The Play within the Play

2023-05-11T13:27:13-07:00May 3rd, 2023|Talks|

Some time ago, the committee that’s running this wonderful affair we’re having said to me, “We want you to give a spiritual talk.” I said, “I don’t want to give a spiritual talk.” I gave [...]


2022-10-07T15:22:05-07:00September 15th, 2022|Talks|

Before I give this earth shaking talk, I want to say a couple of words. It’s like eating a sandwich before you go to a banquet. (You’ll see what I’m driving at.) Originally, when it [...]

The Spiritual Life

2022-05-10T10:38:39-07:00May 1st, 2022|Talks|

Good evening. I want you to know that this is not going to be an earth-shaking evening. It’s just a casual visit and a chance to give you a few of my views on what [...]

Cosmic Rhythm

2022-04-08T16:49:56-07:00March 15th, 2022|Talks|

I'll call this informal talk "Cosmic Rhythm," a term I had never heard of or thought of until some weeks back. It is interesting how the term Cosmic Rhythm came about. Carmen [Brocklehurst] and I [...]

Evolution through Chi

2022-01-06T19:42:37-08:00December 19th, 2021|Talks|

Zen training has a good deal in common with T'ai Chi Chih training because both Zen and TCC do not feel that words are important. Zen is a transmission without the benefit of words or [...]

Sense & Essence

2021-12-07T19:13:04-08:00December 2nd, 2021|Talks|

The first thing that I want to talk about is something that Zen emphasizes very much but which I think is universal, and that is merging sense with essence. Merging sense with essence. Does that [...]


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