Brad

DESHIMARU & NISHIJIMA

I received a question by e-mail the other day from a guy who says he has been noticing very strong parallels between the teachings of Taisen Deshimaru, founder of the AZI Buddhist organization in Europe and those of Gudo Nishijima. Both men studied under Kodo Sawaki and they knew each other. So the questioner wanted […]

FUCK YOU

I just got back from attending the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal. Fantasia is an amazing festival devoted, as the name might suggest, to fantastic Asian films. Naturally, Ultraman has been a mainstay of Fantasia since its inception in 1996. In fact, this year marks Ultraman’s tenth anniversary with the festival. I was there with […]

ARTICLES ARE BACK & JULY 23rd ZAZEN CLASS

For those of you who care, I just put some of my old articles back up on my webpage. Whoop-dee-frikkin’-doo, right? But there they are. So stop whining about it. Also, remember that our Zazen class in Santa Monica which would normally be held on Saturday July 22, has been changed to SUNDAY JULY 23rd […]

ONE-DAY ZAZEN TOMORROW (July 8, 2006)

We’re having a one-day Zazen retreat tomorrow at the Hill Street Center in Santa Monica. The details are over there to your right at the link called “Monthly Zazen Retreats.” For all the flak I’ve taken for supposedly being a celebrity Zen Master who is only into Buddhism to become famous, we’ve had exactly two […]

A NASTY BIT OF WORK**

I been reading this weird-ass Buddhist flame war on the Internet lately. I don’t usually follow such things, but a friend of mine pointed me in the direction of this one and I started following it the way you might follow One Life to Live or General Hospital. One of the players in the thing […]