Archive for December, 2010

Shout out.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on December 30, 2010 by brandonwfuson

I just want to say that I am very proud of my friend, Shane West.

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.

Posted in Buddhism, Uncategorized, Zen with tags , , , , on December 29, 2010 by brandonwfuson

A messianic jewish rabbi and a zen master meet in a subway. No, really.. Not only did it happen, but it was epic to say the least. This rabbi engaged me in religious conversation that halted my day for a good half hour. I was taken back by knowledge of christianity and judaism. Therefore certain elements of our chance encounter were rather refreshing. How refreshing? So much so that I didn’t even get his name ( insert joke about my ex wife here.) It was like when you bump into the person youre in love with, amd realize after the brief moment sailed..what you were gonna say vanished, and you uttered something far less stellar than what you had planned. Anyway, this rabbi and I share similar backgrounds. We were raised in the pentecostal church. This alone is enough reason for a second encounter, but the fact that he challenged my zen is a much more enticing one. Suffice it to say, in the end I told him I practiced zen to pluck up the roots of suffering in my life and to teach others to do the same. Give a man a fish, he eats for a day…teach him and he eats for life. He vowed another visit soon, and I on the behalf of the teaching am anxiously awaiting. I simply cannot make any apologies for the truth.

The start of a journey

Posted in Buddhism, Uncategorized, Zen with tags , , , on December 27, 2010 by brandonwfuson

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that special time of year

Posted in Uncategorized, Zen with tags , , , , on December 25, 2010 by brandonwfuson

brad warner, zen priest among other things is currently in Knoxville, TN. For those of you who know anything about zen buddhism, know that warner is a type of celebrity in the realm of zen. Why exactly is mr. Warner in Knoxville? His sister lives here, and its christmas. thus giving example that christmas is much more than a holiday, but a homecoming for all peoples regardless of faith. p.s mr. Warner if you want to do some good; you may want to stop by losel shedrup ling off of kingston pike. You know not all of us have the means to study under nishijima roshi.

How zen destroys lives :)

Posted in Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 by brandonwfuson

The purpose of my book.

Posted in Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 by brandonwfuson

Okay, so I’m an ordinary guy right? Yeah, you know I may have quick wits and keen charisma.. Ha moving on.  Anyway, the purpose of my book is to reveal what true zen is, how to practice, and what to expect. I am going to give a brutally honest account of my personal life, and how no nonsense zen  became a master key to freedom for this ordinary guy.  I feel as though even if ypu have no interest in zen; you will however have interest in many aspects of the journey described within. We are going to talk about religion, especially christianity, politics, sex, drugs, rock and roll, human rights, problems, family, contradictions, marriage, society, what it all means and how to make it make sense. With that in mind, having covered men, and the middle aged, middle class. Now I must appeal to women in general. We will also be talking about the biggest obstacle in this ordinary guys existence… Endless, listless love. So stay tuned, spread the word and keep the love, even if you lose faith. This ordinary guy would greatly appreciate it.