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ACHTUNG! ICH BIN IN DEUTSCHLAND!

I arrived this morning at 9:30 in Frankfurt, Germany after eight days in the back woods of Minnesota. The photo I put up here is the view I saw for most of those eight days. Literally. The schedule included nine 40-minute periods of zazen per day, beginning at 5 AM and ending at 8:50 PM. […]

ON MY WAY TO THE EDGE OF CIVILIZATION

I’m sitting at Chicago O’Hare Airport waiting for a flight to the edge of civilization. Actually it’s a flight to LaCrosse, Wisconsin, where I will be picked up and driven to the edge of civilization. Tomorrow is the first day of the 2009 Great Sky Sesshin in Hokyoji monastery near Echizen, Minnesota. For the next […]

DROP THE A-BOMB ON ME!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHmJ5J21U0A]I just got off the phone with Mickey X-Nelson, drummer of Zero Defex (0DFx). He reminded me that today is the 64th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing. I’d completely forgotten! I’m leaving tomorrow to start my next world tour, so I don’t have time to pay proper tribute. I’ll just leave you with this […]

The Sickest Buddhist

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=3288510&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 Sickest Buddhist from GenerateLA on Vimeo. Something like five people have forwarded this video to me. So I guess I’d better post it. I’ve met guys like this. More often, though, it’s much more toned down. When you visit a retreat center right after a practice period all the young studs are just shining […]

ZEN TOMORROW

Are you tired? Listless? Is life getting you down? Are the girls running away from you when you try to pick them up? Are the boys ignoring the handkerchiefs you drop? Need money? Power? Fame? A nice car? Then come to Hill Street Center tomorrow morning at 10 AM (details are on the link over […]