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THE ZEN STOOGES in “BEDLAM IN NIRVANA”

Before we do anything else THERE WILL BE A ZAZEN CLASS AT HILL STREET CENTER THIS SATURDAY MAY 5, 2007. I just now got it together to re-do the calendar for this month. Class will most likely be cancelled the following week (May 12, 2007). In any case I won’t be there on May 12th. […]

THE RINZAI STOOGES

Before we start off, reports are coming in from across the nation my new book, Sit Down & Shut Up! is available in the shops. Some people who ordered it on-line already have their copies. So what are you waiting for? Go out and get yours today! I spent some time this afternoon at […]

BORIS YELTSIN, APRIL 28th ZAZEN, OTHER STUFF

First off, in tribute to Russia’s fallen statesman, Boris Yeltsin, I present the following video. Some of you have seen this before. It’s My Niece’s Foot, the band I was in in Japan in 1993-94. The song started off as a weird Russian inflected country hoedown jam by Nick (violin) and Sam (guitar). I started […]

SOTO IS GOOD

My friend Tonen O’Connor of the Milwaukee Zen Center took umbrage at some of my comments about the Soto school of Zen in my previous post. So I thought I’d clarify a bit. I love the Soto school! Some of my best friends are part of the Soto school! But as a comedian in all […]

UG KRISHNAMURTI, THE SOTO SECT, AND COOL HAIRCUTS

I was kind of bummed to hear recently that U.G. Krishnamurti had died. I cant say I was ever any kind of follower of his. I never read any of his books or attended any of his talks. I only know him from the little sound (video?) bytes you can find on YouTube and the […]