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What to Think About During Zazen

What to Think About During Zazen

When Zen Buddhist teachers instruct people about how to do zazen, it’s pretty common for them to say little or nothing about what to do inside your head during the practice. In Dogen’s main set of instructions on zazen, Fukan Zazen-gi (the gi part is pronounced with a hard ‘g’ as in ‘geese’ rather than a […]

Who Would Buddha Vote For? Who Cares?

Who Would Buddha Vote For? Who Cares?

I’m going to vote tomorrow. It doesn’t matter, but just in case you’re wondering, I plan to vote Democrat and, on local issues, I’ll vote mainly for the so-called “progressive” options. It’s not that I like the Democratic Party. It’s just that I feel that the current administration needs a healthy opposition in order to […]

Limitless Potential

Limitless Potential

Starting on Friday, we at the Angel City Zen Center will hold a three day Zen and Yoga retreat at Mount Baldy Zen Center. The dates are October 26-28, 2018. We are accepting applications right up until Friday morning. But please don’t wait until then because it’ll be really hard to process you if you […]

Retreat Yourself to the Whole Shebang

Retreat Yourself to the Whole Shebang

October 26-28, 2018 I am leading a Zen and Yoga retreat at Mount Baldy Zen Center. The full information including the price and schedule is available at this link. You should be there. If you’re serious about Zen practice, you ought to be going to at least one retreat every year. The ones I lead […]

Zentertainment Weakly

Zentertainment Weakly

Before I start, if you’re in Northeast Ohio, you can come see me speak tonight (Fri. Oct. 12) in Cleveland and see Zero Defex (the hardcore band I play bass in) perform tomorrow (Sat. Oct. 13) night in Kent. Scroll down to the end of this piece for full details. Now onto the article. I […]