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One of the most interesting questions regarding maintaining a meditation practice in the midst of living an ordinary life is the matter of how to practice if you have children. The classic books about meditation tend not to address this subject because they were generally written by celibate monks who, even when they did try […]
There’s a tweet storm raging about abortion and I accidentally got involved. Some science fiction writer posted what he said was an unbeatable argument that would destroy the Pro-Life crowd forever. I read it, thought it was dopey, and moved on. Then George Takei, Star Trek’s Mr. Sulu, reposted it. I responded to Takei’s post, […]
Once when I was talking to my friend Gesshin, she used the phrase “in it to win it” to describe the attitude she tried to take on life in general. I think the phrase perfectly encapsulates the Buddhist approach to living. I’m not sure where the phrase “in it to win it” originated. But it’s […]
I’m doing an on-stage discussion tonight at 7:30 at Against the Stream Hollywood (4300 Melrose Ave.) with Shozan Jack Haubner, author of the books Single White Monk and Zen Confidential. I met Shozan at Mount Baldy Zen Center where he was a monk for a very long time. He was one of the people tasked […]
All over the Interwebs, folks are calling out Hollywood’s terrible treatment of women in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal. Of course, this sort of thing has been part of the film industry ever since the film industry began. But maybe it’ll finally start to change. The Internet as a whole seems to […]