RETREAT REPORT and GENERAL GRIPING

I’m back in Tokyo now after the annual Dogen Sangha Zazen Retreat in Shizuoka, Japan. A good time was had by all. Except for one guy who literally ran away. Well, I’m not certain if he ran or walked. But he left the zendo during one of the kinhin periods and just never came back. […]

IMAGE DOWN

First off it’s Brad’s new favorite song time! A new feature I plan to update every time I feel like updating it. Hooray! Today’s song is IMAGE DOWN. Here is the original version by the Japanese new wave band Boowy circa 1982. I heard this while shopping in a video store here in Tokyo the […]

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH

I’m back from Colorado now. Back at sea level where the air has oxygen in it. That’s nice. I didn’t learn until my last day there that newcomers should take Asprin regularly to dialate their capilaries and get more oxygen into their systems. I guess I shoulda read up on it before going. While I […]

THE NAKED APE

Couple things to get out of the way before we begin. I’ve received a lot of e-mails and comments lately expressing concern for my financial situation. I’m sorry to have made anyone worry. But, really, my financial situation is just fine for now. I’m trying to get rid of stuff because I have way too […]

ELEVISION

For all you folks in Colorado or anywhere West of the Mississippi who are required to attend or be reborn as toadstools for a zillion lifetimes, here’s a flier about my upcoming appearance on the Elevision TV show. Click on the image & you should be able to see a bigger, more legible version. Here’s […]