Not-Knowing-Where the Magic Happens

Not-Knowing-Where the Magic Happens

A while back I saw a graphic on the back of a sweatshirt that really caught my attention. It was very simple, two circles, a big one, with a smaller one hovering above as if in orbit around the...

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Meditation, Resilience and Clowns

When I talk to Sandra after the workshop, to ask how it went, she tells me she has never seen some of the participants smile before, let alone laugh. I hadn’t considered that possibility earlier in the day, though I did note a few faces that were slow to thaw into humorous expression….

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Is Ridiculous a Bad Word???

This post was originally published in 2017, 5 years after a post about Ja Woo's participation in the annual Buddha's Birthday celebration at the Zen Center of Los Angeles. Ja Woo: “There is no room...

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Constructive/Destructive Humor

Constructive/Destructive Humor

You wish to share a joke, a remark, expecting/hoping for laughter. Sometimes though your intent backfires, and you find yourself in a bit of a pickle….How to know when is the right time? When is the joke a good joke?

“As long as the humor is not destructive” the woman explaine

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On Clown, Zen and Sponaneity

Perhaps you are already aware that 15 years ago, Roshi Bernie Glassman, Zen master, started studying clown with me.  Up to that point, all my students were performers. Bernie’s intent was not to...

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Nosing the Buddha. disrespectful???

Nosing the Buddha. disrespectful???

Holy Moley it’s already the 1st of May. Revolutionary workers day, almost everywhere except  good ol’ US of A.  It’s been a great day for online discussions about putting clown noses on buddha...

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Discussing Mindfulness with Wavy Gravy

Discussing Mindfulness with Wavy Gravy

Yesterday I dropped by my clown guru Wavy Gravy’s house for a visit. Our conversation at one point opened up the topic of mindfulness and it’s current top position in the moving and grooving place...

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