Sunday, May 08, 2011

Nobody Loves Me (But My Mom)


Happy Mother's Day to all moms living or dead! Here's a song for you! It's Nobody Loves Me (But My Mom) by The F-Models, one of my favorite Akron/Kent bands of the early 80s. Enjoy!

And if you're in Southern California you can enjoy hearing me speak at the following places next week:

May 10, 2011 (Tue) 7:00 pm Ventura Buddhist Center 901 S. Saticoy Ave, Ventura, CA 93004
May 12, 2011 (Thu) 7:30 pm Against The Stream 4300 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, CA

Note that the appearance at Against The Stream is on a Thursday (May 12) not a Wednesday as is their norm. So don't show up on Wednesday and be all like, "D'oh!" But do show up on Thursday because a lot of the regulars might not be there and I need all the support I can get!

And speaking of support, don't forget about my new/old book, Death To All Monsters, which is now available as a handy and dirt cheap download from the following places:

http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/BradWarner
http://tiny.cc/dgrnx (Amazon)
http://tiny.cc/g38eg (Barnes & Noble)

For those coming out to the talks in So Cal, I have printed up ten (10) copies of the book and will have them for sale there. These are super ultra limited and amazingly rare. So get them while you can!

This was my first novel, which I was unable to find a publisher for at the time. It was an attempt to write a real Zen science fiction novel. As opposed to a sci fi novel by a guy who has read a bunch about Zen but has no clue what the actual practice is like. The Zen bits are scattered throughout the text and never call attention to themselves.

Plus it is a rollicking good story! I was scared when I first dug this up a couple years back that it would turn out to suck. But it's actually really good. Way better than a lot of crap out there that does get published.

This is Hardcore Zen before there was Hardcore Zen.

98 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe you could post some fliers
around town.

merciless said...

"Way better than a lot of crap out there that does get published."

Why was this last line necessary? It sounds like it was written by someone not entirely convinced it's true. Can you imagine how insecure you'd be if you weren't already a successful published author? If you were just joking, bwahaha..

R said...

There doesn’t seem to such a thing as a “real Zen science fiction novel”.

And one important thing a “Zen” teacher is to teach - it seems – if necessary - is not to set your standards according to the crap that does get published.

- This is like YKW imagining himself a worthy man - since there are enough fools who would listen to what he has to say. [and even pay for it]

Anonymous said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Harry said...

Nice photo.

Mother's Day falls on a different date over here in the Olde Worlde. Don't know what that's about.

Regards,

H.

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Mark Foote said...

Off-topic, as usual!

Never heard anything about Kobun's relationship with Sotoshu at all. I know he did a formal transmission ceremony with his teacher, whom he regarded as a Zen monster (in a good way), I read that somewhere. I know he was head of practice or something at Eihei-ji when Shunryu Suzuki recruited him. Never heard he withdrew from Sotoshu, and it would surprise me if such a move were not mentioned on kobun-sama.org or the Jikoji site somewhere (of course, I didn't know he was an Aikido black belt until I attended a memorial at Jikoji a couple of years back, so what do I know!).

I see where as of 2007 Sotoshu feels that American teachers can be recorded on the official Sotoshu record, terms for that have been agreed to I guess, but the matter of American temples is still not resolved (http://global.sotozen-net.or.jp/pdf/dharma-eye/24eF.pdf.

I do know that Vanja Palmers has given up being a Zen teacher. I don't know exactly what that means.

Mark Foote said...

p.s.- I love ya, Brad, and that little dog in the photo too, and I will try to buy another book soon. You have spared me thinking that if I got permission to teach and played in a band and had a heart that was true right from the American heartland, I could make a living communicating truths about suffering that people could really use. Ha ha, actually I haven't given up on you succeeding at this yet, Brad- I think you are an American treasure, at the ripe old age! Come out and boogey at the local pub next time you're in S.F/Petaluma area! - Mark

john e mumbles said...

Jezus Brad, looks like you just pissed your pants in that photo. Not that its a bad thing, ...just sayin'.

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Anonymous said...

That puppy looks like the victim in one of those terrorist kidnapping videos, right before something awful happens! I bet it got a really awful petting and hugging. The horror.

john e mumbles said...

P.S. Your Mom is a doll and looks like she appreciated the spontaneity and fun that children bring to your experience of life (I have three, a boy, 18 yrs, a girl, 16 yrs, and another boy 4 yrs...)

Anonymous said...

