Notes from Our October Online Intensive Beginning Today

Here are some notes from the first meeting of the October Online Intensive I shared to begin to frame what I hope to happen in the group. -Let’s take this opportunity of the month to saturate ourselves in practice.  Let’s take the time to explore what it is that is walking around, moving, etc.  It’s…

Four Week Internal Process Introduction Video Series

So I finally made a video series. People from class have requested to have a reference to use when not in class. Or it might be useful for those who don’t feel comfortable joining the class. Please share this purchase option with people who might be interested.  In these video classes we will explore Zhan…

October Internal Process Group Intensive

Please Join us for this online program for the month of October. This Intensive is for practitioners wanting to commit to a month-long program of daily practice. The group will practice together on class days and individuals will agree to practice on their own on other days. This is an opportunity to support each other…

A Couple of Spots Left in the Mini- Retreat This Sunday

Hi all! Thank you all for reading this blog and for those of you attending my online classes. I am writing to let you know that we have a couple of spots available still for our online Mini-Retreat- Sunday, August 30th 8am-12 noon PST Via Zoom Price: $60 (Please talk to Corey if the you…

Internal Alchemy: When It is Too Much

A couple of people in my classes have asked what to do when, while doing the Qigong or Zhan Zhuang, the energetic internal process is too much? This is a really good question, and for some people it will make complete sense, while others will have no clue what we are talking about, as we…

Zen as Rebel Artist Training

  Let’s return to process in this post, as these posts seem quite helpful. The Zen folks I admired and respected in the beginning had a big rebelliousness about them, a wildness, like they’d found zen as a tool to channel their wild creative spirit to push themselves toward freedom. They were the ones who…

Dojo Poems: A few scattered poems from a young monk’s life

Unbearable joy, profound loneliness and sadness.  Liberation!  Wild energy and self reflection.  Some short poems giving a window into what it was like to be a young monk in a Japanese Zen Monastery. bitter cold     winter full moon still erupts my heart — what a relief this state of mind      even suffering is…

Podcast Interview with My Brother on Hess’s Heroes

Here is a podcast interview with my brother. Topics include reasons for going to a Zen Monastery, How Bob Dylan relates to Zen, finding our own practice, how Zen makes us into artists. It was a great time hangin with my big bro. Listen Here! Thanks! Please share it if you like it!