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Tag: Zen Buddhism

A Lot of Nothing

Oh, Tangaryo,I pledge myself to you! I have committed myself to Tangaryo. It may sound like I’m entering into a relationship with some Manga hero, but no, it actually means I’m going to be sitting around a whole lot.  Tangaryo is a Zen tradition based on the ancient practice of demonstrating your extreme desire for a Buddhist […]

September 18th, 2012Still Life Las Vegas

Literary Nonsense

Damn, June has just sped on by.  It’s been a deluge of activities from most sectors of my life: as a father (the endless end-of-the-school-year events); as a brother (my sister’s wedding, which was so beautiful and magical we felt we were in a Nora Ephron rom-com); as an actor (hosted a party for the […]

June 22nd, 2012Still Life Las Vegas

Buddha Head

Last week, I mentioned that I was studying Buddhist precepts at the Zen Center I go to. It’s taken a surprising amount of my time, given that we have to write two essays a week for five weeks, each about our reflections on a particular precept. And I wonder why I’m not writing more?  What […]

May 7th, 2012Still Life Las Vegas