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 […]

ROHATSU, FORRY, BEVERLY and KOICHI

Today is December 8th, notable to me for three reasons. 1) It’s traditionally celebrated as the day Buddha attained Enlightenment, 2) it’s the day John Lennon died and 3) it’s the day the Japanese think of as Pearl Harbor Day (because of the international dateline, the attack occurred on the 8th in Japanese time, not […]

ZEN BOOKS THAT DON’T SUCK

I put a new page up about zen books that don’t suck. It’ll be a permanent link on this page. I did that for two reasons. One was that people keep asking me for recommendations on what to read. I don’t intend for this to be a comprehensive list of the good Zen books. There […]