I am glad your mother was not so ill when you were little and she could thoroughly enjoy you.
Who couldn't?

Anonymous said...

heard me some Dimentia 13 the other day
forgot how GOOD it is, really, really good.
Those tunes just make me happy everytime I here them.
Write more Dimentia stuff, please!
Would love to hear what it evolves into

Seagal Rinpoche said...

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

Anonymous said...

You tell it like it is, SR.

Anonymous said...

JFC

Bizarro Seagal said...

The true sign of intelligence is not imagination but admiration.

Mindless Troll said...

"Way better than a lot of crap out there that does get published."

Why was this last line necessary? It sounds like it was written by someone not entirely convinced it's true. Can you imagine how insecure you'd be if you weren't already a successful published author? If you were just joking, bwahaha.


I doubt if Brad was joking. He's adept at comparing himself and putting others down. Apparently can't see the delusory nature of such thinking. I used to think years (decades) of zazen automatically brought one great self-awareness and compassion. Much of Dogen sangha seems to be a living testament to the fallacy of this idea.

Brad's check is really pitiful for someone who has books in most every tiny bookstore I've been inside. I watched an old movie set in the 30's last night. (I Remember Mama) It was about a young aspiring writer who sold her first story to a magazine for $500. That's right....$500!!! in the 30's and 40's that was really big bucks. Waaay more than Brad's check after adjusting for inflation. Brad is a very good writer and should probably be making more money. Perhaps the problem is in the contract with his publishers? He should've negotiated for a higher % if possible. Good luck with the grad school or real job avenue.

Anonymous said...

Brad, you are such a funny dude. <3 Hardcore Zen <3 Sex, Sin, and Zen <3 Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate! (also <3 Sit Down and Shut Up!)

merciless said...

"Much of Dogen sangha seems to be a living testament to the fallacy of this idea."

Anon, I hear ya.. The DS crew is wacky. I love those guys. Probably they were always wacky. My guess is most of them figured they were already enlightened going in with only a few small wrinkles to iron out. Are they are wackier than your average delusional bootyist? Don't know.. They are more interesting though.

Anonymous said...

FWIW: a viewpoint on
all the Osama hullabaloo
from someone who does
not practice zazen.

Mysterion said...

"Hell isn't punishment; it's practice." - little Suzuki

My sis up in Reno bought the DVD Revelation for 37¢ at the used book store. She paid too much. "Beyond hope, beyond doubt, beyond fear, only faith survives." (and, for these folks, the meal deal at McDonald's)

But, it's after the "rapture" and this dude misses his wife and kid. Since he didn't go to church and believe, he's left behind to fight the devil.

It's not pathetic, it's bathetic.

There's even a Matrix-like virtual reality scene where the dude almost gets the guillotine.

There may be an original idea in the movie - if so, I missed it.

But, it reminded me of the quote:
"Hell isn't punishment; it's practice." - little Suzuki

Anonymous said...

Who has time watch that crap?

Uncle Willie said...
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Anonymous said...

uncle mysterion is so funny..

Arse in e o hallway said...

Mysterion's posts aren't punishment, they're practice!

an3drew said...
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an3drew said...

"a real Zen science fiction novel"

well stanislaw lem is better than zen ever could be! try the "cyberiad !"

he was the same guy who wrote solaris

where i think where brad is good is not scripts , or books or zen but he's a good visual artist !

i also think as person he's not too bad which rules him out of the religious side of things anyway

the one huge thing in brad's favour which allows him the feedback we never want to hear about ourselves is not censoring these comments, absolutely unique in the zen world which shows you how phoney the whole thing is that they cannot have an online presence without removing what makes them look bad

you are gettign older brad, tolle and byron have gutted your potential audience, travelling the way you do kills


does one have to say more ?

i think you would do well in advertising

the trouble with the net is that small timers like yourself are competeing with the top of the bunch which at the moment is tolle and byron, half baked as they are but that's what the world pays for and pretty slick they can be too !

the last authentic zen teachers were kusan sumim and kodo sawaki, been a drought since

NOT Andr3w's Dad said...

I think Andr3w is suddenly the most honest voice on this blog commentary staying on topic. Thanks Andr3rw.

Listen the fuck up Mr. Brad and crew!!!!

an3drew said...

why

be

a

failure

when

you

can

be

a

failure ?

there

is

some

ease

in

doing

what

comes

naturally !

Anonymous said...

Everybody's talking at me.
I don't hear a word they're saying,
Only the echoes of my mind.

