Collective Karma and Conservative Buddhists

Collective Karma and Conservative Buddhists

Last week I put up a video titled “Collective Karma and Conservative Buddhists.” Before I made that video, I typed out what I wanted to say. Here’s what I typed out for myself. I didn’t follow this script precisely, but what I said on the video was pretty similar. Tomorrow some kind of online forum […]

The Beer O'Clock Interview 2005

The Beer O’Clock Interview 2005

The following is a radio interview I did in Montreal in 2005 with Thibault DuChene. Thibault was then a grad student in psychology who was very interested in Zen. He was a student of Albert Low, a Zen teacher and author based in Montreal. Thibault also ran a radio show called The Beer O’Clock for […]

Being a Famous Zen Master

Being a Famous Zen Master

Recently, I’ve been sharing chapters I wrote for a proposed “Zen self help book” that I never finished. At the time I uploaded the previous installment of this blog, I thought I’d already found all of the chapters of my attempted “self help book,” but I was wrong! I found this in another file folder […]

How Not to Waste Time

How Not to Waste Time

Here is the last bit of my attempted “self-help” book that I found when I went looking for it a few months ago. This piece appeared in Tricycle magazine in 2012, so you may have seen it before there. Looking over these chapters again, I think maybe I should try to finish this book someday. […]

Five Sure Fire Tips to Get on the Cushion Every Day

Five Sure Fire Tips to Get on the Cushion Every Day

Here’s another section of the self-help book I tried to write, but never finished. This piece was published somewhere, but I can’t remember where. I think they might have retitled it “A Minty Fresh Mind.” Maybe it was Tricycle’s website? I can’t remember. But here it is again! So now you’re convinced. You’ve read the […]