MY ZEN PEDIGREE

The subject of my Zen pedigree has come up a few times recently. I’m sure some of you will remember when Bruce Lambson, Director of the Big Mind Big Heart Institute said I was “not yet even a Sensei” whereas his boss was a Roshi*. While I’ve been making the rounds trying to set up […]

ZEN ULTRAMAN EPISODE

While going through some old files related to my former job, I came across this very brief synopsis of an episode of Ultraman I proposed sometime in the mid-90s. The episode was to be titled “Shiki Soku Ze Ku” or “Form is Emptiness.” It was proposed for a series which was to have been titled […]

BACK FROM THE WILDERNESS

I just got back from ten days at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center deep in the Ventana Wilderness Area near Carmel Valley, California. Tassajara’s annual schedule goes something like this: Winter Practice PeriodSpring Work PeriodSummer Guest SeasonLate Summer Work PeriodFall Practice PeriodInterim The two practice periods are zazen intensives — pretty much straight wall-gazing from 4AM […]

SHUKKE and THE MONTY HALL DILEMMA (or DON’T QUIT YOUR DAY JOB!)

First the administrative stuff: Tomorrow, Dec. 20, 2008 we’ll have our all-day Zen thing at Hill Street Center (details at link to your left). There will be no prepared lunch this time. I’ll be having a peanut butter sandwich at HSC. Others are welcome to join me. But bring your own sandwiches. Also, I have […]

FINLAND and the good ol’ USA

I’m going to Finland! August 24 – 30, 2009 I’ll be doing a bunch of talks and zazen things in Finland. I’ll be in Jyväskylä and Helsinki and probably a few other places. I don’t have specific dates yet. But I’ll post them when I get them. If you’re on Facebook, they’ve set up a […]