ONE-DAY ZAZEN TOMORROW (July 8, 2006)

We’re having a one-day Zazen retreat tomorrow at the Hill Street Center in Santa Monica. The details are over there to your right at the link called “Monthly Zazen Retreats.” For all the flak I’ve taken for supposedly being a celebrity Zen Master who is only into Buddhism to become famous, we’ve had exactly two […]

A NASTY BIT OF WORK**

I been reading this weird-ass Buddhist flame war on the Internet lately. I don’t usually follow such things, but a friend of mine pointed me in the direction of this one and I started following it the way you might follow One Life to Live or General Hospital. One of the players in the thing […]

JIGSAW ZEN

I’m back now from Ohio. The showing of the rough cut of my documentary went really well. It was held at a bar in Parma, Ohio called the Jigsaw Saloon. I was amazed to see that most of the folks who showed up early for the film, and there were quite a lot of them, […]

ZEN CLASS SCEHDULE

I’m in Ohio now & trying to deal with my Saturday Zazen class in Santa Monica from a remote location is proving to be difficult. To those of you who may have looked at the schedule I put up yesterday please look again, what I put up there was completely wrong! The correct schedule […]

ENCOUNTERS WITH ENLIGHTENED BEINGS

Near my apartment there’s a New Age bookstore called The Bodhi Tree. Occassionally I’ll go in there and brouse the shelves. I’ve actually found a few decent books there, translations of the old Sutras and such-like. But most of the shelf space is given over to books which recount various authors’ encounters with Enlightened Beings. […]