We’re Moving! (A Note From the Web Jikido)

IMPORTANT NOTICE!

Many of you have noticed that the site’s security certificate expired some time ago. As much as I’d like to repair that, for a variety of basically historical reasons, I have limited access to the hosting that the Hardcore Zen site runs on, and no actual access to the domain record for hardcorezen.info (making updating the site certificate essentially impossible).

After trying to resolve the situation over a long period of time, Brad and I have made the decision to move the site to both new hosting a new new domain. So, around mid-August, this site will move to hardcorezen.net.

This move should be mostly transparent, and is timed to coincide with Brad’s being away on retreat from August 7 to 14 and unable to access the net. I will need to take the site into “maintenance mode” for several hours to take a backup of the database and put a “permanent redirect” into place on what will then be the “legacy domain”, hardcorezen.info. This means is that when you browse to this domain, you will automagically wind up at the new domain.

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  1. A beginner in Texas
    A beginner in Texas August 2, 2014 at 2:25 pm | |

    This message is to serve notice that we took notice of your notice.

  2. The Idiot
    The Idiot August 2, 2014 at 3:00 pm | |

    But hardcorezen.com is only $1895.00!

  3. The Idiot
    The Idiot August 2, 2014 at 3:01 pm | |

    Lets try that again…

    But hardcorezen.com is only $1895

  4. Jinzang
    Jinzang August 2, 2014 at 5:41 pm | |

    I learned a while back that nothing more expensive in the long run than hosting you get as a special deal or favor. Good luck in making the transition.

  5. SamsaricHelicoid
    SamsaricHelicoid August 3, 2014 at 12:34 pm | |

    Why won’t they release Suikoden 2 to PSN?

  6. SamsaricHelicoid
    SamsaricHelicoid August 3, 2014 at 12:35 pm | |

    Woops, wrong text box. Sorry.

  7. Mark Foote
    Mark Foote August 4, 2014 at 5:30 pm | |

    Stonemirror, thanks for all you do.

    Question for you: how are you migrating the WordPress? As in, you can restore the MySQL but you can’t automatically change the links… looking here, they are talking about “Search and Replace for WordPress Databases Script” or “Online WordPress Serialized PHP Search and Replace”. What fun.

    Thanks.

    1. minkfoot
      minkfoot August 5, 2014 at 5:08 am | |

      PHP? Pffft!
      MySQL leaves one cold.
      Just train a hundred monkeys
      To type it all in again.

  8. Jinzang
    Jinzang August 5, 2014 at 5:23 pm | |

    One might hope that the bright programmers who wrote WordPress would use relative urls, so that changing the domain name would not affect interior links. But that does not seem to be the case. That’s one mistake I didn’t make when I wrote followme for my own website.

    https://metacpan.org/pod/App::Followme::Guide

  9. Leah
    Leah August 11, 2014 at 7:54 pm | |

    Can you add some share buttons while you’re at it?

    Maybe you and Brad decided against having them for some reason, but I think Brad’s donations–and even book sales from this site–will go up if his brilliant, witty posts get seen by as many people as possible. There’s also the “social proof” factor as well. I mean, he’s already got a good following, but the more the merrier, no? Good for business.

    I share his posts once in awhile if something is particularly good or interesting to me, but it would be nice to have a button rather than copy/pasting and all that.

  10. Mayneric
    Mayneric August 12, 2014 at 7:10 am | |

    Brad should also start a Patreon account at http://www.patreon.com so that people that want to give on a regular basis can have it set up.

  11. SamsaricHelicoid
    SamsaricHelicoid August 24, 2014 at 3:59 pm | |

    I’ve been reading a book by Hsu Yun, and I like his approach to Ch’an/Zen a lot more than Dogen’s:

    https://ia600802.us.archive.org/27/items/MasterHsuYunsDiscoursesAndDharmaWords/MasterHsuYunsDiscoursesAndDharmaWords.pdf

    I’ve also been reading Nan Huai-Chin and Kusan Sunim…

    There is SOMETHING about Chinese Ch’an and Korean Zen (such as Kinul) that the Japanese distorted. I think it has to do with creativity, spontaneity, and fluidity rather than rigidity and strict over-emphasis on discipline. I can’t quite put my finger on it. If I knew Mandarin, I would try to find a teacher in the Zhongnan Mountains or something.

    Hwadu works better for me… I had my first Kensho finally… However, it would be hard to bring it in real life often besides a deep samadhi.

    It happened when I said a poem that resembled something from Han Shan or Stonehouse in a dream. Then I repeated my hwadu for Great Doubt when I woke up and had an impersonal perspective that felt timeless… The closest way to explain it is the eyes were seeing without seeing. I was going to write down the poem after the experience waned but I decided to go back to sleep (the poem involved oriole, glistening petals flying to the moon, and pain)…

    Hwadu is more effective than strict discipline like those in Japanese Zen Centers:

    “There is no solitude [in Japanese Zen]. The constant screaming and the running, along with chronic exhaustion, produce in him a state of low-level panic, which is also a state of acute focus. ”

    “If he does not move fast enough, senior monks scream at him. There is very little talking—only bell ringing (to indicate a change in activity) and screaming. There is a correct way to do everything, which is vigorously enforced.”

    http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2013/06/24/last-call-3

  12. SamsaricHelicoid
    SamsaricHelicoid August 24, 2014 at 4:03 pm | |

    I’ve been reading Hsu Yun’s Discourses and Dharma Words, and I like his approach to Ch’an/Zen a lot more than Dogen’s. You can google and read it. It was translated by Charles Luk.

    I’ve also been reading Nan Huai-Chin and Kusan Sunim…

    There is SOMETHING about Chinese Ch’an and Korean Zen (such as Kinul) that the Japanese distorted. I think it has to do with creativity, spontaneity, and fluidity rather than rigidity and strict over-emphasis on discipline. I can’t quite put my finger on it. If I knew Mandarin, I would try to find a teacher in the Zhongnan Mountains or something.

    Hwadu works better for me… I had my first Kensho finally… However, it would be hard to bring it in real life often besides a deep samadhi.

    It happened when I said a poem that resembled something from Han Shan or Stonehouse in a dream. Then I repeated my hwadu for Great Doubt when I woke up and had an impersonal perspective that felt timeless… The closest way to explain it is the eyes were seeing without seeing. I was going to write down the poem after the experience waned but I decided to go back to sleep (the poem involved oriole, glistening petals flying to the moon, and pain)…

    Hwadu is more effective than strict discipline like those in Japanese Zen Centers:

    “There is no solitude [in Japanese Zen]. The constant screaming and the running, along with chronic exhaustion, produce in him a state of low-level panic, which is also a state of acute focus. ”

    “If he does not move fast enough, senior monks scream at him [in Japanese Zen monastery]. There is very little talking—only bell ringing (to indicate a change in activity) and screaming. There is a correct way to do everything, which is vigorously enforced.”

    While I think there are different paths, I would argue Japanese Zen is mainly adharma. You can occasionally find good figures in Japanese Zen like Hakuin, Bassho, Ryokan, and etc., but the majority of them are too rigid and boxed up such as Dogen.

  13. Khru 2.0
    Khru 2.0 August 26, 2014 at 4:42 pm | |

    Good riddance. Worst dang blog I’ve ever seen.

  14. Khru 2.0
    Khru 2.0 August 26, 2014 at 4:45 pm | |

    Besides mine.

  15. The Grand Canyon
    The Grand Canyon September 2, 2014 at 12:32 pm | |
  16. Mark Foote
    Mark Foote September 10, 2014 at 10:18 am | |

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