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Fire Monks

Fire Monks

My roommate Pirooz Kaleyah is making a documentary about me. He was making the doc before I moved in with him. Now he wants to get people’s comments about me to use in the movie. He has established a system by which you can send him your videos. Here is the link explaining how it […]

Kumare

Kumare

Last night I saw the movie Kumare. (go to kumaremovie.com for the trailer & other info) It’s a tremendously important film that I really hope gets a lot of notice. But it’s a movie that will be widely misunderstood. Take, for example, the review in the June 29th issue of Entertainment Weekly. They say: American […]

Batman Tragedy

Batman Tragedy

Before I begin, a couple of things. First off, tomorrow (July 21, 2012 for those of you reading in the future) I will host the regular Saturday zazen at Hill Street Center, 237 Hill St., Santa Monica, CA 90405. It starts at 9:50 AM with zazen instructions for anyone who needs them. Those who don’t […]

Dana Paramita - Generosity As Buddhist Practice

Dana Paramita – Generosity As Buddhist Practice

First off, tomorrow, July 14, 2012 I will be hosting Dogen Sangha Los Angeles monthly day-long zazen thing. The location as 237 Hill St. Santa Monica, CA 90405 at the intersection of Hill and Second Streets. It starts at 9:50 AM (come at 9:30 if you need zazen instructions), ends at 3:30 PM and theres […]

Buddhism, a Religion Based on Not Giving a Fuck?

Buddhism, a Religion Based on Not Giving a Fuck?

This picture got posted on my Facebook wall (why is it called a wall?) last week. Apparently it’s one of those things that’s been making the rounds on the Internets lately judging by the number of comments it had attracted even before it reached me. I don’t even want to get into the implied racism […]