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Is Zen Really Buddhism?

Is Zen Really Buddhism?

Nobody’s sent anything in to Ask Mr. Zen! I was serious! Send your questions with the subject heading Ask Mr Zen to 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 […]

Ask Mr Zen / Paul Stanley's Book

Ask Mr Zen / Paul Stanley’s Book

Thanks to everyone who attended last night’s screening of Brad Warner’s Hardcore Zen in San Francisco. The Q&A was fun even though it was a million o’clock for me when I did it! Who’s got questions? I’m thinking about doing a podcast or something called Ask Mr. Zen. Send your questions with Ask Mr Zen […]

The real stars of Brad Warner's Hardcore Zen, Rachel McCrary and little Barbara Walters! (That's not a toy!)

Decoding Deepak

First of all, thank you to all the people who attended last night’s screening of Brad Warner’s Hardcore Zen in Los Angeles. I couldn’t be there in person. But I stayed up till 2 AM Eastern time to do a phone-in Q&A. This actually worked far better than I expected. So we’ll be doing it […]

That Dirty Word "Buddhism"

That Dirty Word “Buddhism”

“Fred,” a commenter on this blog, quoted an article by Sam Harris from 2006. In it Sam Harris said, “Worse still, the continued identification of Buddhists with Buddhism lends tacit support to the religious differences in our world. At this point in history, this is both morally and intellectually indefensible—especially among affluent, well-educated Westerners who […]

The Hard Way on Purpose

The Hard Way on Purpose

Did everybody sign up for our 3-day Zen retreat in Mt. Baldy May 9-11? No? You only have one more day to get the discount. Better hop on that! I recently bought and read David Giffels’ book The Hard Way On Purpose. I’ve known David ever since we both played in bands at The Dale […]