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Caught in a Reflection

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 […]

Mount Baldy Retreat Report

Mount Baldy Retreat Report

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, […]

That The Dharma Should Be Given Freely Does Not Mean It Should Be Taken Freely

That The Dharma Should Be Given Freely Does Not Mean It Should Be Taken Freely

First there will be no zazen tonight at Yogavidala and no zazen meeting on Saturday at Hill Street Center in Santa Monica. This is because I will be leading a retreat this weekend at Mount Baldy. Amazingly, you can still sign up for it. But you’d better do it quick because as of tomorrow morning […]

GILL WOMEN OF THE PREHISTORIC PLANET -- now on sale!!

GILL WOMEN OF THE PREHISTORIC PLANET — now on sale!!

First off, we will be holding our Grope Free Zen Retreat™ at Mount Baldy Zen Center this weekend from Friday through Sunday. There is still space available so sign up now! All the info you need is on this webpage. Do it! You know you want to! Also I’ve got a new article up on […]

More Thoughts on the Boston Bombings

More Thoughts on the Boston Bombings

Sometimes I get a little experimental with this blog. In my last entry I tried something that had once been very helpful for me, but in a new context. When I first started practicing Buddhism the big, scary bugaboo in the world was not terrorism but the Cold War. Throughout the Reagan Years the world […]