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Imaginary Conversations

Imaginary Conversations

First off, tomorrow, like almost every other Saturday, I’ll be leading Zen at the Veteran’s Memorial Center 4117 Overland Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230. All are welcome! It starts at 10:00am not 9:30 tomorrow. There will be yoga led by Nina Snow before zazen. And next weekend I’ll lead a 2-day retreat at Against the […]

No Justice No Peace?

No Justice No Peace?

We are still having trouble with the blog. I can post again, but when you (or I, or anyone else) try to log in to comment it doesn’t work. We’re getting that fixed. For now, I decided it’s better to start posting again than to keep waiting. If you want to comment on this, you […]

We’re Back!

The blog has been down for a few days. You could view it but I couldn’t post anything new and I believe commenting was disabled as well. We did this because we were moving the site to a new server. That’s been done now. So you won’t be seeing those scary warning messages that the […]

Person of No Rank

Person of No Rank

One day Zen Master Rinzai (Ch. Lin-chi) said, “There is a true man of no rank (無位眞人) in the mass of naked flesh , who goes in and out from your facial features. Those who have not yet testified, look, look!” A monk came forward and said, “Who is this true man of no rank?” Master […]

Money

Money

A reader recently asked me to write about money. Since I just finished doing my taxes a couple days ago it seemed like a reasonable theme to write about. I’ve written about topics involving money before, quite recently even. But I’m not sure I’ve written a whole lot about money itself. Talking about the Buddhist attitude […]