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Have a Blessed Evening

Have a Blessed Evening

I’m down in Foley, Alabama this week. My dad bought a place out here a few years ago and he’s recovering from recent heart surgery so I came down to visit before heading off to my European tour (see below for details, all events are still open). Last night we ordered pizza and I went […]

Deeper Levels of Realization Are For Suckers

Deeper Levels of Realization Are For Suckers

My apologies for being away so long. We’ve been having some technical issues with the blog and have been trying our best to get them fixed. They’re still not completely fixed, but the blog ought to be running a little better now than it was before. I’m leaving today to go see my dad who […]

Why I Don't Do Psychedelic Drugs

Why I Don’t Do Psychedelic Drugs

A couple days ago I participated in a webinar about Buddhism and Psychedelics presided over by Allan Badiner, author of the book Zig Zag Zen. At the end of the discussion Mr. Badiner referenced something I’d said earlier. I was talking about my previous experiences with LSD. The fourth and final time I took it, […]

Psychedelic Zen

Psychedelic Zen

Tonight at 5pm Pacific, 8pm Eastern I’m a guest at a webinar on the topic of psychedelics and Buddhism hosted by Allan Badiner, author of the book Zig Zag Zen. I contributed to the new edition of the book, although I have not received my copy yet. Those of you who have read Hardcore Zen […]

Don't Try to Help

Don’t Try to Help

There’s a koan that goes like this: Master Obaku Ki-un asked Master Hyakujo Ekai: When I want to share with others the teachings that you have given us, how should I teach them? Master Hyakujo Ekai just remained seated on his cushion without saying anything. Obaku Ki-un said: How can I teach the children and […]