Thanks for all the suggestions. Today I’m working on rewriting Nishijima’s version of Nagarjuna’s Fundamental Song of the Middle Way. As I was typing away trying to explain a particular point he made, I put down the following paragraph: “We say, for example, that a whirlpool is a spiraling current of water in a river. […]


I haven’t updated this blog for a while, have I? I’ve been running all over the place for the past week or so. I put together the final(?) version of my movie Cleveland’s Screaming to send to Scat Records who will be issuing the DVD this Summer. A bunch of people forwarded me the following […]


For those of you who have asked, here are some videos of my talk at Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska in the Fall of 2006. On Getting into punk:[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BVOWLOz4BQ] On my teacher, Gudo Nishijima:[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eQCGChEcso] On the connection between punk rock and Zen:[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5IO6KlwFeU] By the way, I’m available for weddings and bar mitzvahs… (seriously, I do […]


I’m in Peet’s Coffee Shop on the Sunset Strip as I write this. Just a couple minutes ago a lame-ass pseudo punk rock dickhead with a big Mohawk and a high priced leather jacket walked in. How do I know he was a dickhead? Here’s how. He walks into the place, makes a beeline for […]

ZAZEN TOMORROW (January 20, 2007)

I just wanted to make sure everyone knows there will be Zazen at the Hill Street Center in Santa Monica on Saturday January 20, 2007 at the regularly scheduled time. But I will not be there. There’s a link to your right with all the detials. Thanks again for all the messages of support.