I’m in London now! No time to post. See the schedule over to your left for where I’m gonna be talking and suchlike. Now I’m off to find Forbidden Planet.
Today the Zen retreat in Munich begins. Yay? I got in trouble when I called the retreat in Frankfurt “another darned retreat.” Some people who read that statement took offense at what they felt was my disparaging of the event. I didn’t mean it that way. I thought the irony would be obvious. If you […]
I’m in Munich now. Finland is finished with me. At least for now, although I’m sure I’ll be back. The Finnish edition of Zen Wrapped in Karma comes out tomorrow. The Finnish title translates as “Zen with Karma and Chocolate Sauce.” Apparently the word for karma sounds like the word for caramel — as it […]
Amazing Euro premier of Cleveland’s Screaming last night. Lots of terrific questions from the audience. Who’d’ve thought the Finns would be so into Ohio punk? Not me. Tonight I’m at Balderin Sali, Aleksanterinkatu 12, Helsinki at 6PM. I’ve been doing interview after interview after interview since I’ve been here. And there’s one thing I’ve found […]
Tonight’s talk at the Helsinki Zen Center was a smashing success in spite of my total unfamiliarity with the customs of Philip Kapleau Roshi’s lineage. Tomorrow it’s three interviews with Finnish punk magazines and then at 6:00 pm a panel discussion with bunches of Buddhists at Balderin sali, Aleksanterinkatu 12, 00710 Helsinki. Then at 9:00 […]