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The Joshu Sasaki sex scandal has made both the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times thus making it officially news, as opposed to just the stuff that gets bantered about on Buddhist blogs. One of the reasons things like this have been covered up in the past is the knowledge among us Buddhists […]
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 […]
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; Iím not advocating Zen Buddhism; Iím not trying to convert anyone to it.† I have nothing to sell: Iím an entertainer. That is to say in the […]
On Saturday February 2, 2013 at 10 pm I’ll be playing bass with The Buzz Clic Adventure at The Buchanan Arms, 2013 W Burbank Blvd, Burbank, California 91506-1318. The Facebook event page for this show is here. It’s really an honor and privilege to be playing with Buzz Clic. Buzz was the lead guitarist and […]
Before I get started, tonight, Wednesday January 23, 2013, at 7:15 pm I will host zazen at Yogavidala 4640 Franklin Ave††Los Angeles, CA 90027, on the corner of Franklin and Vermont behind the 7-11 in Los Feliz. We’ve been doing this for about four months now every Wednesday night. We’re getting about 2-5 people each […]