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We’re getting recurring problems with the MySQL server for the site, which seems to be going up and down for yet-to-be-determined reasons. Cultivate patience; I’m working on trying to figure out what the issue is, but the ultimate resolution is to move the site to better hosting (which I’m also working on…) Sorry For The […]

God is Eternal

God is Eternal

I like looking at YouTube videos about the creationism vs. evolution debate. They’re so silly! Unfortunately I think a lot of people involved don’t realize it’s comedy. The other day I came across one in which Richard Dawkins is debating some Catholic theologian about God. Dawkins hits the theologian with the old schoolboy question, “If […]



Wednesday July 10, 2013 I will be speaking at Upaya Zen Center 1404 Cerro Gordo Road Santa Fe, NM, 87501. A few people have written to ask me the schedule. They told me, “The dharma talk starts at 5:30pm on Wednesday and goes for one hour.” Someone wrote in asking if there was zazen first. […]

Random photo of me, August Ragone and Ultraman Gaia

NE Tour Summary & Who I Wrote My New Book For

I’m back in Los Angeles from my whirlwind tour of the Northeast. It was good. It was fun. I met lots of really cool people. I did slightly better than breaking even and slightly worse than if I’d spent those same eleven days serving up Grande Lattes at a Starbucks. So it was a financial […]

Ain't Too Proud To Beg

Ain’t Too Proud To Beg

We all beg for a living. Or maybe we don’t. As I travel the great Northeast of our nation, I have had to end each of my talks with a reminder to the audience that I’m traveling at my own expense (no monetary support from my publishers or my sangha or anyone else), that it’s […]