The poop project (yes, for real!)

This is a very important project! Among other things our gut health and the quality of our waste is of utmost important to our physical and mental well-being, but as Shawn Shafner points out the implications of the taboo on speaking about poop goes much farther than that. I've been researching the gut and ultimately how to achieve profoundly healthy poop for many years now. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

the sound of rain needs no translation

I had a discussion with a great master in Japan, and we were talking about the various people who are working to translate the Zen books into English, and he said, "That's a waste of time. If you really understand Zen... you can use any book. You could use the Bible. You could use Alice in Wonderland. You could use the dictionary, because the sound of the rain needs no translation.… [click on title for the rest of the post]

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