Khru said...

Bill Brasky's family crest is a picture of a barracuda, eating Neil Armstrong.

Anonymous said...

I think you should start selling more ebooks. If you make $5 a book, how much money are going to make in 10k books? $50k

Anonymous said...

I used to think years (decades) of zazen automatically brought one great self-awareness and compassion. Much of Dogen sangha seems to be a living testament to the fallacy of this idea.

I agree as well. It's not just DS though, it's the whole zen thingy. Meditation can be beneficial, but all the woo surrounding zen clearly does more harm than good. You're more likely to encounter common decency and "enlightened" behaviour amongst "normal" well balanced individuals with no religious affiliation than you are amongst so called "zen masters". Think about it.

an3drew said...

what sells in e books is "teenage angst meets the vampire lover"

.99 cents

amazon take a third i think and maybe the writer only ends up with 30 cents after other costs?

the top writer makes $100 - 150k?, maybe the third ranked makes about $30 - 40k?

niche writers for a large niche market


the whole boutique spiritual scene has been fragmented, its mass icons , tolle would be the nearest and oprah was a big help to him

an3drew said...

i don't think meditation is benefical at all, all i have seen is that it inducts schizophrenia which is sorta logical when you look at what it is, deeper entrainment of pyschotic thought trains !

now writing is different, it gives enough persistence of memory to be productive !

i am all for some solitude though !

anon #108 said...

"You're more likely to encounter common decency and "enlightened" behaviour amongst "normal" well balanced individuals with no religious affiliation than you are amongst so called "zen masters". Think about it."

I thought about it - not for very long, I grant you. This is what I came up with:

I only know one "zen master"; my teacher. And I don't know him very well at all. Seems a decent enough chap, though. I have known a few other people throughout my life, most of whom, I'm pretty sure, had no religious affiliation at all. Some of them I got on with and thought well of, others I didn't. So I have insufficient data from which to make a useful comparison of "zen masters" and non-religious people.

But you may have a point. I'd be interested to know how many "zen masters" you have known and what criteria you've employed to evaluate and distinguish their behaviour from the "'normal' well balanced individuals with no religious affiliation" that you have known.

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anon #108 said...

...Of course, if you're only comparing "zen masters" you have known to "'normal' well balanced individuals with no religious affiliation" you have known, then your conclusions will have limited value. How about including "'normal' UNbalanced individuals with no religious affiliation'?

Anonymous said...

The End of Overeating: Dr. David A. Kessler


http://fora.tv/2009/05/08/The_End_of_Overeating_Dr_David_A_Kessler

Anonymous said...

Sitting with Mother's Day as a practice was an interesting experience-- my mother was a deeply troubled person who killed herself 25 years ago after turning everyone's existence into a living hell. Learning how to let go of all that crap works all aspects of one's vows, and this year I finally was not deluding myself when I wished happy mother's day to a dead mother.

anonymous anonymous said...

108: I think the best Buddhists become helpers instead of masters. They don't get in your face and they don't have an agenda outside of the BV. I'm aware this might be a fantasy on my part. I'm just distrustful of people who would like to lead.

Anonymous said...

Blogger an3drew said...
"i don't think meditation is benefical at all"

then don't do it.

Ma anussavena.
Do not believe something just because it has been passed along and retold for many generations. [Simpler: Do not be led by what you are told.]

Ma paramparaya.
Do not believe something merely because it has become a traditional practice. [Do not be led by whatever has been handed down from past generations.]

Ma itikiraya.
Do not believe something simply because it is well-known everywhere. [Do not be led by hearsay or common opinion.]

Ma Pitakasampadanena.
Do not believe something just because it is cited in a text. [Do not be led by what the scriptures say]

Ma takkahetu.
Do not believe something solely on the grounds of logical reasoning. [Do not be led by mere logic.]

Ma nayahetu.
Do not believe something merely because it accords with your philosophy. [Do not be led by mere deduction or inference.]

Ma akaraparivitakkena.
Do not believe something because it appeals to "common sense". [Do not be led by considering only outward appearance.]

Ma ditthinijjhanakkhantiya.
Do not believe something just because you like the idea. [Do not be led by preconceived notions (and the theory reflected as an approval)]

Ma bhabbarupataya.
Do not believe something because the speaker seems trustworthy. [Do not be led by what seems acceptable; do not be led by what some seeming believable one says.]

