This morning I put together the latest in a series of rough cuts of my documentary film, Cleveland’s Screaming. If you go to my blog about that (link to your right) you can read a little about it. The process of artistic creation is a little like Zen. Or maybe a lot like it. The […]


Yesterday I attended the Hare Krishna Festival of Chariots at Venice Beach. I was completely won over by their philosophy and free food and now renounce Buddhism forever! Nah. But the food was very tasty (and I opted for the $7 plate rather than the free one — much tastier!). Hare Krishnas are the best […]


Tomorrow’s Zazen at the Hill Street Center will return to its usual scheduled time 9:30 AM Saturday July 29, 2006. So show up! Dang it! We’ll have orange juice. See the link to your right or click on the title of this article for details. The following day there’s a big Hare Krishna festival […]


I received a question by e-mail the other day from a guy who says he has been noticing very strong parallels between the teachings of Taisen Deshimaru, founder of the AZI Buddhist organization in Europe and those of Gudo Nishijima. Both men studied under Kodo Sawaki and they knew each other. So the questioner wanted […]


I just got back from attending the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal. Fantasia is an amazing festival devoted, as the name might suggest, to fantastic Asian films. Naturally, Ultraman has been a mainstay of Fantasia since its inception in 1996. In fact, this year marks Ultraman’s tenth anniversary with the festival. I was there with […]