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JD Martignon of Midnight Records (right) with Billy Miller of Norton Records (left).

Zen: An Inconvenient Truth

Around the year 1990, I was having a conversation with the late, great J.D. Martignon, president of Midnight Records, the label that my band/project Dimentia 13 was signed to. At the time, J.D., who was French, had yet to release anything on CD on his label. I really wanted my latest album to come out […]

Psychedelic Validation

Psychedelic Validation

Last week a friend of mine took me to attend a meeting about the therapeutic use of psychedelic drugs. I’ve suffered from cluster headaches for a very long time. Earlier this year they were coming on even more frequently than usual, to the point where I rarely went more than three days headache-free. This got […]

Godzilla Disrobed

Godzilla Disrobed

I’ve decided to make a change in our upcoming retreat at Mt. Baldy Zen Center, April 5-7, 2019 (sign up now, we’ve still got a few open cushions). We’re not going to wear Buddhist robes this time. I’ve had two main Zen teachers. One of them never wore robes. The other one always wore robes. […]

Zen So White

Zen So White

I got an email recently from a person at the Brooklyn Zen Center who objected to some of the stuff I said in my article about Collective Karma. She said, “I understand your point about collective karma and we do not discuss it in such simplistic cause and effect terms.” That’s good to hear. But […]

More Musings on Why Spiritual Teachers Go Wrong

More Musings on Why Spiritual Teachers Go Wrong

Today someone wrote me an email about some of the stuff I’ve said recently concerning the Noah Levine scandals. I wrote her a long email back. That email is reproduced below for your enjoyment. I won’t be talking about any of this in our forthcoming ZEN & YOGA RETREAT at Mt. Baldy, but I am obligated […]