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On December 21st I will ordain four Zen priests. This is the first time I have ever done such a thing. Iâ€™ve performed jukai ceremonies, which are very similar to priest ordinations, before. A jukai ceremony is where a person agrees to commit their lives to following the Three Devotions, the Three Universal Precepts and […]
Pirooz Kalayeh’s movie about me, Brad Warner’s Hardcore Zen, is done and ready for the world. It was shown for the first time on October 5th, 2013 in Amsterdam at the Buddhist Film Festival of Europe. People there dug it, I am told. I couldn’t attend because that day I was hosting a 5-day Zen […]
Our Autumn retreat at Mt. Baldy Zen Center is over and done. But those of you who didn’t go will get another chance when we hold our next retreat there in April. Stay tuned right here for details. One of the many interesting topics that came up this past weekend was the matter of the […]
I heard about Lou Reed’s death via a posting on Facebook. But the first article I read about it was in the English paper, the Daily Mail. The paper was one of the free newspapers available on a flight I took from Glasgow to London the day after the news of Reed’s death was announced. […]