DHARMA PUNX TOMORROW & DICKIE PETERSON

I totally forgot to post that I will be speaking at the Dharma Punx/Against The Stream center in Hollywood tomorrow at 11 AM (Sunday October 18, 2009). Tha address is 4300 Melrose (btw Heliotrope and Vermont), Los Angeles, CA 90029. All are welcome, no experience necessary. I just found out only moments ago that Dickie […]

COMMENTS

I was taking a rare peak into the comments section of this blog the other day. Some commenter said: “But is [Brad] a Zen teacher? Then he has an obligation to correct ignorant behavior on HIS blog.” Another commenter thought that was so astute, he repeated it. Then someone else summed up my philosophy on […]

KISS SONIC BOOM

Yesterday I went out to Walmart at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Mall in Los Angeles and bought the new KISS album, Sonic Boom — their first new CD in 11 years. I brought along Steve from Dharma Zen Center who said that malls are soul-destroying places. It’s true. In the hour or so I […]

CONSCIENTIOUS SELFISHNESS Part 2

I thought I ought to write a little more about this idea of conscientious selfishness because I think yesterday’s post just muddled the issue. Sorry about that. This is the danger of blogging. I tend to feel that blog postings should be more immediate, unfiltered and un-fussed-over than regular articles. Maybe this idea is one […]

CONSCIENTIOUS SELFISHNESS

I’ve been thinking about compassion lately. People keep asking me about it because Buddhist teachers are supposed to talk about compassion all the time. But I hate talking about things I’m supposed to talk about. Whenever some idea starts wending its way through a culture it very quickly turns into a cliche and dies. Compassion […]