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Buddhist Liturgy and Doctrine

Recent Translation: The Kernel of Free Inquiry
A New Interpretation by
Kobutsu Malone
The Eightfold Path:
Comprising The Three Silas
Ven. Dr. Balangoda Ananda Maitreya
and Jayasili Jacquetta Gomes
Introducing Buddhism


Venerable Shodo Harada Roshi
Japanese Zen master, Abbot of
Sogen-Ji Monastery in Okayama, Japan.
The Man on Cloud Mountain

Life in a Zen Monastery - Sogen-Ji Monastery

Life in a Zen Monastery

A rare video clip filmed at the Shogenji Zen-monastery, Okayama, Japan, 2004.

Zen student presents his understanding in front of the Zen master. The master of Sogenji is Harada Shodo Roshi.

Sanzen – Zen student meets the Zen master.

Torture in American Prisons:
A BBC Documentry
Torture in American Prisons

Zen Karmics™

Episode on Zazen Posture
By Duncan Eagleson
& Kobutsu Malone
Zazen posture instruction.
Episode ONE Zen Karmics Episode One
Episode TWO Zen Karmics Episode Two
Episode THREE Zen Karmics Episode Three
Episode FOUR Zen Karmics Episode Four
Episode FIVE Zen Karmics Episode Five


Tetsu-un David R. Loy, Osho

Waking Up from the Nightmare:

Buddhist Reflections on Occupy Wall Street

His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama - Message on the Death Penalty His Holiness' Message on the Death Penalty
Ven. Hozan Alan Senauke, Osho Shodo Harada Roshi: Nuclear Reactor of Zen
Anarchobodhi Commentary on the Kernel of Free Inquiry

A collection of talks by Kyudo Nakagawa, Roshi
Kyudo Nakagawa (中川 球童)
Dr. Daizen Brian Victoria, Osho
In the Journal of Buddhist Ethics
The Reactionary Use of Karma in Twentieth Century Japan
Dr. Daizen Brian Victoria, Osho
Engaged Buddhism: A Skeleton in the Closet?

Gene Sharp
Albert Einstein Institution, Boston

{Posted here for the Iranian People:
in memory of Neda Agha Soltan}

From Dictatorship to Democracy

From Dictatorship to Democracy
Farsi translation:

Tetsu-un David R. Loy, Osho What Would the Buddha Do?
A Buddhist Response
Karma & Women: On why karma challenges rationalizations that try to naturalize violence against women
Georgian monasteries
offer to take in prisoners
By Tom Esslemont
BBC News, Tbilisi
Georgian monasteries
Written by Two-Time Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient - Major General Smedley D. Butler
War Is Sin by Chris Hedges War Is Sin
Ven. Nyanatiloka Mahathera The definition of Anatta
Stuart Lachs The Zen Master in America: Dressing the Donkey With Bells and Scarves
Stuart Lachs Richard Baker and the Myth of the Zen Roshi
Stuart Lachs Means of Authorization: Establishing Hierarchy in Chan/Zen in America
Vladimir K. with Stuart Lachs
Buddhist Channel Editorial
An Elephant in the Closet of American Zen Buddhism
Alleged misconduct of renowned Zen teacher Eido Shimano
Dana R. Carney, Andy J. Yap, Brian J. Lucas, & Pranjal H. Mehta People with Power are Better Liars
Letters concerning Shimano misconduct: Adam Fisher - Genkaku-Again Blog genkaku-again: Eido Tai Shimano
The Robert Baker Aitken archive on Eido Shimano & additional archive materials provided by individuals. The Shimano Archive

Kobutsu Samu Practice

Work Practice: Making Rakusu Rings

Kobutsu Writings

Molested in Bergen Catholic High School: A Memoir From 1964
Personal Fallout From Publishing
The bergebcatholicabuse.com Website
Raped in Prison at 18 - Kobutsu Testimony
Bodhisattva as Revolutionary
Death Row Practice: Walking The Last Mile
The Medicalized Lynching of Brother Amos
Narcissism and Spiritual Materialism: The New Age Legacy
The Paradox of Freedom: Prison Dharma on the Edge
A Statement of Opposition to Capital Punishment from a Zen Buddhist Perspective
A Preemptive Peace March
The Prison Industrial Complex in America: Investment in Slavery
Komments on Karma
Starting Zen Practice in Prison
Engaged Buddhism is not "personal practice," it's the "whole practice."

A Wildflower Zendo Talk Transcript
The Three Marks of Existence
A Wildflower Zendo Talk Transcript Karma
A Wildflower Zendo Talk Transcript Wildflower Liturgy

Kobutsu in collaboration with
Dakota Rowland

Pilgrimage to Death Row Inside and Outside
Kobutsu Malone and Koun Selden
The Buddhist Channel
Mar 4, 2005
Heart Sutra Rap
Kobutsu Malone
The Buddhist Channel
Jun 25, 2005
Kobutsu Malone
The Buddhist Channel
Mar 30, 2006
The Kernel of Free Inquiry
Kooi Fong Lim
The Buddhist Channel
Jun 5, 2006
Prisoner denied access to book on Zen Buddhism by Gowanda Correctional Facility, Gowanda, New York USA
Kobutsu Malone
The Buddhist Channel
Jun 20, 2006
Prison Dharma on the Edge
Kobutsu Malone
The Buddhist Channel
Aug 7, 2007
Venerable Walter Mitty’s New Clothes
Kobutsu Malone
The Buddhist Channel
Dec 11, 2008
Gentle Hearted Zen
Kobutsu Malone
The Buddhist Channel
Aug 17, 2009
Engaged Buddhism is not "personal practice," it's the "whole practice."
Kobutsu Malone
The Buddhist Channel
Aug 25, 2009
At the prison gate step aside.
Kobutsu Malone
The Buddhist Channel
Sep 14, 2009
Komments on Karma
Kobutsu Malone
The Buddhist Channel
Oct 2, 2009
Deep Questioning: The Kalama Sutta Comes Alive

Ryushin Sean Malone 9-11 A Memoir
Michael Shermer,
June 2009 Scientific American Magazine
Why People Believe Invisible Agents Control the World: A Skeptic's take on souls, spirits, ghosts, gods, demons, angels, aliens and other invisible powers that be.
Sister Helen Prejean Our Task is to Tell the Stories
Clarance Darrow (1902) Crime and Criminals
Henry Mathews Counting
Jean Crume An Interview With Jusan Frankie Parker
Jarvis Masters Peace Activist
Yogen Donald Wise New York Zen
Thomas Haney A Journey to Zazen
Damien P. Horigan, Esq. Buddhism & Capital Punishment
Steven W. Hawkins, Esq. My Buddy Ed
Adriano Sofri Grazia Ciccio!
State of Florida Execution Protocol FDOC Execution Protocol