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I generally don’t do media criticism. I think most journalists do an admirable job in a tough field. So it’s with some reluctance that I’ll acknowledge a pet peeve that surfaced today with an article in the Washington Post’s Weekend section. The article is titled “Get Zen” and the subhead reads “Four Ways Washingtonians can […]

3 Comments

  1. Great post. Well spoken. Thank you.

    Or, as they say in the Heart Sutra, which is chanted in many a Zen temple: “Good, good, O son of noble family; thus it is, O son of noble family, thus it is.”

  2. Great post. Someone sent me your post after I wrote this, same sort of dealy, re yesterday’s NY TImes on Obama’s Zen State of Mind: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2008/12/new-york-times-obamas-zen-state/

  3. Jasmin Wilson

    Very, very cool !! I realize that we’ve taken Zen to new places in America, so to speak, and use the word to vaguely refer to a kind of calm abiding.