Monthly Archives: December 2011

The sound of one hand clapping.

Hakuin Ekaku was an influential monk who revived the Rinzai school of Japanese Zen Buddhism in 1727.  He refocused it on rigorous training methods integrating meditation and koan practice.  The koan exercise came to be viewed as a battering ram that broke down the … Continue reading

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The “Vast” (enter your conspiracy name here) or, It’s not really paranoia if they’re out to get you.

Herman Cain is the latest in a long line of politicians whose peccadilloes have wormed their way into the public eye.   What’s mystifying to me is the hubris and magical thinking it took to convince himself that the opposition … Continue reading

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