 by my first patron, this is a place to support me and to facilitate the wider sharing of my work. You can pledge a monthly amount of your choice. You can increase, decrease or cancel your monthly donation any time you like.

The focus of this support is currently to rent a space in a suitable location for me to practice, live and work from. Right now, you'll find me living for six months or more in a tiny hermitage near The Wolds Way, in northern England.

Your patronage helps me to publish my works as books, audio and other media. So I invite you to become a patron and support my life's work. Remember, you will receive content here that is not available elsewhere.

If you prefer to make a one-off donation, then please visit my website. For larger donations via bank transfer, please contact me for details.

To hear more, listen to my interview on the Encountering Silence podcast.

To get in touch, please email me.

Thanks and love,
Andō.


become a patron / donate via paypal & stripe / enquire via email / discover more at ando.life


“Seeding a thousand forests — a pine cone falls.” — Andō

Recent posts by Andō

Tiers
Pledge $3 or more per month
$3 or more per month

silent sitting —

birdsong

after the rain


You'll receive poems, shared here as they’re written, long before they're published in book form. 

Pledge $5 or more per month
$5 or more per month

The finest, most sensitive writing tool of all is the spirit, that found at the heart of all beings. The spirit doesn’t have insight, it is insight.


You'll receive inspirations for silence, meditation and contemplation, as they’re written and recorded. (Text, image, audio and occasional video posts.) Plus all previous rewards.

Pledge $10 or more per month
$10 or more per month
every breath

— a prayer

on the wind


You're a lover of poetry, especially haiku, monoku, fragments and other brief poetic forms.


You'll receive a copy of the ebook first edition of Small Silences, my forthcoming first poetry collection (currently in the editing and publishing phase). Prior to the official release of the completed book. Your name will be listed in the credits of the book.


Plus all previous rewards.

Pledge $15 or more per month
$15 or more per month
A solitary white cloud, walking in the forest alone. Trees softly whisper sutras as I pass through.


For forest lovers and seekers. The Forest is a haiku memoir, in the tradition of Japanese haiku novels. A wandering poet-monk's forest life, stumbling along the path, meeting monks, mystics and masters, mountains, rivers and trees.


You'll receive the first Kindle edition of The Forest: a haiku memoir. Shared in chapters, as it is written, along with out-takes and behind the scenes insights. All prior to the official release date. 


Plus all previous rewards.

Pledge $25 or more per month
$25 or more per month
seeding a thousand forests

— a pine cone falls


A lover of silence in all its expressions, your pledge makes it possible to publish the first ebooks and paperbacks of my poetry and writings.


You'll receive the first Kindle edition of Echoes of Silence: poetry and prose on the nature of silence. Shared in chapters, as it is written, along with out-takes and behind the scenes insights. All prior to the official release date. 


Plus all previous rewards.

Pledge $100 or more per month
$100 or more per month
A bibliophile, your pledge is the foundation on which our press is built. 


I’ll send you a signed book, plus any new books I publish, as soon as they leave the press. Straight to your door, with a handwritten note and a poem. 


Plus all previous rewards.