Jewish Canadian bard Leonard Cohen's new album Old Ideas is out today (it's on Spotify, check it out) and to celebrate, Dangerous Minds shares a 1996 documentary about Cohen's time at the Mt. Baldy Zen Center in the San Gabriel Mountains in San Bernardino County. Cohen lived at the Center for five years starting in 1994, and, as described by the Leonard Cohen Files, the film by Armelle Brusq shows "Cohen working in the kitchen and helping his dear friend and teacher Joshu Sasaki Roshi (90 years at the time of shooting); later he drives with Roshi to another Zen Center (Rinzai Ji) in Los Angeles. Cohen's cabin with his Technics KN 3000 synthesizer and computers are shown?Later a studio session is going on, he is working with Raffi Hakopian (violin) and Leanne Ungar (his sound engineer). Afterwards Cohen and Brusq dine at Canter's."
· LOVELY DOCUMENTARY ON LEONARD COHEN’S TIME SPENT AT MOUNT BALDY ZEN CENTER [Dangerous Minds]