Miami this month

Genpo Roshi workshop in Miami
In July I will perform solo at the Standard Hotel in Miami, during Genpo Roshi’s Big Mind workshop there.

MON-FRI 7/23-7/27 BIG MIND / BIG HEART: Five-day Retreat – includes special guest performances by Ottmar Liebert – Open to the public.

We haven’t figured out yet whether I will also project my photos. Two performances are planned, on Tuesday and Wednesday evening.

Happiness

Weekly Words of Wisdom
The mind is malleable. Our life can be greatly transformed by even a minimal change in how we manage our thoughts and perceive and interpret the world. Happiness is a skill. It requires effort and time.
~ Venerable Matthieu Ricard

Happiness is indeed a skill… and apropos happiness I found this interview on the Colbert Report and this TED talk by Robert Thurman.

TED | Talks

TED | Talks | List
I have been enjoying TED talks, which I download and view on my cellphone. You can download the talks for free to iTunes or as mp3 as well. I enjoyed this talk by Jeff Hawkins very much – but disagree with the notion that brain is where it all happens and the body is just along for the ride. James Howard Kunstler’s talk The tragedy of suburbia is spot on I think and very funny. James Nachtwey is very touching.

Manners for Sake Party

Manners for Sake Party
As we obey the manners in our business, we have manners for “sake” party. It should not be formal but could be just relaxed. The basic of the manners is not-displeasing to the members. This section shows some fundamentals of the manners that would better be acquired especially by freshman.

Thanks Y.