THE RINZAI STOOGES

Before we start off, reports are coming in from across the nation my new book, Sit Down & Shut Up! is available in the shops. Some people who ordered it on-line already have their copies. So what are you waiting for? Go out and get yours today! I spent some time this afternoon at […]

BORIS YELTSIN, APRIL 28th ZAZEN, OTHER STUFF

First off, in tribute to Russia’s fallen statesman, Boris Yeltsin, I present the following video. Some of you have seen this before. It’s My Niece’s Foot, the band I was in in Japan in 1993-94. The song started off as a weird Russian inflected country hoedown jam by Nick (violin) and Sam (guitar). I started […]

SOTO IS GOOD

My friend Tonen O’Connor of the Milwaukee Zen Center took umbrage at some of my comments about the Soto school of Zen in my previous post. So I thought I’d clarify a bit. I love the Soto school! Some of my best friends are part of the Soto school! But as a comedian in all […]

UG KRISHNAMURTI, THE SOTO SECT, AND COOL HAIRCUTS

I was kind of bummed to hear recently that U.G. Krishnamurti had died. I cant say I was ever any kind of follower of his. I never read any of his books or attended any of his talks. I only know him from the little sound (video?) bytes you can find on YouTube and the […]

ALL DAY ZAZEN APRIL 28th

I just made a correction to the webpage. This month’s all-day Zazen will not be on April 14th as previously announced, but on April 28th. This is because my wife Yuka is being introduced to American culture in the form of our inability to keep our hands off other peoples’ property. Her wallet was stolen […]