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The Eyes of Dogen

The Eyes of Dogen

One of my favorite quotes from Dogen is also one of his weirdest. It goes like this. “(In the) words of the ancient, ‘the whole universe in the ten directions is one eye,’ and furthermore, there are thousands of eyes on the tips of the fingers, there are thousands of eyes of right Dharma, there […]

Trying and Failing

Trying and Failing

I’m writing this missive on another train. This time it’s the 358 from Prague to Munich, calling at Plzen, Domazlice, Furth im Wald, Cham, Schwandorf, Regensburg, Neufahrn, and Freising. Out of the window I can see little Cezech farm houses and lots of forests and fields.  My first Zen trip to Prague went pretty well, […]

Czech This Out!

Czech This Out!

It’s Friday, so this must be the train to Prague. I am typing this dispatch from seat 95, car 22, on the 9:10am Ceske Drahy train from Vienna to Prague, calling at Breclav and Brno. My ticket is in Czech with a smattering of indecipherable English phrases like “first minute Europe” here and there. I have been […]

Godzilla King of the Monsters Review

Godzilla King of the Monsters Review

I saw the new Godzilla film, Godzilla King of the Monsters a few days ago in Turku, Finland. I ended up liking it in spite of the fact that I also kind of hated it. I don’t want to spend a lot of time telling you the reasons I hated it or even telling you […]

There is No Mistake

There is No Mistake

Yesterday I arrived in in Turku, Finland at about 3am. I managed to sleep through the night, which surprised the heck out of me. During the night I had a dream in which I was talking to an audience about Zen. When I woke up, I typed what I could recall of the talk that […]