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Episode Two of Stump The Monk

Published on Dec 9th, 2019 in Media, News, Stump The Monk

I have mentioned before that I have started shooting a monthly video podcast called Stump The Monk. The second episode is now available HERE. We have it structured so that there is a short version that is available 7 days early for folks who subscriber at $5 per month and then totally open to the […]

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Stump The Monk

Published on Oct 7th, 2019 in Dharma Teaching, Media, News

I have been hard at work on a new project with my friend Fred Gebhardt called Stump The Monk. This will be a video podcast released monthly via Patreon. I am excited, nervous, and hopeful that this will turn into both useful and interesting take on spirituality, living and meeting our lives while being who […]

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A Talk on Embodiment and Appropriate Response

Published on Sep 17th, 2019 in Dharma Teaching, Media

Go HERE for the audio of a talk I gave at the Tuesday Satsang Group in the East Bay lead by Sean Feit Oakes.

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Offerings

Published on Aug 28th, 2019 in Dharma Teaching, News, Reflection

I just returned from a week long visit with All Beings Zen Sangha in Washington DC. Last month I was with the Austin Zen Center for a week as well. Yesterday, as I was preparing to leave DC, I started to reflect a bit on “offerings”. Of course, we often think financial support when we […]

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A Moral Revival

Published on Apr 9th, 2019 in Dharma Teaching, News, Reflection

As a queer guy who recalls the days when the idea of “morality” was used by the religious right against queer folks starting with Jerry Falwell’s “Moral Majority”. This ownership of the ideas of morality by the religious right continues to this day. At least it use to be so. Thanks to Dr. William Barber […]

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Loving Kindness Meditation

Published on Jan 20th, 2019 in Dharma Teaching, Reflection

Loving Kindness Meditation   This is what should be accomplished by the one who is wise, Who seeks the good, and has obtained peace.   Let one be strenuous, upright, and sincere, Without pride, easily contented, and joyous. Let one not be submerged by the things of the world. Let one not take upon oneself […]

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Kindness

Published on Jan 3rd, 2019 in Dharma Teaching, Story

Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth. What you held in your hand, what you counted and carefully saved, all this must go so you know how desolate the landscape can be between the regions of kindness. How […]

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Blessing in the Chaos

Published on Dec 11th, 2018 in Dharma Teaching, Reflection

BLESSING IN THE CHAOS To all that is chaotic in you, let there come silence. Let there be a calming of the clamoring, a stilling of the voices that have laid their claim on you, that have made their home in you, that go with you even to the holy places but will not let […]

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Looking For Work

Published on Dec 5th, 2018 in News

For those of you who don’t know, I have been trying to support myself as a Dharma Teacher for a few years now.  This is likely not going to grow into something that will support me fully.  So with that in mind I am trying to find work that will be in accord with my […]

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