I Hate Myself

I Hate Myself

One of my relatives made the words “I hate myself” her Facebook status today. She’s 20. I totally get it.  Probably the main reason I got into Zen was because I hated myself so much for plenty of good reasons. I thought maybe Zen would fix that. It didn’t. I still hate myself. What has […]

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Should Plumbing Be Political?

Recently Lion’s Roar ran an article entitled Isn’t Buddhism Supposed to be Apolitical. It wasn’t really about whether Buddhism should or shouldn’t be political, but yet another justification for why Buddhism in America should embrace and espouse Left Wing politics, and specifically why Buddhist institutions should become part of the anti-Trump movement that’s currently all […]

Make America Zen Again!

Make America Zen Again!

I recently strongly disagreed with a priest at one of America’s biggest Zen centers who said, “Mr. Trump and his supporters are not manifesting an intention to be other than racist, ecocidal homophobes.” He said their Zen center should issue a statement saying the center, “unequivocally rejects the hateful worldview of President-Elect Donald Trump, and vows […]

To All My Many Enemies Who Have Fought Me and Lost

To All My Many Enemies Who Have Fought Me and Lost

I found Donald Trump’s New Year’s Eve tweet interesting. For those who might have missed it, it went like this: Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies who have fought me and lost so badly they just don’t know what to do. Love! This little tweet is personally intriguing because it reminds […]

My Epic Battle Against Intolerable Evil

My Epic Battle Against Intolerable Evil

So I’m sitting there on my couch and it’s late and I make the mistake of opening up my laptop and looking at some YouTube videos. And I get sucked into one of those rabbit holes that one often finds these days of YouTubers ranting about all kinds of things that are supposed to scare […]