Be a Loser

Be a Loser

Someone sent me an email asking me how to deal with a problem with the boss at work. Here’s how I answered: Well…. It’s hard to guess exactly what the situation is. Even if you explained it to me fully, I wouldn’t know it exactly. In my days of working at Tsuburaya Productions I often […]

Breath Regulation and When to Do Zazen

Breath Regulation and When to Do Zazen

Someone emailed to ask when the best times for sitting were and how to regulate the breath when doing zazen. Here’s my answer. 1. I sit first thing in the morning, then again around 11am-12pm (because I’m locked in anyway), the  again in the evening whenever I get to it. That’s the best routine for […]

Will Antidepressants Inhibit Your Spiritual Growth?

Will Antidepressants Inhibit Your Spiritual Growth?

I’m sorry I haven’t been blogging much lately. I’m working on a new book and it’s hard to keep writing the blog when I do that. I’m going to see if I can use my responses to people’s emails as material for the blog. I will always protect the privacy of people who email me. […]

I'm OK!

I’m OK!

I received two emails today from readers who were worried about me because I haven’t put anything on this blog since June. I’m OK! I may not be putting much on this blog, but I am doing a lot of video for my YouTube channel. You can find it at  https://www.youtube.com/hardcorezen The reason I’m not […]

Activism and the Central Nervous System

Activism and the Central Nervous System

Yesterday I posted a video on YouTube of a conversation I had with Sensei Alex Kakuyo. Sensei Alex is one of my favorite contemporary Buddhist teachers. He’s a young guy, but very wise and very serious about his practice. It was a great conversation about Buddhism and activism. I hope you’ll take a look. It’s […]