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Buddha and Jesus

Buddha and Jesus

A friend of mine has a baby. He’s closing in on two years old, I think. He’s been raised around a lot of Buddhists. He’s spent time at San Francisco Zen Center and Tassajara. For a while now he’s called any sort of religious figure type item he comes across “Buddha.” He sees a statue […]

I Am Not A Zen Buddhist... OK. I Am.

I Am Not A Zen Buddhist… OK. I Am.

Alan Watts, author of a number of popular books about Zen including my personal favorite This Is It, said in a lecture, “I am not a Zen Buddhist; I’m not advocating Zen Buddhism; I’m not trying to convert anyone to it.  I have nothing to sell: I’m an entertainer. That is to say in the […]