Retreat! 2014

Retreat! 2014

We are once again holding a Zen retreat at Mt. Baldy Zen Center not far from Los Angeles. The dates are May 9-11. If you register by April 15th, you get a discount. The registration page is here. I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again, Zen retreats are a very good way to […]

Free Your Mind From Worries? Sure...

Free Your Mind From Worries? Sure…

It’s a rainy, cold day in Philadelphia. And my dear sister posted this story on Facebook today: The 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud lady, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o’clock, with her hair fashionably coifed and makeup perfectly applied, even though she is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today. Her […]

Whose Mind?

Before we get started, I’m looking for places along the East Coast of these here United States to give talks, lead retreats, show the movie about me, play 0DFx gigs maybe, eat pad thai and just generally hang out. There’s been some interest expressed by folks down south, in Nashville, Atlanta, Richmond, Asheville… Places like […]

Dogen Sangha Los Angeles Zafu Campaign

Dogen Sangha Los Angeles Zafu Campaign

Hey everybody! The group I started in Los Angeles is moving to a new location.  However, the new location does not supply them with zafus and zabutons (sitting cushions). They need to raise at least $750 to have a starter supply for the beginning of April. Please donate if you can. They are offering a […]

Dualism: Don't Knock It So Fast! It Saved Our Civilization!

Dualism: Don’t Knock It So Fast! It Saved Our Civilization!

The other day I went to a group for writers in Philadelphia. While introducing myself I mentioned that I used to write science fiction novels (note that the best of these is now available from Amazon!) but now write about Zen. One of the other writers said, “You could write a science fiction novel about […]