- This week on the Mystical Positivist we converse in the studio with Shozan Jack Haubner, a priest in the Rinzai Zen tradition. He studied Zen for years with his Roshi, and is the author of Zen Confidential: Confessions of a Wayward Monk, published by Shambhala. His writings have earned him a Pushcart Prize, and his essays have appeared in periodicals including Buddhadharma, Tricycle, and The Sun. A former screenwriter and standup comic, he moved to a Zen Buddhist monastery in the early aughts. He was drawn to the rigors of Zen practice, the deep insight of the tradition, and the fact that Zen monks do not have to refrain from cursing or drinking alcohol. A year into his life as a full-time Zen monk he discovered that Buddhism is fundamentally about "not self." He is still wondering if an exception can be made in his case. Besides Zen Confidential, he is also the author of upcoming book, Single White Monk: Tales of Death, Failure, and Bad Sex (Although Not Necessarily in That Order).
Saturday, May 27, 2017
The Mystical Positivist - Radio Show #262 - 27MAY17
The Mystical Positivist is now a weekly radio show on KOWS-LP 107.3 FM, Occidental, CA. Listen live on Saturday evenings from 4:00 - 6:00pm, PST, via the web at KOWS Live Stream.
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