The Play within the Play

2019-11-03T16:24:03-08:00October 10th, 2019|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 [...]

The Spiritual Life

2019-10-02T22:52:52-07:00September 30th, 2019|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 [...]


2019-08-13T14:42:22-07:00August 10th, 2019|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 [...]

Cosmic Rhythm

2019-08-13T14:39:48-07:00July 7th, 2019|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

2019-08-13T14:43:06-07:00June 20th, 2019|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

2019-08-13T14:49:40-07:00March 19th, 2019|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 [...]