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Here’s a question I got on the Internets: I´ve been doing Zazen for about 9 months now. I also stopped drinking around the same time because I felt it really affected my practice in a bad way. Since committing to this practice I’ve gradually, among other things, started to enjoy my alone time again. As […]
I got an email and it went something like this: “I spent the last little while practicing with a sangha at a fairly large Zen temple, but recently I’ve had to move several hours away to help run my family’s farm in a rural area. What is your advice about practicing with minimal support or […]
The following is an outtake from my forthcoming book Letters to a Dead Friend About Zen. The book is a series of letters written to my dead friend Marky, who I had known since high school. I never told him about Zen and now I want to. Dear Marky, One of your friends told me […]
My forthcoming book, Letters to a Dead Friend About Zen, is constructed as a series of letters written to my friend Marky who died of cancer in 2014. Shortly after the book comes out in October, I will launch a podcast. In each episode of the podcast, I will read a new letter to Marky […]
Someone forwarded me a link to an interesting article entitled, “The Problem of Mindfulness.” I expected this to be yet another piece about how people were freaking out after signing up for a course that was supposed to teach them how not to freak out. I’ve written about that myself. Or else I thought maybe […]