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Getting High

Getting High

After seeing some of the reaction to my previous blog post, I thought I ought to make my position a bit clearer. One Zen practitioner on Twitter defended his use of opioids prescribed for a torn rotator cuff as consistent with his practice. Another asked my opinion on the use of antidepressants or if a […]

Lion’s Roar Has Killed Buddhism

Lion’s Roar Has Killed Buddhism

Buddhism in America is over and Lion’s Roar has killed it. I hate to sound so pessimistic, but right now it’s hard to see it any other way. Lion’s Roar, a huge, wealthy and supposedly “Buddhist” website, recently published the most pro-drug article I have ever seen in any Buddhist publication. I’m not even going to […]

Psychedelics’ Buddhist Revival?

Psychedelics’ Buddhist Revival?

Tricycle magazine has a new article up on their website confusingly titled Psychedelics’ Buddhist Revival. That’s the word “Psychedelic” in plural possessive form, then “Buddhist,” then “Revival.” So is it a Buddhist revival possessed by more than one psychedelic? Or one Buddhist possessed by multiple psychedelics who is having a revival? The title appears to […]

Princess Buttercup

The Center of a Universe With No Center

I flew to Ohio on the  4th of July. Adriana came with me. We had to change planes in Atlanta. During the flight from Atlanta to Akron, we could see fireworks displays going on way down below. We stayed with Jeff Hardy, aka Jefferson Hardship, aka Jeffro Smull, guitarist of Zero Defex at his new […]

Hitler Sells But I'm Not Buying

Hitler Sells But I’m Not Buying

Around seven or eight years ago, an online Buddhist magazine asked me to contribute articles. At first I was pleased. Then I heard the terms they were offering. I would be paid according to the number of views and shares my articles got. If they got less than a certain number of views, I would […]