World Peace in Ireland

World Peace in Ireland

Two weekends ago I led a retreat in Belfast, Northern Ireland and this past weekend I led one about two hours’ drive up the road from Dublin in a retreat center called Jampa Ling. Tomorrow night I’ve been invited to attend the opening celebrations to kick off International World Peace Day in Dublin. Peace is good. […]

To the People of the Year 3816 CE

To the People of the Year 3816 CE

Today is my last full day in Northern Ireland. I’m gonna go out and enjoy the day soon. Yesterday I received the T-shirts that Annette Mann put together for this year’s tour and they sure are spiffy! We only made 100 of these because we have no idea if anyone will buy them or not. […]

The Angel City Zen Center is HAPPENING!

The Angel City Zen Center is HAPPENING!

It’s chilly and drizzly here in Belfast, Northern Ireland and my cold is getting better. I spent much of last weekend’s retreat here coughing and trying not to fall over as I sat. I was supposed to be here a day earlier than I actually arrived. I always give myself at least a day before […]

Is It Ever Your Job to Provide Suffering?

Is It Ever Your Job to Provide Suffering?

This is a post about how we allow hate to turn us into what we hate. It’s about how we look for human targets upon which to vent our hatred. It’s about how it doesn’t matter if the crimes our targets supposedly committed were real like Brock Turner’s crime certainly was, or imaginary. Brock Turner, […]

A Big KA-BOOM! and a Buddhist Riddle

A Big KA-BOOM! and a Buddhist Riddle

Yesterday Elon Musk’s rocket blew up and Musk lost nearly $780 million dollars. The rocket was apparently carrying a satellite owned by Facebook. To me it is astonishing that Facebook had a satellite. Or that anyone has $780 million dollars. I really can’t make much sense out of either of those pieces of information. But […]