First off I have updated my book tour page again. Some of the specific locations for European gigs that have lacked them are now filled in, particularly in France. I have also added info about the annual Dogen Sangha Zen retreat in Shizuoka. Since my new book is coming out in September, the organizers have […]
1941-2007 Rest in Peace, Mom. Thank you.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]