Andō is creating small silences: poetry, notes and contemplations
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The work is to create. Not through action, but by honouring the silence. 


To let the silence speak, this is the work.


I engage in silent creation, you are my publisher.


A founding supporter, whether intrigued or just wanting to throw a dollar in my begging bowl, you'll receive notes, as they’re shared here.

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$3 or more per month 15 patrons
silent sitting —

birdsong

after the rain


A lover of poetry, you'll receive poems, shared here as they’re written, long before they're published in book form.


Plus all previous rewards.

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$5 or more per month 14 patrons
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.


With a passion for silence and meditation, 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 4 patrons
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 7 patrons
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.

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$25 or more per month 1 patron
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 $50 or more per month
$50 or more per month 1 patron
A connoisseur of poetry, your pledge makes the creation of the first limited edition handcrafted books possible.


At the end of each year of patronage, besides all the other good things, you will receive a signed limited edition handcrafted book of all my favourite works from the past year.


Plus all previous rewards.

Pledge $100 or more per month
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
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.

Pledge $150 or more per month
$150 or more per month 1 patron
You love tea, silence, and conversation. Maybe you have questions to ask. Maybe I have answers to give. Or silence.


You'll receive a bi-monthly 60 minute personal Skype call with me. We'll share tea, smiles, conversation and silence. We can meditate, or talk, you choose.


Plus all previous rewards.

Pledge $250 or more per month
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
A connoisseur of tea, your pledge buys the best teas, teaware, and utensils, to inspire the best Zen poetry, writings and talks. 


Part of the Zen, Tea & Poetry tour, you're invited to share tea with me, in a forest. Nature will provide the ikebana. With the finest sourced water, I'll brew one of my favourite teas, probably a fine aged Pu'erh, Oolong or Gyokuru. We'll share silence, or conversation. 


Plus all previous rewards.

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
$1 or more per month 12 patrons
The work is to create. Not through action, but by honouring the silence. 


To let the silence speak, this is the work.


I engage in silent creation, you are my publisher.


A founding supporter, whether intrigued or just wanting to throw a dollar in my begging bowl, you'll receive notes, as they’re shared here.

Pledge $3 or more per month
$3 or more per month 15 patrons
silent sitting —

birdsong

after the rain


A lover of poetry, you'll receive poems, shared here as they’re written, long before they're published in book form.


Plus all previous rewards.

Pledge $5 or more per month
$5 or more per month 14 patrons
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.


With a passion for silence and meditation, 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 4 patrons
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 7 patrons
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 1 patron
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 $50 or more per month
$50 or more per month 1 patron
A connoisseur of poetry, your pledge makes the creation of the first limited edition handcrafted books possible.


At the end of each year of patronage, besides all the other good things, you will receive a signed limited edition handcrafted book of all my favourite works from the past year.


Plus all previous rewards.

Pledge $100 or more per month
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
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.

Pledge $150 or more per month
$150 or more per month 1 patron
You love tea, silence, and conversation. Maybe you have questions to ask. Maybe I have answers to give. Or silence.


You'll receive a bi-monthly 60 minute personal Skype call with me. We'll share tea, smiles, conversation and silence. We can meditate, or talk, you choose.


Plus all previous rewards.

Pledge $250 or more per month
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
A connoisseur of tea, your pledge buys the best teas, teaware, and utensils, to inspire the best Zen poetry, writings and talks. 


Part of the Zen, Tea & Poetry tour, you're invited to share tea with me, in a forest. Nature will provide the ikebana. With the finest sourced water, I'll brew one of my favourite teas, probably a fine aged Pu'erh, Oolong or Gyokuru. We'll share silence, or conversation. 


Plus all previous rewards.