KITA KIINNI JA KINTUT RISTIIN!!

I have no idea what that means. But it’s on the back cover of the Finnish edition of Hardcore Zen. I just got a copy of it. It’s published by Basam Books. You can link to their website by clicking “link” below. The site is all in Finnish. And I’ll be impressed if you can […]

AKIO JISSOJI 1937-2006

Akio Jissoji died on Wednesday night. Akio Jissoji was a Japanese TV and film director. He got his first big break directing episodes of Ultraman. The episodes he directed were weird and wonderful things to behold. In fact, if it weren’t for his contributions, I doubt Ultraman would have become the cultural icon it did. […]

SECRET TEACHINGS

First off, the December schedule for Saturday Zazen at the Hill Street Center is Dec. 2, Dec. 9, Dec. 16, and Dec. 23. December 9th is a day-long micro-retreat. On Dec. 23rd Tonen O’Connor from the Milwaukee Zen Center will be in attendance. That should be fun. Thanks for all the comments and e-mails on […]

JESUS

I’ve been thinking of writing a book about Jesus. So I’m gonna write down these thoughts and post them without really editing it much. It’ll be messy. But maybe something useful will come of it. Here goes… There must be a hundred “Buddha and Jesus” books out there. But, although it’s a subject I’ve been […]

MICHAEL RICHARDS MELTDOWN

I saw the Michael Richards racist tirade at the Laugh Factory and the subsequent apology on Letterman on YouTube this morning. I cant stay up that late anymore. Though Ive been meaning to go see something at the Laugh Factory for a while now and had I noticed Michael Richards was doing a show, I […]