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ENCOUNTERS WITH ENLIGHTENED BEINGS

Near my apartment there’s a New Age bookstore called The Bodhi Tree. Occassionally I’ll go in there and brouse the shelves. I’ve actually found a few decent books there, translations of the old Sutras and such-like. But most of the shelf space is given over to books which recount various authors’ encounters with Enlightened Beings. […]

SITTING IN CHAIRS Part A Million

Long time readers will note that I now have a video on the page. This is the trailer for my movie Cleveland’s Screaming. Watch it and make it more popular than that chick who complains about everything… A couple people have written about the sitting in chairs thing. I probably shouldn’t even say this because […]

SITTING IN CHAIRS

The other day I got an e-mail from someone who wanted to visit my Zen class in Santa Monica (which, by the way, has an average weekly attendance of about 4 people, so please feel free to stop by). She said that when she sits on the floor it is painful and asked me if […]

THINKING NOT THINKING

So I’m sitting there this morning, doing my regular Zazen as usual and it just kinda hits me; this whole “thinking not thinking” thing. For those of you who don’t know, there’s a famous Zen story. Dude goes up to a Zen Master and asks, “What are you thinking sitting there?” Zen Master says, “Thinking […]