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Orgasmic Meditation?

Orgasmic Meditation?

I’m on retreat right now and can’t post. But here is an article I wrote a few years ago and never published anywhere until now. It’s kind of long. Sorry. *   *   * You’d think that an organization whose aim is to convince people that masturbation is a religious sacrament would have a […]

Success is Not Success

Success is Not Success

I’m on retreat right now and can’t post. Here’s a fragment of a self help book I started to write but never finished. I was getting sick of being poor and thought, “If Deepak Chopra can make a million from writing shitty, useless self help books, maybe I can make a quarter million writing a […]

Dachau Blues

A few days ago I took a tour of Dachau. This wasn’t one of those outings where a bunch of Zennies go meditate at a concentration camp. I just took the tour that tourists get. They take you on a train and then a bus and they lead you all over the memorial site and then […]

Is Zen Enough?

Is Zen Enough?

I just finished my first European gig of 2015, a three-day non-residential zazen retreat in Munich. The question that kept coming up in different forms during the Q&A sessions and dokusans (private meetings) was “Is Zen enough?” At first the question confused me. Enough for what? It seems that a lot of people expect some […]

Whoever made this image was just fantasizing.

That Moment When You Realize You’ve Had a Moment of Realization

I’m on tour and haven’t had time to write anything new. Here is a blast from the past, originally posted in July, 2013 *   *   * So I’m in my car yesterday with a friend and she asks me something to the effect of, “What was your enlightenment experience like?” This is someone […]