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In the Winter of Our Discontent

Nyogen Senzaki was the first Japanese Zen master to live and teach on our shores. Along with one hundred twenty thousand Americans of Japanese ancestry, he was interned as an enemy alien, confined at Heart Mountain, Wyoming during World War … Continue reading

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President Ubu Trump

A friend’s comment last week surfaced my old appreciation for the work of Alfred Jarry, author of the wild and astonishing farce, Ubu Roi, father of the science of Pataphysics. Ubu Roi (King Ubu), a satire about greed, power, and delusion that … Continue reading

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Early Autumn Notes

The Golden Buddha of Nagaloka There’s a lot going on. A few notes before I leave. Tomorrow morning I fly to India for a conference of the International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB). We are gathering at Nagaloka, the school … Continue reading

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A Soto Zen Buddhist Climate Statement

  The statement below is a unique collaboration among Soto Zen Buddhists in the west. With roots in China and in the 13th century teachings of Eihei Dogen, Soto Zen is one of the largest of Japan’s Buddhist denominations. This … Continue reading

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Jarvis Masters: A Story in Need of a New Ending

  The fabric of a criminal trial is woven of stories…                                                           … Continue reading

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Clear View Project Fundraising—Winter 2015-16

  Clear View Project                                                                         … Continue reading

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Jarvis Masters : Notes on Oral Arguments at the California Supreme Court— 3 November 2015

    For thirty-four years, since the age of nineteen, Jarvis Jay Masters has been in San Quentin. For thirty of those years he has lived on the scene of a crime he did not commit. His lawyers Joe Baxter … Continue reading

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