Ma samano no garu ti.
Do not believe something thinking, "This is what our teacher says". [Do not be led by what your teacher tells you is so.]

Kalamas, when you yourselves directly know, "This is [these things are] unwholesome, this is blameworthy, this is condemned or censured by the wise, these things when accepted and practised lead to poverty and harm and suffering," then you should give them up.

Kalamas, when you yourselves directly know, "These things are wholesome, blameless, praised by the wise; when adopted and carried out they lead to well-being, prosperity and happiness," then you should accept and practice them."

anon #108 said...

"108: I think the best Buddhists become helpers instead of masters. They don't get in your face and they don't have an agenda outside of the BV. I'm aware this might be a fantasy on my part. I'm just distrustful of people who would like to lead."

I hear you, anon anon. And so 'master' is not an appropriate word for a good teacher. Good teachers are helpers. At least, that's been my experience.

lone Ranger said...

Brad I would be interested in what you think of this:http://youtu.be/l7AWnfFRc7g

Tonto said...

Brad I would be interested in what you think of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tn2UCqL5qyo

Anonymous said...

academia cannot allow this to be known...

LOL

academia...

rewiring, anyone?

Onan the Librarian said...

"Master" is not an appropriate name for a good wank. "Masturbate" is a better term for helping yourself to yourself for yourself by yourself.

Oleo said...

At least thats been my experience.

Anonymous said...

I've had experience with other zen teachers as well as long-time students and DSI seems to be an extreme case from my pov. I don't think zazen or meditation induces schizophrenia in the vast majority of people. For those already suffering from some form of psychosis, perhaps latent, it might indeed lead to full-blown breakdowns. Funny, but I would say exactly the same thing regarding the use of strong hallucinogens such as LSD. Brad thinks prudent use os acid by normal individuals causes insanity or brain damage just as some believe meditation per se causes psychosis.

I've concluded that zazen simply does not work for many individuals because they have not laid the proper groundwork. The sutras suggest that one must lay a firm moral foundation and zazen should constitute "part" of the Buddhist path...the rest of the 8 fold path being the rest of what must be practiced. J. Krishnamurti too used to stress that without a strong moral foundation, meditation is just self-hypnosis and has no meaning. Many zennies seem to give lip-service to the precepts and ethical teachings but expect zazen itself to magically transform them into enlightened buddhas. To put it into tradtional terms, unless your karma is ripe, zazen is a waste of time or worse...harmful. It is not for everyone for every stage of life. It isn't a magical cure for 'what ails you'. It is not a technique for becomeing more aware, more compassionate or wise. There is no real path to awakening. To speak of such a path is just upaya.

Anonymous said...

meditation can't induce schizophrenia - that's a developmental issue in brain structure.

Mysterion said...
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Zombie Seagal said...

Glurrrb, Intelligence, brrrrrddd, Knowledge, krrrkkk, Admiration.....BBBBBBBBRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

an3drew said...
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Anonymous said...

a strong moral foundation - in pastafarianism

an3drew said...

schizophrenia is a lack of testing of hypotheses against reality

and these false hypotheses get entrained


sitting meditation especially allows internal hypotheses to get entrained without reality testing and this is actually what schizophrenia is


good article
on the problems


just ask yourself why people get so mentally crippled by zen ?

Mysterion said...

Schizophrenia is a symptom of brain structure distortion. It's been reduced to a physiological anomaly with behavioral outcomes.

Schizophrenics can be medicated or institutionalized. Their problem(s) are not cured with ANY known medication, intervention, or miraculous healing(s).

reference (1) [a PDF]

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of Neuropsychiatric Patients (experimental group) and Healthy Volunteers (control group)

Their luck in the draw was no luck at all. Sad, but true.

tattoozen said...

"just ask yourself why people get so mentally crippled by zen ?"

because mentally crippled people come to zen looking for a cure. You got it backwards in my opinion.

the guys who are satisfied with a hot car to put stickers on don't bother with zen, us neurotics do so we are already, generally, halfway to crazy more than the Joe Sixpacks out there who like MMA fights and Jackass.

Id trade smart in for wise any day of the week.

Dr. Ruth said...

Mysterion KNOWS about schizophrenia. But he's really passive aggressive bipolar. (no link)

Mysterion said...

an3drew said...
"just ask yourself why people get so mentally crippled by zen ?"

It's our Body Thetans. Ron didn't invite them to Montana for the Rodeo.

They just didn't get the note from Ron.

