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Report Card Grades for NY Knicks' 2014 Offseason so Far

The last time that Phil Jackson was a member of the New York Knicks, he was not known for being a "Zen Master" or for having more championship rings than fingers. As a player in the 1960s and '70s "Action Jackson" was known for his incredibly...Show More Summary

Phil Jackson Posts Funny Tweet After Pau Gasol Signs with Bulls

Phil Jackson has his own brand of humor and isn't afraid to show it off on Twitter. After learning of Pau Gasol's signing with the Chicago Bulls, the Zen Master tweeted this photo: The photo is from June 30, 2014 when lightning struck three of Chicago's tallest buildings at the exact same moment. Show More Summary

NBA Rumors: Latest on Free Agents Carmelo Anthony, Paul Pierce and More

At some point in his cerebral wanderings, New York Knicks president Phil Jackson has probably read the absurdist tragicomedy Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett. In that play, Godot never shows up. Currently, New York's Zen Master is...Show More Summary

A different beginner's mind

Chinese Zen master Guo Jun said that the beginner’s mind is like a vessel that is dirty. No matter what we pour into this dirty vessel; no matter how nutritious it is, it becomes contaminated. Zen Buddhism, and with that,...

Lawrence: Finally, Nets not Kidd-ing around with hire of Lionel Hollins

Nobody knows how Derek Fisher will work out for Phil Jackson, not even the Zen Master. You can say the same for Steve Kerr out in Golden State.

The Zen of treehouses: Japan's treehouse master Takashi Kobayashi

For this prolific treehouse builder, treehouses are a way to bring the interconnection of nature back to people, "free from all systems or ideology."

Grading Phil Jackson's First Offseason Moves as Knicks President

Phil Jackson made quite a splash this week with his first set of moves as President of the New York Knicks, with a blockbuster trade and a busy draft kicking off his time at Madison Square Garden. How did the Zen Master do with his first orders of business? Howard Beck grades Jackson when he joins Adam Lefkoe in the video above. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Phil Jackson Pressures Carmelo Anthony, Hopes He's 'Good for What His Word Is'

Phil Jackson sure has a way with words. A notable quotable for decades now, the Zen Master often nestles a stronger, albeit subtle message in what he leaves unsaid versus what he actually utters. Take, for example, his latest musings...Show More Summary

One Good Koan Deserves Another — Cancer New Moon

Two hands clap and there is a sound. What is the sound of one hand? – famous koan attributed to 18th Century Zen master Hakuin Ekaku Friday’s Cancer New Moon at 4:08 am EDT may ultimately... This is content summary only. Please visit Planet Waves Daily Astrology Blog for full links, other content, and more!

6 Potential Iman Shumpert Trade Ideas New York Knicks Should Consider

Phil Jackson hasn’t exactly been quiet about his desire to get the New York Knicks—for whom he took over as president of basketball operations back in March—into the first round of the 2014 NBA draft. The Zen Master finally got his wish...Show More Summary

Spa-aah: 8 blissful at-home day spa beauty products

Mastering the art of zen is not for the faint-hearted, especially considering social media takes up 99.99% of our lives. But sometimes it feels good to just switch off from the world and have a little 'me' time in the form of a crazy good massage or facial, where you can just float on a […]

Knicks Rumors: Latest Buzz Surrounding Draft Plans and Carmelo Anthony

With the NBA draft just a week away, the Phil Jackson era of New York Knicks basketball is finally set to take shape. Building a contender won't be easy for the Zen Master, though. Not only do the Knicks face the potential loss of their...Show More Summary

Rick Rubin and Kanye Are Reuniting for West's New Album...

Rick Rubin, the zen master of producing, has confirmed that he is working with Kanye West on the rapper’s new album. In an interview with Zane Lowe for BBC 1, which we premiere over several days this week, the Def Jam co-founder revealed that he is collaborating with Yeezy on his upcoming seventh album. Show More Summary

Report: Carmelo Anthony Still Planning to Opt out of New York Knicks Contract

Phil Jackson's mystique apparently isn't enough to bend the will of New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony. Despite the Zen Master's attempt to delay Melo 's foray into free agency, Frank Isola of the New York Daily News says theShow More Summary

Details of the Mysterious Transmission by Sengcan

Here is a Dunhuang document composed by Zen master Sengcan entitled Details of the Mysterious Transmission (his poem Faith in Mind is what he is remembered by). It is taken from J.C. Cleary’s excellent book, Zen Dawn. Because I am.....

Getting to Know the New Terence Koh

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TORONTO — In 2007 he described himself as “the Naomi Campbell of the art world.” Now he’s now hugging trees and talking about staying “in the moment” like a Buddhist zen master.

Zen Master And Fish: What To Expect From Derek Fisher As The Knicks’ New Head Coach

With the LA Lakers out of the picture, it looks like the Phil Jackson-helmed New York Knicks have finally landed the coach they were looking for. Former Laker and Thunder point guard Derek Fisher will be joining the Knicks as head coach, according to new reports. ESPN carried the news on Monday that the Knicks

Sudden vs gradual

The Korean Zen master Seongcheol (1912–93) triggered a dispute within Korean Zen with the belief that the correct path is “sudden enlightenment followed by sudden cultivation” instead of the accepted path brought forth by Zen master Pojo Chinul (1158–1210) of...

Is Derek Fisher the Coach Phil Jackson Needs to Turn Around New York Knicks?

Though soaked in controversy, the premise of the New York Knicks' coaching search is simple: Phil Jackson is looking for a protege. Steve Kerr was initially supposed to be New York's pseudo Zen Master, but plans change. More pointedly,...Show More Summary

Phil Jackson advised Carmelo Anthony not to opt out of contract, per report

The Zen Master is working to keep 'Melo through next season. Phil Jackson says he advised Carmelo Anthony to not opt-out of his contract this summer and instead wait until next summer to give the Knicks the salary flexibility to addShow More Summary

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