Zen

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Stones As Social Media

Adapted from A History of Religion in 5 ½ Objects (Beacon Press, March 11th)

Killing the Buddha

Zen and the Art of Zen and the Art of Books

Anything can be done gracefully. Consider: one can peel an orange such that the rind is removed in a single, spiraling helix of citrus. Or, one can carelessly stab at the rind with stubby fingers, extracting chunk by little chunk, ending up sticky and frustrated. Similarly, one can write a Zen and the Art of…

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Army of Monk

The fighting, silent warrior-monk draws me closer.

HomeTaping_Music

Home Taping Is Skill in Buddha

We are musicians, sampling his breaks, writing our own songs hundreds of times.

Small buddha statues at the Oeosa temple, Pohang, South Korea.

Breakin’ It Down

A meditation on ass-shaking.