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Yep. The slogan was first used by Reagan and Bush in the 980 campaign

Make America Great Again… Go On a Zen Retreat

Tomorrow is election day in the USA. My prediction, for what it’s worth, is that Hillary Clinton will not only win, but win by a sizable majority. There will be a few trouble spots here and there, but nothing very big. We shall see tomorrow if I’m right or wrong. What you will need most […]

Buddha Knows Who You Should Vote For

Buddha Knows Who You Should Vote For

I don’t. But Buddha does. We need to be clear on our terms here. I do not mean to imply that Buddha is some kind of spiritual entity or God sitting up in Buddha Heaven who holds a partisan opinion about who you should vote for. Nor do I want to imply that I, as […]

Laurel and Hardy down the street from where I live.

Back in LA

I arrived back in Los Angeles at noon on Saturday, October 29th. I’m still not home, though. I lent my nephew my apartment while I was away and he can’t move into his new place until Tuesday. So I’m still living out of a suitcase. Americans in Europe tend to be obnoxious. I lost count […]

Resist Xenophobia!

Resist Xenophobia!

A couple weeks ago, I stayed in a giant hippy-anarchist house in Berlin. Biggest hippy house I ever saw! It was like six stories of hippies! Apparently it had once been a squat. It was in what used to be East Berlin. It’s still “East Berlin,” but not in the same way as before. Sometime […]

Form is Emptiness

Form is Emptiness

During the discussion of the Heart Sutra yesterday at the retreat I’m leading in Benediktushof, I started talking about how the idea that form is emptiness is very much related to some of the stuff people have discovered recently in the world of science. A long time ago people figured out that all matter is […]