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Over the past couple of days the question of what constitutes “awakening” has come up a lot in the comments section of this blog. A correspondent called Petrichoric said: “I don’t think that every single person in a sangha or every zen master is a wonderful, kind person, but, um, they fucking should be or [...]
Last night I went to the Texas Theater in the Dallas suburb of Oak Cliff, where Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested, and watched a movie called The Source Family. The film is based on a book by Isis Aquarian and Electricity Aquarian called The Source: The Untold Story of Father Yod, Yo Ho Wha 13 [...]
Happy Mother’s Day to all moms! I’m down in the suburbs of Dallas helping my dad get his house ready to sell. Anybody wanna buy a house in the Dallas suburbs? Yesterday I watched a rough cut of the documentary Pirooz Kalayeh is making about me. It looks pretty darned good! I think it will [...]
If the following article isn’t Zen enough for you, you can go look at the article I wrote for the current isuse of Tricycle magazine (at your newstand now!) called When Your Guru Goes Bad. The new Zero Defex album, Caught in a Reflection, is now available for downloading from iTunes! The video posted above [...]
On April 26th, 18 brave souls ascended Mt. Baldy to join me in the first ever Dogen Sangha Los Angeles Zen Retreat. I’ve led retreats before. But they were always someone else’s retreats. In Japan, I led a number of the Dogen Sangha retreats at Tokei-in temple in Shizuoka. But that was something my teacher, [...]