I enjoy the claims:

"I am what you want to be."

"You are as I once was (before I got better)."

The comedy is in the PATTERN.

For me, the Gospel of Truth might as well be THIS as any other contrivance (e.g. 'scriptures')of mankind.

Read it and see if there are grounds for agreement (or encampments). Just remember where to burn your dung (Nehemiah 12:31).

R[] said...

I think mysterion is nuts. he's a liar without conscience. beware.

Mysterion said...

I'm POLISH, not polar. Eskimos are polar.

BTW: Last night's scholarly paper was on the parallels between the Egyptian Mystery School (as deciphered in the unpublished journals Champollion) and 1 Genesis. The paper was presented in the French language. An Atheist gave the opening prayer (seriously!).

It was well received! A 12 course dinner followed and vegetarians/vegans were accommodated. I got home either late last night or early this morning depending on your view of timekeeping during the night hours.

Anonymous said...

What makes a mysterion believe he is polish? Was he born in Poland?

Julie said...

My friend, Pam, invited me & I'm glad she did - great talk tonight in Ventura. I wish I could have stayed during the book signing, maybe next time around! Safe travels :)

Anonymous said...

Zen is simply a game. I've no doubt that there are "good" people who play it, but I would argue that they were just as "good" beforehand, and would probably be even "better" without it. Ironically, the longer one plays the game, the less likely one is to wake up and realise it's only a game...

R said...

8:29 pm is not me.

anon #108 said...

Hi anon @5.57pm,

The "What use is zazen?" discussion is interesting. In the end some of us do it and some don't. What difference it makes may be impossible to know.

Perhaps moral actions are, in part, caused by conscious application of moral precepts. Perhaps not. Whatever, what leads you to believe that those who practise Zen/Buddhism under the guidance of Gudo Nishijima or one of his students (I guess that's what "DSI" is - if it's anything) are unaware of, or dismiss the value of moral precepts? That's a lot of individuals; a lot of individual views and actions to monitor and evaluate.

I am one of those individuals. Right now it's my view that the effects of our actions are hard to judge and are not simply the result of prior decisions to do the right thing at the right time. That view does not require me to dismiss the value of being guided by precepts or ethical teachings.

Of course, there's a BIG difference between the realm of views and the realm of action...when viewed (another extreme "DSI" point of view?).

john e mumbles said...

IMHO, Zen/zazen has no "use" no utility, and that's the beauty of it.

Rather than running my mind and body in different directions doing this and that in a "creative" "productive" manner

(see also: "I am Ozimandias, King of Kings, Look upon my works ye mighty and despair!)

I am sitting quietly staring down a wall that couldn't care less.

Anonymous Bob said...

Yeah John E.. Was thinking something similar this morning. No use and no beauty.. Those ideas just excite the mind and aren't real anyway. We have to go looking and attach them to something.

CAPTCHA : vering : I kid you not

Anonymous said...

Brad, i'm sure you know all this already, but may get a kick out it anyway:
http://www.toplessrobot.com/2011/05/the_13_awesomely_designed_kaiju_from_the_original.php

dieter said...

DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW NISHIJIMA IS DOING? LET US KNOW.

an3drew said...

tattoozen said...

"just ask yourself why people get so mentally crippled by zen ?

because mentally crippled people come to zen looking for a cure. You got it backwards in my opinion."

see how is it in fact ? what you say is partly true, but my real life observation is they get knocked down another step or steps with zen, easy to see with all the bizarre stuff believed, all that buddha fairy tale crap believed as real for a start !

john e mumbles said...

I think what you're talking about is romance. The exalted, unreal idea of something instead of the simplicity of the thing in itself. That is subject to opinion, interpretation of the label, the term for "it".

But don't get me wrong, I think you cut like a buffalo.

Mysterion said...

Meditation for Beginners: 20 Practical Tips for Quieting the Mind

Meditation is the art of focusing 100% of your attention in one area. The practice comes with a myriad of well-publicized health benefits including increased concentration, decreased anxiety, and a general feeling of happiness.

Meditation is the art of focusing 100% of your attention in one area. The practice comes with a myriad of well-publicized health benefits including increased concentration, decreased anxiety, and a general feeling of happiness.

Although a great number of people try meditation at some point in their lives, a small percentage actually stick with it for the long-term. This is unfortunate, and a possible reason is that many beginners do not begin with a mindset needed to make the practice sustainable.

