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Can You Recommend a Place to Do Zen in My Area?

I’m sorry. I don’t keep up with the meditation scene around the country or around the world. I don’t maintain a list of good places to practice zazen. Apart from the very small number of places I’ve actually visited, I know nothing about who’s doing what in the Zen world. In fact, I can’t say I […]

Zen & Yoga Retreat April 13-15, 2018

Zen & Yoga Retreat April 13-15, 2018

In less than two weeks, I will be leading yet another Three Day Zen and Yoga Retreat at Mt. Baldy Zen Center. This one is April 13-15, 2018. Sign up now for the early bird discount (none of your retreat fee will go to me, by the way)! Signing up sooner also helps us a […]

What You Think You Think is Often at Odds With What You Really Think

What You Think You Think is Often at Odds With What You Really Think

The other day I put up a quote on the evil monster that is Facebook from an interview with my favorite singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock. It went, “Any culture which is based around sitting around taking drugs I would say was pretty close to being nihilistic. Especially ones as confusing and vapid as marijuana and LSD. You […]

Ethical Aliens

Ethical Aliens

Imagine a society in which every individual has access to power capable of destroying a city. How about capable of destroying a state? A nation? A world? If you envision alien beings capable of interstellar travel, you are, by necessity, envisioning a society wherein individuals have access to such devastating power. If you look at […]

Dancing With Libtards and Fascists

Dancing With Libtards and Fascists

All of my life I’ve been a confirmed libtard. I was never as committed to the cause as some people. But I did join a hardcore punk band whose main songwriter at the time was a confirmed socialist. Or maybe he was an anarcho-syndicalist? I was never quite sure what that was, but I heard […]