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ENCOUNTERS WITH ENLIGHTENED BEINGS

Near my apartment there’s a New Age bookstore called The Bodhi Tree. Occassionally I’ll go in there and brouse the shelves. I’ve actually found a few decent books there, translations of the old Sutras and such-like. But most of the shelf space is given over to books which recount various authors’ encounters with Enlightened Beings. […]

SITTING IN CHAIRS Part A Million

Long time readers will note that I now have a video on the page. This is the trailer for my movie Cleveland’s Screaming. Watch it and make it more popular than that chick who complains about everything… A couple people have written about the sitting in chairs thing. I probably shouldn’t even say this because […]

SITTING IN CHAIRS

The other day I got an e-mail from someone who wanted to visit my Zen class in Santa Monica (which, by the way, has an average weekly attendance of about 4 people, so please feel free to stop by). She said that when she sits on the floor it is painful and asked me if […]

THE SHOBOGENZO IS BACK!!

In case anybody’s been looking for the Gudo Nishijima / Chodo Cross translation of Dogen’s Shobogenzo and couldn’t find it, or else found it for a ridiculously high price, check out the link below or click on the title of this article. The full four volume set is now available through Amazon.com at just $23.99 […]

HOLLYWOOD ASSCLOWN or BLIND DONKEY? + QUESTION #5 FROM ST. PAUL

In the span of one week I was called a “Hollywood assclown” by some guy posting on an Ultraman forum who thinks he could do my job way better than I’m doing it and a “blind donkey” by some guy who thinks I should drop Nishijima as my teacher and follow him — oh yes, […]