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I'm OK!

I’m OK!

I received two emails today from readers who were worried about me because I haven’t put anything on this blog since June. I’m OK! I may not be putting much on this blog, but I am doing a lot of video for my YouTube channel. You can find it at  https://www.youtube.com/hardcorezen The reason I’m not […]

Activism and the Central Nervous System

Activism and the Central Nervous System

Yesterday I posted a video on YouTube of a conversation I had with Sensei Alex Kakuyo. Sensei Alex is one of my favorite contemporary Buddhist teachers. He’s a young guy, but very wise and very serious about his practice. It was a great conversation about Buddhism and activism. I hope you’ll take a look. It’s […]

Sentient Beings

Sentient Beings

“(The phrase) ‘all sentient beings’ discussed now in the Buddha-way, means all beings possessing mind, for mind itself is sentient beings. Those beings not possessing mind should equally be sentient beings, because sentient beings  are, as such, mind. Therefore mind is invariably sentient beings; sentient beings are necessarily the Buddha Nature of existence. Grasses and trees, […]

UNSUBSCRIBING

UNSUBSCRIBING

Over the past couple of days I have deleted the “news” app from my phone and unsubscribed to anything “news-like” that I was getting via email. I’ve deleted the “news” section from my YouTube feed as well. I’m not looking at Facebook or Twitter, although I will keep posting links to new articles and videos […]

How Not to Be Crazy in a Global Pandemic

How Not to Be Crazy in a Global Pandemic

Things are never black or white. Things are never one way or the other. Things are always many ways at the same time. At the outset of this current pandemic, some doofus on Facebook was trying to spread the word that I am a “coronavirus truther.” So I feel compelled to repeat again and again […]