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Realizing the mind that is bodhi

It seems that Bodhicitta is seldom seen much less discussed in the literature of Zen. Certainly, Zen master Ho-tse Shen-hui (684–758) spoke about it when he said: “Since you have already come to this ordination platform to study the perfection...

Video Interlude : Watch Hong Kong Diners Fete elBulli's Ferran Adrià

As part of a tour for his elBulli catalog, Zen koan master Ferran Adrià has acted as the guest of honor during several dinners thrown in part by publisher Phaidon. Here's a video recap of a recent event in...

Links I liked

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Searching for competent teachers

Most of us if our life depended up it could not name sixty Western Zen masters let alone claim to have met all of them. But a Chinese seeker of competent Zen masters did just this. His name was Ta-sui...

Phil Jackson Writes That Kobe Bryant Drove Away Dwight Howard

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson continues to churn out prose for his latest book, Eleven Rings. In a newly-released excerpt of the autobiographical tome, The Zen Master opens up […] The post Phil Jackson Writes That Kobe Bryant Drove Away Dwight Howard appeared first on SLAMonline.

Phi Jackson Confirms D12 Left Lakers Because of Kobe

Thank you, Phil Jackson. Thank you. The Zen Master has cleared up one of the most not-so-mysterious mysteries in the NBA: Dwight Howard did, in fact, leave the Los Angeles Lakers for the Houston Rockets because of Kobe Bryant. Mind-melting stuff, I know. We already knew, for the most part. But there’s something about Jackson […]

Phil Jackson details how his talks with Lakers unraveled in autobiography update

This is the first part of an exclusive excerpt from Phil Jackson’s newly updated autobiography, in which the Zen Master dishes on Jeanie, Jerry and his time in L.A with the Lakers.

Is Phil Jackson Already an Elite NBA Executive?

Phil Jackson has gone through the later stages of his NBA career with the "Zen Master" moniker attached to him at the hip, but it's time to add a new descriptive phrase—elite NBA executive. At some point, he might end up with a list of nicknames and titles as long as Daenerys Targaryen's, and he'll deserve every one of them. Show More Summary

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

2 months agoReligion / Buddhism : The Zennist

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

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

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