St. Lawrence University


About the Project

Adirondack Sutra is a creative work that brings together selected Buddhist and Tibetan Sutra esthetics & philosophies with contemporary Adirondack and environmental themes.

Using found texts and quotes from various poets and writers and repurposing them as later-day “sutra” texts, this work presents them in the Tibetan book format known as “pecha” an oblong shape that was derived from the Indian palm leaf format.


48 copies were printed at Caliban Press, Canton, New York, by Special Collections Librarian, Mark McMurray and student interns Elizabeth Vitek & Rebecca Doll. Ecoprint by Velma Bolyard. Additional presswork with students Elizabeth Cashin, Erika Davin & Nicole Potter. Spring, 2013.

We also acknowledge the enthusiastic support from Professor Mark MacWilliams’ Buddhist Traditions class at St. Lawrence University.

Caliban Press, 14 Jay Street, Canton, New York 13617

Adirondack Sutra
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Project Team

  • Mark McMurray
    Mark McMurray
    (Retired) Curator of Special Collections & University Archivist
  • Mark MacWilliams
    Dr. Mark MacWilliams
    Professor of Religious Studies
  • Eric Williams-Bergen
    Eric Williams-Bergen
    Director of Research & Digital Scholarship

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