TRANSMISSION and HAYATA

Man! I woke up at ten o’clock this morning. I don’t think I’ve woken up that late since I was like 25. I used to be a late sleeper when I was a rock musician. You have to be when you get back at 4 AM from a gig. But these days even on the […]

I HAVE NOT RESIGNED AS PRESIDENT OF DOGEN SANGHA

As I’m certain most readers of this blog are aware, Mr. James Cohen (aka Jundo), President of Treeleaf Zendo, has recently uploaded a number of comments to this blog regarding my status as president of Dogen Sangha International. These comments appear in the post below this one entitled “Bye Bye Tokio.” There are only two […]

BYE BYE TOKIO!

My World Domination Tour 2009 is officially done (though it looks like I’ll have some Canadian dates to announce in November). The retreat at Tokei-in temple in Shizuoka, Japan ended yesterday. It was real and it was fun and it was real fun. We had 14 people at the beginning and ended with 16. This […]

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Yep, that’s right cats and kittens, I’m back in Japan! And boy are my arms tired. The flight I was on was full of junior high students so I got bumped up to business class. Classy! Actually I’ve always had complete contempt for people who ride first or business class*. It just seems to wasteful […]

THE BRISTOL STOMP!

I’m in Bristol now. Here’s the info on the talk I’m giving tonight: • September 14, 2009 (Mon) 7 PM Oddfellows Hall, West Park, Cliffton, Bristol for details contact awarenessworks@btconnect.com I rode the train here last night with Mike Leutchford, an old friend and one of Nishijima Roshi’s Dharma Heirs. At train stations all over […]