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First, here’s what happened. Zero Defex, the hardcore punk band in which I play bass, is playing a show tonight (Friday May 18th) in Akron, Ohio as a benefit for our friend Logan Firestone who is dealing with stage four esophageal cancer. I went to high school with Logan and later on shared a decrepit […]
This past weekend Dogen Sangha Los Angeles held its third three-day retreat at Mt. Baldy Zen Center in the mountains near Claremont, California just east of Los Angeles. 30 people participated. While we were up there I did yet another priest ordination. I swear this will be the last one for a very long time. […]
This coming Saturday I will make my debut into Philadelphia society! All y’all who keep saying, “When are you gonna do something in Philly?” are required to be there. Here are the details. SATURDAY MAY 3, 2014 10:30 AM MONKEY MIND ZENDO (operating out of Studio 34) 4522 Baltimore Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19143. The program will begin […]
OK. It’s confirmed. I will be hosting a five-day zazen retreat at Benediktushof in Germany (near Wurzburg) October 12-17, 2014. Contact Benediktushof directly to ask about registration. The one we did last year was wonderbar! Benediktushof is a great space, very quiet and a perfect atmosphere for extended meditation practice. Also, there is still time […]
Nobody’s sent anything in to Ask Mr. Zen! I was serious! Send your questions with the subject heading Ask Mr Zen to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will put together a podcast in which I answer them! The following is an example of what could happen with your question. * * * I got the […]