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Godzilla Disrobed

Godzilla Disrobed

I’ve decided to make a change in our upcoming retreat at Mt. Baldy Zen Center, April 5-7, 2019 (sign up now, we’ve still got a few open cushions). We’re not going to wear Buddhist robes this time. I’ve had two main Zen teachers. One of them never wore robes. The other one always wore robes. […]

Zen So White

Zen So White

I got an email recently from a person at the Brooklyn Zen Center who objected to some of the stuff I said in my article about Collective Karma. She said, “I understand your point about collective karma and we do not discuss it in such simplistic cause and effect terms.” That’s good to hear. But […]

More Musings on Why Spiritual Teachers Go Wrong

More Musings on Why Spiritual Teachers Go Wrong

Today someone wrote me an email about some of the stuff I’ve said recently concerning the Noah Levine scandals. I wrote her a long email back. That email is reproduced below for your enjoyment. I won’t be talking about any of this in our forthcoming ZEN & YOGA RETREAT at Mt. Baldy, but I am obligated […]

Shin jin inga, "deep belief in cause and effect"

Collective Karma?

Last week I wrote a piece about our forthcoming Zen and Yoga retreat at Mt. Baldy Zen Center April 5-7, 2019. Near the end of that piece I contrasted the things we talk about during lectures at our retreats with an announcement by the Brooklyn Zen Center about a forthcoming retreat called “Working with Collective […]

There's a reason they built statues to a guy whose main talent was his ability to sit still.

What a Zen Retreat Is and What It Is Not

The Angel City Zen Center will be holding a Zen and Yoga Retreat at Mt. Baldy Zen Center April 5-7, 2019. Please sign up now! While I was thinking about what to say to promote the retreat, I looked through my old blogs. I found a post from January, 2013, a few months before our […]