- Running in Circles
Running a long race, serving a prison term, practicing Zen: I'm trying to learn how people appreciate each moment in an eon.
- Why Generosity Turns To Rage, And What To Do About It
If someone needs more effort than I expected, or if there's no payoff, I can lose my temper. How can I have a Beginner's Mind about generosity?
- Living While Dying Is Tasty
My mother plans to die at 85. What will that final year be like?
- Memorial Day Dharma Talk
My father-in-law is a soldier and my mother is a peace activist. Buddha's Middle Way allows us both to honor veterans and to oppose war.
- For Or Against?: 9/11 and The Precept of Non-Killing
On the 15th anniversary of 9/11, I describe my difficulties practicing nonviolence in a world full of violence.
- I Saw You Fall So I'm Helping
Women have been excluded from the software industry for decades, but we can change this. A talk I gave at the Village Zendo on May 22, 2016.
- Dharma Talk at Sing Sing: Joy And Pain of Bearing Witness
On Saturday, I saw Sara Bennett's photos of women paroled after years in prison. On Sunday I talked about them with my prison sangha.
- A Fierce Tiger
Training ourselves, bit by bit, to be liberated from fear and to live wholly.
- Year's End And The Insanity Of Self-Improvement
Being satisfied with what I have.
- Facing Everything: Hiroshima And Our Complicity
On the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, I talk about our double complicity in the history of WWII.