Transgenderism: A Buddhist Perspective

Zen Master Shikan visited Zen Master Matsuzan and asked her, “Just what is Matsuzan?”  Matsuzan replied to him saying, “Matsuzan never shows her peak.” Matsuzan, like many Zen Masters, took on the name of the mountain where she lived. Shikan said, “Just who is the person within the mountain?”  Matsuzan said, “It is beyond appearances […]

Alien Pancakes

Alien Pancakes

On my most recent YouTube video I talked about my favorite UFO story, the tale of Joe Simonton and his alien pancakes. Below is the material I wrote about Simonton and his strange encounter for the book about UFO’s and Zen that I never finished. The story of Joe Simonton’s encounter with a flying saucer […]

What Buddha Said We Shouldn’t Talk About

I haven’t posted here for a while, but someone recently brought up this post I made back in 2019 and I re-read it and thought it was good. So I thought I’d post it again. It’s got some out-of-date references, but that’s OK. You’ll be able to handle that. I’m also adding an article I […]

In The Light: Dogen’s Divine Light

Here’s my new podcast: And below is the text I am reading from, including some of the notes I used in the podcast.  In The Light This old Chinese Zen Master named Chosa Shoken, whose nickname was “the Big Cat,” once told his group, The whole universe is a monk’s eye. The whole universe […]

2022 European Tour

August 31, 2022 TALK at 5pm at Bar O in Turku, FINLAND September 1-4, 2022 RETREAT in FINLAND September 4, 2022 TALK plus Q&A at 7pm at  MUSTA KISSA in Helsinki, FINLAND September 7-11, 2022 RETREAT at BENEDIKTUSHOF September 11, 2022 Public TALK at BENEDIKTUSHOF September 12, 2022 Ko Getsu An near BONN, GERMANY September 13, 2022 TALK […]