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TOKYO, TYPHOONS and ZEN

I just arrived in Tokyo. Too jet-lagged to post. Tomorrow is the start of our annual Dogen Sangha 4-day Zazen retreat at Tokei-in temple in Shizuoka. And a typhoon is bearing down upon us. Will the shinkansen run tomorrow? Who knows? Will we get stopped halfway down there? Don’t know. This year’s retreat should be […]

Brad Debates Genpo Roshi About Big Mind™

My publishers pointed me to this item on the Elephant magazine website. This matter is such ancient history to me that I’d pretty well forgotten about it. It has its origins in this article I wrote for Suicide Girls criticizing Genpo Roshi’s Big Mind™ process, which is a very dangerous mind-control game masquerading as a […]

MORE VIDEOS (The Clubhouse & Akron, 1990) + COMMENTS ABOUT COMMENTS

I put up a couple more videos. LIFE AT THE CLUBHOUSE 1990[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8L32nA-_Zo] In HARDCORE ZEN I wrote about some of the punk rock houses I lived in and here’s one of them. The editor of that book refused to believe that I lived in a place where there was a hole in the floor of […]

OLD MOVIES

OK, all you people who subscribe to my YouTube Channel, I’ve finally put some new stuff up there. I just uploaded a bunch of my old teenage movies. All of these were done on Super 8 film (not video, kids!) around 1979-1980 when I was 15 and 16 years old. The film was silent. The […]

TREATING LIGHT THINGS AS IF THEY’RE HEAVY

Zazen tomorrow at Hill Street Center. Details are in the links to your left. Don’t forget to bring a crisp new $5 bill with you. The rent I’m paying to host these things ain’t gettin’ paid in good vibes! When I was at the Great Sky Sesshin last month, my friend Greg Fain, from the […]