Phil Jackson has a new book coming out in May called "Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success." The book is a behind-the-scenes look at the "Zen Master" and his secrets to success and leadership. But what immediately caught our eyes was the cover photo, a picture of all 11 of Jackson's championship rings. Show More Summary
Our May magazine (mailing to subscribers shortly!), features “The Dude & the Zen Master,” Andrea Miller‘s profile of “Buddhistly bent” actor Jeff Bridges and Zen teacher Bernie Glassman as they reflect on the friendship, spirituality, and shared sense of social responsibility documented in their new hit book. There’s also a teaching from Glassman, and Bernie’s [...]
In the U.K., a group called Wake Up London is turning the streets into their place of worship. Inspired by the teachings of peace activist and Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, Wake Up London started in 2010 as a group of 16-35 year olds focused on practicing awareness and thoughtful living. Show More Summary
A man went to a Zen master and asked him how he can be free of suffering. The Zen master answered: Accept pleasure and accept pain. To be free of pain the pain has to be accepted and it is inevitable and natural, pain is pain, a simple...Show More Summary
Starting over ain't easy. The trick, the Zen masters say, is hanging on to beginner's mind, no matter one's circumstances, experience or expertise. For in that state everything is possible.
Accusations that one of the most powerful American Zen Buddhist figures of the past half-century has sexually harassed, groped and bullied hundreds of female students have unleashed outrage in the Buddhist community.
The Dharma teachers and Zen masters always told me to focus on my breathing while meditating. My yoga instructor has described the kind of breathing I do as jagged, but she wasn't singling me out. This was in a class of some pretty worn...Show More Summary
There have been a multitude of things for designers to panic about this fashion week -- the weather, the unintentional photo-bombs, the prospect of their shows turning into platforms for Twitter trolls.
105-year-old Buddhist teacher Joshu Sasaki has been running more than 30 global Zen centers and is something of a legend in his community. Evidently he is also a sexual harasser of the highest order.
Mount Baldy, CA — Joshu Sasaki, a revered Buddist master who has taught in the United States since 1965, has been accused of groping female students for decades during private teaching sessions. Sasaki, age 105, has been teaching primarily in the Los Angeles area since moving to America from Japan in 1962. According to the [...]Show More Summary
Buddhist teacher Joshu Sasaki is a legend: the 105-year-old has worked with thousands of people (including Leonard Cohen) at his two Los Angeles Zen centers and one in New Mexico, spreading his teachings through his chain of about 30 affiliated Zen centers around the world. More »
Post by Kiri BlakeleyImagine living until 105. That's amazing!! Seriously, you must be doing something right if live for over a century and can still manage feed yourself. Oh, and you still somehow have enough energy to grope women.Show More Summary
You may have seen Leanora McLellan‘s story “The Most Valuable Cups in the World,” in our March magazine — read an excerpt of it here. We’re pleased to present another one of her Zen stories, “Time to Die.” Ikkyu, the Zen master, was very clever even as a boy. His teacher had a precious teacup, [...]
At first, we might think of reincarnation as a soul entering a body. The body is seen as impermanent and the soul as permanent, and when we get rid of one body, we re-enter another. You might be surprised to know that people in Buddhist Asia are not fond of reincarnation. Show More Summary
Bernie Glassman is out in the trenches working to make the world a better place. I read his book "The Dude and The Zen Master" and thought it was a truly incredible book about two great friends talking about the good life.
So I had a pretty amazing evening two weeks ago: I was honored to serve as moderator for an event with Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges (The Big Lebowski, True Grit, Tron) and Zen master Bernie Glassman for the Library Foundation of Los Angeles’ [ALOUD] series. It was a joyful, hilarious, warm, and often profound experience for [...]
While I do follow both music and Buddhism (and how the two sometimes mix together, as you’ll see in my article about just that in our next issue), I was definitely surprised to learn today that there was, until recently, a punk band who took its name from John Daido Loori, the pioneering late founder [...]
In collaboration with his longtime friend and "Zen master," Bernie Glassman, Jeff Bridges has presented the world with a jam session in book form (Amazon | Indiebound). The scare quotes are not meant to undermine Glassman, who seemsShow More Summary
You may not be surprised to learn that actor Jeff Bridges (The Big Lebowski, TRON Legacy) has a Buddhism teacher, a man by the name of Bernie Glassman. Together, they have written a book called The Dude and the Zen Master, and it’s goal is just that: Zen, man. Zen. For more than a decade, [...] No related posts.
The Dude held court in Los Angeles on Thursday night.