Godzilla King of the Monsters Review

Godzilla King of the Monsters Review

I saw the new Godzilla film, Godzilla King of the Monsters a few days ago in Turku, Finland. I ended up liking it in spite of the fact that I also kind of hated it. I don’t want to spend a lot of time telling you the reasons I hated it or even telling you […]

There is No Mistake

There is No Mistake

Yesterday I arrived in in Turku, Finland at about 3am. I managed to sleep through the night, which surprised the heck out of me. During the night I had a dream in which I was talking to an audience about Zen. When I woke up, I typed what I could recall of the talk that […]

Goodnight, Oslo

Goodnight, Oslo

I’m sitting in Oslo airport, where I’ve been for the past… um… five hours? Has it been six hours? I’m not really sure. I departed from LAX at 8:30pm on the night of Sunday May 26th. According to my watch it is now about 8:45pm here in Norway. My phone tells me that the date is […]

The Poison Arrow Parable Revised

The Poison Arrow Parable Revised

There’s an old Buddhist story called the Poison Arrow Parable. It goes like this: “Suppose a man is wounded by a poisoned arrow, and his friends bring him to a surgeon. Suppose the man should say, ‘I will not let this arrow be taken out until I know who shot me; which caste he is […]

No Rank and No Identity

No Rank and No Identity

A long time ago, Zen Master Rinzai said, “There is a true person of no rank who is constantly coming and going from the portals of your face. Who is that true person of no rank?” A few centuries later we get the story of Yu the Doughnut Maker (aka Yu Daopo). It can be […]