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ROHATSU, FORRY, BEVERLY and KOICHI

Today is December 8th, notable to me for three reasons. 1) It’s traditionally celebrated as the day Buddha attained Enlightenment, 2) it’s the day John Lennon died and 3) it’s the day the Japanese think of as Pearl Harbor Day (because of the international dateline, the attack occurred on the 8th in Japanese time, not […]

ZEN BOOKS THAT DON’T SUCK

I put a new page up about zen books that don’t suck. It’ll be a permanent link on this page. I did that for two reasons. One was that people keep asking me for recommendations on what to read. I don’t intend for this to be a comprehensive list of the good Zen books. There […]

POLITICS

Before going on I want to mention the new link I put up about Zen books that don’t suck. People keep asking me about this. So here you go. While I was up north for Thanksgiving I stopped by the Berkeley Zen Center where my friend Greg Fain, who kindly let me stay in his […]

THANKSGIVING and ZEN THIS SATURDAY (Nov. 29, 2008)

The main purpose of this entry is to let people know that Zazen will happen as usual at the Hill St. Center in Santa Monica this Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008. Details are at the link over there on your left, just below the “picture of the gay vampire” (as one reader called it). OK? So […]

Yoga Poses to Help With Doing Zazen

Since I keep getting asked this question I’ve now added a permanent link to the drawing that Patrick of Yoga Garden in Yokohama drew up for me showing the various yoga poses he recommends for helping people get into full or half lotus posture. It’s right there next to this article and it will be […]