Archive of all blog posts tagged 'Buddhism'

2018


Do(ing) The Right Thing (2018/11/02 08:00)
"moral action is also, inevitably, practical action, and immoral action is inevitably impractical..."

Sometimes Nothing Can Be A Real Cool Hand (2018/10/26 05:00)
There's this line about Zen practice that comes up a lot, that it doesn't "give" you anything.

Now Is The Only Moment Of Your Life, And Other Necessary Delusions (2018/09/25 05:00)
It doesn't mean the present moment is the only thing that exists, or that plans are foolish things.

Too Smart For Your Own Good (2018/09/03 08:00)
"Beginner's mind" is not something we can impose on others.

Enlightenment NOW!!! (2018/05/27 05:00)
The desire for something quick is not itself wrong.

This Is What You Want, This Is What You Get (2018/04/18 08:00)
"No man demands what he desires; each man demands what he fancies he can get."

Theorizers Vs. Practitioners (2018/04/01 05:00)
Zen matters when it's practiced; it's getting people to practice that's the hard part.

The Unthinkable Lightness Of Being (2018/03/20 05:00)
On how Zen and Buddhism are not anti-intellectual, but non-intellectual. Big diff there.

The Royal We And The Singular I (2018/02/26 08:00)
On what we do with the discovery that we're not things, but processes.

2017


Beyond Good And Evil, And All That (2017/12/09 08:00)
In re: "Trying to find absolute rights and wrongs is a trick we play on ourselves to feel comfortable."

No Laughing Matter (2017/10/18 08:00)
On the devolution of Zen into a bad joke.

Captains Of Our Souls (2017/10/15 08:00)
“The premise is not ‘I have you what you need, let me give it to you.’ It’s ‘You have what you need and we’ll find it.’”

Watts's It (2017/10/08 07:00)
On reading, at long last, Alan Watts's 'This Is It.'

No Masters Here (2017/09/16 05:00)
There is no such thing as "mastery" of one's art, just improvement in whatever form is possible.

Try A Little Emptiness (2017/09/06 07:00)

Your Motorcycle Ran Over My Dogma (2017/08/20 08:00)
Why 'Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance' made me hold my nose.

Be Ye Not As Doormats (2017/08/18 08:00)
On Buddhism and fascism and pacifism.

But What If The Moment Sucks? (2017/08/09 08:00)
On the problems inherent in "living in the moment".

Shall We Put A Label On That? Dept. (2017/06/25 08:00)
Given my interest in Zen, am I writing "Buddhist fiction"? I'm dubious.

Self Control Dept. (2017/06/14 08:00)
When you assume full and total responsibility for everything that happens to you, even the things you think you can't control, you have a change of perspective.

The Mess-Age Dept. (2017/06/13 08:00)
On the themes I keep coming back to in my work, and how I try to not let that trap me.

It Takes A Worried Man Dept. (2017/06/03 08:00)
On taming my inner fussbudget.

Outside Lookin' Inside Dept. (2017/04/27 08:00)
If past, present, and future are all unknowable, what's left? (And why frame things that way?)

Some Of The Above Dept. (2017/04/12 08:00)
Do I call myself a Buddhist? I'm not sure I ought to.

Not Everything Is About You, Not Even You Dept. (2017/03/28 08:00)
Would you believe me if I said the universe wasn't out to get you?


Continue reading archives for this tag from 2017

Genji Press

Science fiction, rebooted.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.

My Books

Out Now

Previously Released

More about my books

Search This Site

Archives