Success is Not Success

Success is Not Success

I’m on retreat right now and can’t post. Here’s a fragment of a self help book I started to write but never finished. I was getting sick of being poor and thought, “If Deepak Chopra can make a million from writing shitty, useless self help books, maybe I can make a quarter million writing a […]

Dachau Blues

Dachau Blues

A few days ago I took a tour of Dachau. This wasn’t one of those outings where a bunch of Zennies go meditate at a concentration camp. I just took the tour that tourists get. They take you on a train and then a bus and they lead you all over the memorial site and then […]

Is Zen Enough?

Is Zen Enough?

I just finished my first European gig of 2015, a three-day non-residential zazen retreat in Munich. The question that kept coming up in different forms during the Q&A sessions and dokusans (private meetings) was “Is Zen enough?” At first the question confused me. Enough for what? It seems that a lot of people expect some […]

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That Moment When You Realize You’ve Had a Moment of Realization

I’m on tour and haven’t had time to write anything new. Here is a blast from the past, originally posted in July, 2013 *   *   * So I’m in my car yesterday with a friend and she asks me something to the effect of, “What was your enlightenment experience like?” This is someone […]

TOURING

TOURING

Tomorrow I leave the USA to start my 2015 European Tour. The dates are listed at the end of this blog. All of the events are open to more people, so if you want to come along, please do. These tours I do are a lot more like a punk rock band going around to […]

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