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Gudo Wafu Nishijima 1919-2014

Gudo Wafu Nishijima 1919-2014

My ordaining teacher, Gudo Wafu Nishijima, died on January 28, 2014. He was 94 years old. Jundo Cohen wrote a short obituary for him on Sweeping Zen. People have been sending me condolence messages ever since I posted this on Facebook yesterday. Most of them say something like “I’m sorry for your loss.” And I appreciate […]

Theology For Atheists

Theology For Atheists

According to Richard Dawkins, “The achievements of theologians don’t do anything, don’t affect anything, don’t mean anything. What makes anyone think that ‘theology’ is a subject at all?” But Oliver Burkeman, a blogger at the UK paper The Guardian, has a different opinion. He recently published a piece entitled The One Theology Book All Atheists […]

The Zen of Steve Jobs?

The Zen of Steve Jobs?

I went to the Strand bookstore in New York City yesterday and there I picked up two comic books. One was volume 2 of DC Comics’ Strange Adventures series. These are reprints of science fiction comics from the fifties featuring apes trying to take over the world (long before the Planet of the Apes films) and […]

Football and Faith

Football and Faith

Last weekend we showed Brad Warner’s Hardcore Zen in Boulder and Denver. We had no idea when we scheduled these showings that we’d be up against the Broncos Vs the uhh… Patriots (?) game for the uhhhh… World Domination of Football Grand Prize Thing or whatever it’s called. This was one of those many times […]

Rock And Roll And The Bodhisattva Vow

Rock And Roll And The Bodhisattva Vow

This weekend, the movie Brad Warner’s Hardcore Zen will play in Boulder (Sat. Jan. 18 at 7:00pm at Muenziger Auditorium at the University of Colorado) and Denver (Sunday Jan. 19 at 1:00pm at Sie Film Center). We’re still several tickets short of our necessary minimum for the Denver screening. So please buy some tickets, Denver […]