We're Moving! (A Note From the Web Jikido)

We’re Moving! (A Note From the Web Jikido)

IMPORTANT NOTICE! Many of you have noticed that the site’s security certificate expired some time ago. As much as I’d like to repair that, for a variety of basically historical reasons, I have limited access to the hosting that the Hardcore Zen site runs on, and no actual access to the domain record for hardcorezen.info […]

Rote Flora, Hamburg

Carved Into the Universe

Jazzy music at Pizza Pazza at the corner of Juliusstrsse and Schulterblatt in Hamburg. The stocky Mediterranean-looking guy behind the counter is surly but figures out what I mean when I say, “Ein slice of funghi.” The guy before me was apparently arguing with him about something. He grabbed a bunch of old magazines from […]

Logan Lestat

Logan Lestat

You’ll have to bear with me. I haven’t slept much. Last night I arrived in Hamburg, Germany around midnight. I checked my messages and found out that my friend Logan Lestat (née Pat Cleckner) died yesterday from esophageal cancer. He was diagnosed sometime around December of 2013, when the cancer was already well advanced. I […]

Ebola Freak Out

Ebola Freak Out

I’m still in Europe. Still at a silent Zen retreat at Benediktushof. But I have a little bit of Internet access so I figured I’d repost my tour schedule. See below. This has been an amazing tour so far. The Finns were nutty, the Germans were proper (so far). We shall see what the Dutch […]

Do You Want to Have Fun or Are You a Buddhist?

Do You Want to Have Fun or Are You a Buddhist?

I’m in Munich (München), Germany this week. Yesterday I was walking around the city and I spotted a flyer pasted to a lamppost that said “Lebemann Oder Buddhist” and showed a mustachioed man in sunglasses getting cuddly with a girl in a bikini. My friend Annette who was with me translated the phrase as, “Do […]

EUROPEAN TOUR SCHEDULE 2014

EUROPEAN TOUR SCHEDULE 2014

Here’s my upcoming events schedule: UPCOMING EVENTS Oct. 10-11 Retreat in Munich, Germany Oct. 12-17 Retreat at Benediktushof near Würzburg, Germany Oct 18 8:00am – 6:00pm Retreat in Bonn, Germany Oct 20 Lecture in Hamburg, Germany Oct 24: Lecture in Groningen, Netherlands Oct 25: Day-long zazen in Groningen, Netherlands Oct 26: Movie screening in Eindhoven, Netherlands at Natlab Oct 27: Evening zazen in Eindhoven, Netherlands Oct 28: Evening zazen in Nijmegen, […]