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Reading from my new book in a basement in London.

Europe 2013 Report

As I write this, I’m on a plane from London bound for Montreal. I arrived in London on a plane from Glasgow. In Montreal I’ll catch another plane to Toronto. And finally from there I’ll get yet another plane to Los Angeles. That’s four airplanes (aeroplanes) in one 20-hour day of travel. It’s not as […]

You don't have to stand on your head for my talk, but you can!

LET’S ALL GO TO GLASGOW

On Friday October 25 at 7pm I’ll be speaking at Merchant City Yoga in Glasgow, Scotland. The following day I will host an all-day sitting with dokusan (personal consultation) for all participants who are interested. The info is at: http://www.merchantcityyoga.com/index.php?option=com_fabrik&view=table&tableid=4&calculations=0&resetfilters=0&Itemid=6 This will be my last event in the UK for 2013. I may be back […]

The Zen of Conformity?

The Zen of Conformity?

Last night I did a talk at the Irish Club in Manchester, England with punk rock legend John Robb. That’s him in the photo, though he kept his shirt on last night It was pretty amazing. I’ve been doing as many of these “in conversation” gigs as possible They’re always fun and interesting. I often […]

Dark Shadows

Dark Shadows

Before I get started I want to mention that I’m really excited about my event in Manchester England on this coming Thursday. I will be sharing the stage with John Robb, punk rock musician, producer of records by Cornershop (one of my favourites), author of the definitive biography of The Stone Roses and interviewer of […]

The Pleasures of Zen

The Pleasures of Zen

“Sense pleasure is the First Army of Mara. Due to previous good actions in the sensual or material realms, we find ourselves reborn in this world. Here, as in other sensual spheres, beings are faced with a wide assortment of appealing sense objects. Sweet sounds, rich smells, beautiful ideas, and other delightful objects touch all […]