The purpose of this article is to provide 20 practical recommendations to help beginners get past the initial hurdles and integrate meditation over the long term:

You will inevitably come to a point where it seemingly does not fit into the picture anymore. THIS is when you need to stick to your practice the most and I recommend you go back to the book(s) or the CD’s you listened to and become re-invigorated with the practice.

Meditation is an absolutely wonderful practice, but can be very difficult in the beginning. Use the tips described in this article to get your practice to the next level!

MORE

oldzenman said...

Zen itself is indeed a game. Some zen people seem to not understand this though. They believe it is a set of dogmas, or a special posture one assumes daily, or a set of special rituals and ceremonies. If this view isn't transcended, there is only zen as a religious belief system and zazen as a peculiar fetish.

Any real zen teacher knows it is a game, a ruse, a skillful means. Selling water by the river. Would you like a cup of geniune, real, 100% pure, authentic ZEN? Here, have a cup.

oldzenman said...

I really don't have a clue, but I get a boner pretending I do. Like I said, it's just a game.

oldzenman said...

Hey guys. Mysterion here.. I've been lying to you again. Sorry to all the folks so stupid to believe I was someone else, but a lot of you are stupid as I've pointed out before. I get embarrassed commenting so much so I use false monikers occasionally. It's just that I have so many interesting things to say. I like to comment using different names to match my different moods. You don't like it? Sue me.

oldzenman said...

You aren't very good at paying attention to individual styles of writing if you actually think I'm Mysti. There are other oldzenmen&women here besides the Mysterion. Zen in the west is pretty old now. (I think 108 knows I'm not myst.)

Anonymous said...

FWIW...

1) Do not initiate the use
of force or fraud in your
interactions with others.

2) Try to supply valued
services at prices people
can afford.

3) An engineer is someone
who can do for a dime
what any fool can do
for a dollar.

Good luck, YMMV.

Why I bother with zazen
is beyond me; yet for
some reason, I persist...

Anonymous said...

Writing style is not the tell that gives you away M..

Mysterion said...

Zazan is a habitual routine.

Some people want to call smoking habitual - well, it's addicting.

Who knows? To some, Zazen (sitting meditation) could be an addiction.

But, having drifted away a few years back, I felt no withdrawal symptoms. Then, having returned to the practice, I felt no euphoria.

Has anyone ever felt "withdrawal symptoms" from the cessation of Zazen? It must be possible for somebody, somewhere, sometime.

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Dogen Sangha LA said...

Dear people in L.A.,

Brad told me yesterday that there is a chance he'll be able to make it to the latter part of the retreat on Saturday at Hill Street. So show up if you can. No guarantee, though.

-John

Anonymous said...

M, It's no big deal to post anonymously. It becomes a bigger deal to persist in the lie. Any real zen teacher knows this. You know what I'm saying?

Anonymous said...

dieter wrote:

DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW NISHIJIMA IS DOING? LET US KNOW.

I've heard just a few days ago from my teacher that Nishijima Roshi is still at the hospital receiving a treatment. Let's hope he will be better soon.

- Uku

Edit said...

Mysterion @ 7:45, why not quote Todd Goldfarb? You pulled that verbatim.

Bizarro Seagal said...

This above all:
To thine own self be true,
for it must follow as dost the night the day,
that canst not then be false to any man.

Mintberry Crunch said...

http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s14e12-mysterion-rises

Anonymous said...

Thought: Not trying to move works better than trying not to move. The intention creates tension. Allowing yourself to move dissipates mental and bodily tension and creates less movement. Total stillness is impossible anyway so accept movement and just sit quietly.

Anonymous said...

71!

Anonymous said...

What happened to the May 12th posting?

Genpo said...

May 12 never happened.. I made the Earth stand still for 24 hours as a warning to Humanity. My method has given me powers.

Spook said...

There are about 20 comments here that disappeared, too.

Harold Camping said...

It was the Rapture.

Harold Camping's calculations were slightly off...again.

Or maybe it was this:

http://buzz.blogger.com/2011/05/blogger-is-back.html

Anonymous said...

Brad Warner. Thank you for coming to the temple in Ventura. And Thanks for your dinosaurs. :)Its funny how you weren't really what i had pictured of you from reading your books. Haha, then again who knows how you would be one on one. =D km

KM said...

Brad Warner. Thank you for coming to the temple in Ventura. And Thanks for your dinosaurs. :)Its funny how you weren't really what i had pictured of you from reading your books. Haha, then again who knows how you would be one on one. =D