An Asceticism of Being

Foucault & the Epistemology of Self, Post Modernity by Sven Davisson From the Archives Ashé Journal #1, 2002. I pay homage to the guru, the divine friend, Mahatma Guru Shri Paramahansa Shivaji, Osho, Baba-ji The mental focus of the past several decades, in the West, has been marked by...

Dharma Discourse by John Daido Loori, Roshi

From the Archives Ashé Journal, Vol 3, Issue 2, Summer 2004. Master Dogen’s 300 Koan Shobogenzo, Case 172 Dongshan’s “Three Pounds of Flax” The Main Case Dongshan was asked by a monastic, “What is Buddha?”Dongshan said, “Three pounds of flax.” The monastic had a realization and bowed. The Commentary This is...

Commentary on the Book of the Dead

by Branden Connell from the archives Ashé Journal, Vol 5, Issue 3, 295-300, Fall 2006. The third century Indian philosopher Nagarjuna said that if a person were to heap together the bones from the bodies of all their previous rebirths, the pile would be higher than Mt. Everest—and that, in...