What You Don’t Speak Out Against You Co-sign?

What You Don’t Speak Out Against You Co-sign?

I don’t usually look at people’s reactions on Facebook to my blog. But today when I thought I was clicking on something I else, I saw what a friend had said about my post, “What Buddha Said We Shouldn’t Talk About.”  He said, “Brad is full of shit. Morality and ethics matter. What you don’t […]

What Buddha Said We Shouldn't Talk About

What Buddha Said We Shouldn’t Talk About

It seems that I am being talked about a lot at the moment on a Facebook page about Zen Buddhism. The subject of the discussion seems to be how awful it is that Brad Warner won’t take certain political stands that the American Buddhist “maha-sangha” has collectively decided all Buddhists should take. It’s funny to […]

Sit With It

Sit With It

At every retreat I offer what we Zen nerds call “dokusan.” It’s a private meeting between teacher and student — or between retreat attendee and dumb ol’ me, as the case may be. During these dokusans I hear all kinds of stories, ranging from tales of the lovelorn to heartbreaking revelations of recent deaths of […]

Being Into Zen

Being Into Zen

I write you this entry on an intercity train bound for Amsterdam Centraal calling at Wageningen and… Jeez I don’t know. Some other places. Utrecht, I think, and a few other Dutch towns. I just finished two days of talks in Nijmegen, Netherlands at a place called Jewel Heart, which is a Tibetan Buddhist center. […]

Unmasking the Gurus?

Unmasking the Gurus?

Liebe Freunde, I send you this missive from Deutsche Bahn train ICE 628 from Wurzburg to Dusseldorf calling at Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof and… uh… elsewhere I assume. I missed the announcement about the other stops. A friend will meet me in Dusseldorf to drive me to the Netherlands. In an hour and a half or so, […]