Brad

I LOVE AUTHORITY

I’m in LAX waiting for a flight to Japan to attend the 2006 Zen Retreat in Shizuoka. But I wanted to make a real quick post. After that last post, I got 2 e-mails from Nishijima Sensei, my Zen teacher, asking me to explain what I wrote (and not in an “Explain yourself!” way, just […]

FUCK AUTHORITY and THE REVENGE OF THE DINOSAURS

First and most importantly, I wanted to let you know I put my webpage about old dinosaur books back up. It’s in the links to your right or you can just click the title of this article to get there. I took it down when I switched from gol.com to mac.com and I always intended […]

TOMMY CHONG

Last night I visited a couple friends out in Woodland Hills which is way off in the hinterlands of the Los Angeles area, in the famed Valley (as in Valley Girls). So anyway, when I was driving home, I turned on the radio and that show Love Line was on. The guest was Tommy Chong […]

AUDITING SCHMAUDITING!

Before we get started, I wanted to let all three of you who might be contemplating coming to the weekly Zazen class in Santa Monica about our upcoming schedule. First off, there WILL be Zazen classes on August 26th and on September 9th. I’ll be there on Aug. 26th and Kevin Bortolin, a fellow student […]

ZEN MIND BEGINNER’S MIND

For those who keep asking me, “What books should I read, O Master?” but who have not read Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, and for those who keep asking, “I have no teacher, whatever shall I do?” I present this excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki’s classic. It’s on page 72 and the chapter is called “Right Attitude.” […]