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SANDOKAI (Harmony of Sameness and Difference)

I’m still here at the San Francisco Zen Center where I just participated in the Saturday morning service. Another round of Zazen starts in about 15 minutes and I’m going for it. But while I’m waiting I thought I’d share with you something they chant up here a whole lot, the “Harmony of Sameness and […]

TELLING YOUR FUNDAMENTALIST CHRISTIAN MOM ABOUT BUDDHISM

So I’m answering piles of e-mail that have accumulated since I’ve been out of Internet reach. One of them was from a woman whose mom is a hardcore fundamentalist Christian. She wanted to know how to tell her mom about Buddhism. Here’s what I wrote (slightly modified): I never know what to say about Buddhism […]

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Happy New Year! And a wonderful, auspicious, prosperous and whatever else 2008 to all of you. Including that dirtball in the comments section who didn’t like “Go Blue Go Die.” I spent my New Year’s Eve and Day at Tassajara Zen Monastery in Carmel Valley, California and it was wonderful beyond words. I’m too sleepy […]

GO BLUE! GO DIE!

Wow. The amazing Jeffro Smull of the amazing Missile Toe (see them Friday at the Davenport in Parma, Ohio) and the even more amazing CD TRUTH (see them again… when, Jeffro?) and, of course, 0DFx just sent me an MP3 of a rough mix of one of the songs 0DFx recorded in November. And here […]

HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

Happy Christmas, everybody! Today’s musical offering is a number I like to call: Snow Is Falling This was Dimentia 13′s contribution to Midnight Records’ annual Christmas album in 1987. I think it was ’87. That’s the cover there to your left. I did another one of these the year before called “Christmas Comes to Those […]