Thursday, February 21, 2008

KARUNA YOGA CLASS

I keep forgetting to hype my class at Karuna Yoga here on this page. On March 9, 16 and 23 (which are all Sundays) I'm going to be teaching a class starting bright and early at 8 AM. The class will start with 30 minutes of Zazen, followed by an hour long lecture and discussion about Dogen's Genjo Koan. Of course, as things go with me, what starts off as a talk about Genjo Koan could range anywhere from an examination of issues involved in PTSD and Zen, to a deep philosophical discussion of Godzilla Vs. Megalon. Karuna Yoga is in the very cool Los Feliz section of Los Angeles at 1939 1/2 Hillhurst Avenue, just north of Franklin, zip code 90027.

Also, those of you in the Atlanta area may want to know about the retreat I'll be leading at the Atlanta Soto Zen Center. That happens February 29th - March 2nd. Should be fun. If you like staring at walls for a very long time.

Also April 25 - 27 I'll be leading a retreat at Southern Dharma Retreat Center in North Carolina. So don't y'all forget about that.

And on May 4th, 0DFx plays at the Kent Stage in Kent, Ohio in commemoration of the 38th anniversary of the infamous shootings by the National Guard.

Somebody wrote me saying they were going to make a special trip up to Santa Monica on March 1st to see me at Hill Street Center. I can't find your e-mail anymore! There will be a Zazen class that day at Hill Street Center, but I won't be there because I'll still be in Atlanta and I haven't quite mastered bi-location yet.

Does anyone out there have MP3's of the band OM's new album Pilgrimage? I bought the vinyl and the copy I got is flawed so it skips several times on the first track on side 2. I bought the bastard up in Ventura, almost 2 hours drive up the coast, so taking it back for a replacement is gonna be pretty daunting. I'm really grooving on the record, too. Here's an MP3 provided by the band's record label as a taster. LAZARUS!!

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

The 100% Brad free Saturday sits are ok too!
Don't let Brad's not being there keep you from facing a wall (or window as the case may be).

Anonymous said...

That should be a particularly moving commemorative event at Kent State--I can't believe it's been 38 years (I'm closing in on 60 sheesh!)
Who else is playing?

Anonymous said...

You're gonna be bummed Brad. They closed down the Hot Dog Hut in Kent. They were the best Veggie dogs in town.. At least Taco Tonto's is still there.

noiret sym laden said...

Good song but I would like it better if they had a guitar player or maybe an erhu player like Chthonic. They're missing the "A" to accompany the "U" and the "M". Then again, maybe they consider the vocals the "A".

Mysterion said...
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mister ion said...

Blah blah blah.
I have pustules on my bustules.
Blither blather bother.
Cath-yo-lick my little baby dick.
Bibbity bobbity boo.
My karma killed my dogma.
Gabba gabba hey.

Mysterion said...

Yoga Meditation...

I am all for it.

Mysterion said...

deconstructing dualities...

An example of this is Dogen's analogy of firewood and ashes... the difference is only time and condition.

"Thus our bodies may be radiant with health in the morning, but by evening they may be white ashes. If the right causes and conditions prevail, our two eyes are closed forever, our breathing ceases and our bodies lose the glow of life. Our relatives in great numbers and with great wealth can assemble, but they are powerless to change our situation. Even the rites and rituals of grief and mourning change nothing. All we can do is prepare the body for cremation; all that is left is white ashes." - Rennyo Shonin (1414-1499)

nickb said...

Brad, Brad, Brad.. Quantum physics doesn't allow you to be in two places at once. Everywhere at once, or one place at once, but not in two places at once... ;-)

bovverbhoy said...

Kinda dug the OM track... somewhat like the Melvins but not. Melvinesque, perhaps.

IceBucket said...

"Brad, Brad, Brad.. Quantum physics doesn't allow you to be in two places at once."

Bi-location is NORMAL for some fully enlightened person -> NO BIG DEAL!

--IceBucket

Anonymous said...

In fact, I am the next person you will see.

Ted Winkworth said...

I'm pretty sure I was the one that sent you the email. Turns out I'm not going to make it that far south anyway. At some point I will get out there.

Tor Hershman said...

No past lives, no future lives, just guaranteed oblivion
(0=T=0),
who could ask for less?

Stay on groovin' safari,
Tor

sitzender Drache said...

Your new German-Blog is ready for take-off: http://hinsetzen.blogspot.com/
Did you get my mails?

John said...

Hey Tor,

What are you talking about?

diarmuid said...

If you're into OM, you might like
the new Boris Video as well.