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 […]

NEW SUICIDE GIRLS ARTICLE: YOU CELIBATE I’LL BUY A BIT!

I got a new Suicide Girls article up right now. Go look. According to the press the Dalai Lama said sex invariably spells trouble. Actually what he said (in part) was, “Sexual pleasure, sexual desire, actually I think is short period satisfaction and often, that leads to more complication. Too much attachment towards your children, […]

MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL, ALTBOOK BAZAAR in BURBANK Dec. 13th 6-9PM (free booze)

The current issue of Maximum Rocknroll (#308, January 2009), one of the longest running and coolest punk rock magazines has an interview with me on the subject of my movie Cleveland’s Screaming!. So go out and get a copy today. It’s just four bucks and the rest of the magazine is pretty groovy. Look for […]