KARMA KORN

First of all, thanks to the nice folks at Lake Claremont Press for sending me a copy of their book From Shock Theater to Svengoolie, all about TV horror movie hosts in Chicago. Cool book! TV horror movie hosts were a big part of my growing up years. Now sadly they all seem to be […]

WE’LL BE OUT THERE HAVING FUN IN THE WARM SHAMBHALA SUN!

As some folks already pointed out, I got an article in the latest ish of Shambhala Sun. It’s the March, 2008 issue. You’ll recognize it because it’s the issue of Shambhala Sun with the Dalai Lama on the cover. Oh wait, the Dalai Lama is on the cover of every issue of Shambhala Sun. So […]

CROOKED CUCUMBER and INTERFAITH VOICES

… but not in that order. Yesterday I did an interview with a public radio show called Interfaith Voices. My interview will be on next week’s show, from Thurs. Jan 24- Wed. Jan. 30th. Here’s the list of the 40 stations we’re on to find outwhen to tune in: http://interfaithradio.org/tunein. If your local public radio […]

BACK FROM FRISCO

I’m back from San Francisco and down in Los Angeles again. Long time readers will note that the links to the weekly Zen classes at Hill Street Center and the all-day Zazen have finally been updated, for the first time since August. Sorry about that. I’ll try to be better. Just to reiterate what’s there, […]

TEACHERS AND STUDENTS

The whole teacher/student thing is interesting to watch. At a big residential place like San Francisco Zen Center (SFZC) where I’ve been staying for the past week or so, it’s vital to keep some clear lines of demarcation between teachers and students. The rakusus (little bib-like thingies you get when you receive the Buddhist precepts) […]