CNN

CNN

So yesterday I went on CNN again. As one does (insert fake upper-crust vaguely British accent). The last time I was on CNN I did a show called something like… oh what was it? Spiritual Sunday or something along those lines. It was a Sunday morning show in which they interviewed various spiritual teachers then cut those […]

Who’s Got the Time?

There’s a new product on the market called Zen12 that let’s you get an hour’s worth of meditation in just twelve minutes! Or as Arj Barker says in The Sickest Buddhist, “The instructor just told us to do a 45 minute meditation. I nailed it in ten!” So you probably won’t need to come to Culver […]

Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas

This has got to be the most bummer Christmas season I’ve experienced in gosh knows how many years. In the news it’s been all about cops getting acquitted of murder, the terrible state of race relations in America, or that whole bizarre publicity stunt Sony Pictures has been doing to make sure Seth Rogen’s new movie […]

The Newly Mindful Anderson Cooper

The Newly Mindful Anderson Cooper

My friend Valerie sent me a link to an on-line story called The Newly Mindful Anderson Cooper. If you’re one of my many readers outside of the US you’re probably as clueless as me about Anderson Cooper, since I don’t watch TV unless I’m visiting someone who has one switched on and I can’t get […]

Mindfulness and "Religion"

Mindfulness and “Religion”

Last night at the weekly zazen thing in Silverlake (LA hipster ghetto) someone asked me about aspects of mindfulness that are present in non-Buddhist traditions. At first I didn’t understand the question, but we talked some more later and  I think I got it, so I’ll paraphrase. We we could use the word “mindfulness,” derived from the […]