On using Zen Buddhist notions of time in writing SF&F.
What Zen taught me about writing SF&F, part 1.
We might as well have narratives that make sense of the universe in constructive and nurturing ways.
On the disconnect between the highest and most refined forms of spiritual guidance, and the day-to-day suffering people have.
More notes on writing SF&F, as a Buddhist- and Zen-influenced author.
Distraction or recreation? On the meaning of fun.
More about Buddhism's most misunderstood concept, "emptiness".
Or at least, free your Guy, and the rest will follow. (On "Free Guy" and some thoughts related.)
In a story that spans multiverses and multi-selves, do we even need to talk about a "self"?
If you meet one on the road, you know what to do. Right?
When you are faced with a world this chaotic and nasty, is the only sane response to reject it wholesale?
The one thing about Zen and Buddhism that most stood out for me: the idea that everyone's already enlightened and just doesn't know it yet.
On how the dharma is for doing, not talking about.
On the absolute primacy of the present moment (part 6,312).
On "the world of demons" in Buddhist study, and other things in it that are routinely misunderstood.
"I keep thinking," my friend said, "that if only I'd done more, we wouldn't be in this mess we're in now." Were they right?
One of the things Buddhism tries to get you to recognize within yourself is how all the things you are aren't "you".
On the (easily misunderstood) Zen doctrine of not looking for fulfillment through outside phenomena.
This year did leave its mark on me. I only now see this.
I never wanted to be a "Zen SF&F author". If I did receive that label, I think I'd be very unhappy about it.
Why I don't mention Zen much in "mixed company".
Spiritual advice don't mean a thing if it don't come from within.
Zen's influence on my work.
The new needs friends, not evangelists or apologists.
ON SF exhaustion, and the point of believing in tomorrow.