Brad

How Good Spiritual Teachers Go Bad

How Good Spiritual Teachers Go Bad

The following is based on the transcript of a video I did a while back. I cleaned it up and rewrote a lot of it to make it sound more like a piece of writing. I want to talk about why good spiritual teachers go bad. This subject is really interesting to me.  In the […]

Bottomless Wells of Misery and Anger

Bottomless Wells of Misery and Anger

I got an email from a friend of mine the other day. He wanted to talk about dealing with a person he knows, who he described as “a bottomless well of misery and anger.”  I don’t know about you, but I know people who fit that description. A lot of people I know also know […]

Life After Life and Avocados

Life After Life and Avocados

Before Thanksgiving I posted a piece on this blog called Maybe You Chose Your Family. It got some interesting responses. Certain people seemed upset by the idea. One person accused me of spreading “new age nonsense.” I thought I’d present you with the source of what I wrote in that piece. It may or may […]

Maybe You Chose Your Family

Maybe You Chose Your Family

It’s going to be Thanksgiving here in the USA and I’m spending some time with my family. Which can be trying sometimes. Let me see if I can tell you a way I’ve found useful to deal with some of the difficult family stuff we all go through. I’m an agnostic when it comes to […]

Belief

Belief

I’d like to talk about belief a little bit.  When I first got into Zen, the thing that really attracted me to it more than anything else was there was no insistence on belief. Every other religion I had encountered before insisted that I had to believe something. I had to believe that Jesus died […]