FROM BIRTH TO DEATH IT’S JUST LIKE THIS

There’s a guy who’s real smart. Buddhist guy. Knows every sutra. He takes up with a new teacher and the teacher asks him, “So what sutra do you lecture about? The smart guy goes, “The Heart Sutra.” Master goes, “How do you lecture on the heart sutra?” Smart guy says, “With my mind.” FOOTNOTE: In […]

ZEN CLASS SCEHDULE

I’m in Ohio now & trying to deal with my Saturday Zazen class in Santa Monica from a remote location is proving to be difficult. To those of you who may have looked at the schedule I put up yesterday — please look again, what I put up there was completely wrong! The correct schedule […]

ENCOUNTERS WITH ENLIGHTENED BEINGS

Near my apartment there’s a New Age bookstore called The Bodhi Tree. Occassionally I’ll go in there and brouse the shelves. I’ve actually found a few decent books there, translations of the old Sutras and such-like. But most of the shelf space is given over to books which recount various authors’ encounters with Enlightened Beings. […]

SITTING IN CHAIRS Part A Million

Long time readers will note that I now have a video on the page. This is the trailer for my movie Cleveland’s Screaming. Watch it and make it more popular than that chick who complains about everything… A couple people have written about the sitting in chairs thing. I probably shouldn’t even say this because […]

SITTING IN CHAIRS

The other day I got an e-mail from someone who wanted to visit my Zen class in Santa Monica (which, by the way, has an average weekly attendance of about 4 people, so please feel free to stop by). She said that when she sits on the floor it is painful and asked me if […]