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SOTO IS GOOD

My friend Tonen O’Connor of the Milwaukee Zen Center took umbrage at some of my comments about the Soto school of Zen in my previous post. So I thought I’d clarify a bit. I love the Soto school! Some of my best friends are part of the Soto school! But as a comedian in all […]

UG KRISHNAMURTI, THE SOTO SECT, AND COOL HAIRCUTS

I was kind of bummed to hear recently that U.G. Krishnamurti had died. I cant say I was ever any kind of follower of his. I never read any of his books or attended any of his talks. I only know him from the little sound (video?) bytes you can find on YouTube and the […]

ALL DAY ZAZEN APRIL 28th

I just made a correction to the webpage. This month’s all-day Zazen will not be on April 14th as previously announced, but on April 28th. This is because my wife Yuka is being introduced to American culture in the form of our inability to keep our hands off other peoples’ property. Her wallet was stolen […]

What, me, angry?

Here’s someone at UCLA asking why I don’t scream and rant and froth at the mouth in person like I do in my writing: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn86ZAls6_A] To those of you who asked about hosting the whole talk, I’m just not up to it technologically. The only way I know of to do something like that would […]

TALK AT UCLA

Here’s some video of my recent lecture at UCLA. This one is about what folks call “mundane experience.” [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hlJzFpz2xs] Here’s one about my first experience teaching Zen. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbzaPwo-_h0] And here’s one on Zen Trail Mix. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqarQuRbghM]