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10450124_10203124697451393_6200441196416088588_oJust another periodic reminder that I’m a composer, I’ve been posting videos with my recent music on YouTube. Two hours+ since December 2019, almost half of that last month. Please check it out!

photo: June 14, 2014 – Five O’Clock shadow and a suit. Light from my ears.



Huntington Ashram Monastery
July 2011

About nine years ago I was working on Long Island a lot, with a little detective work I visited the John Coltrane home in Dix Hills. Historic landmark, but just an empty house…outside, I walked around a bit, had a seat and listened to the silence of the neighborhood around a suburban home.

A link to a 1970 NET 15:40 min segment on Alice Coltrane.

Alice Coltrane – Live in Warsaw, Poland 1987
Lonnie’s Lament /Harp solo

Alice Coltrane – A Love Supreme 10-23-87
live in Warsaw, Poland

20160909_142407-croppedNo, this isn’t it…just some video, so I can find it later.

10 minute Zen Meditation Timer
Zazen Sitting Meditation – 20 Minutes
25 Minutes Zen Meditation Timer
30 Minutes Zen Meditation Timer
45 Minute Meditation Timer with Bells Candle and Incense
Zen – Introduction to zen practice, in Japanese – Taigen Shodo Harada Roshi

Zen talks by Brad Warner

Tony Scott – Music for Zen Meditation not the entire album, just one cut. couldn’t resist tossing this in!


The Diamond Sutra read by Kokuu Andy McLellan

“The Diamond Sutra (Vajracchedikā Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra) is one of the Prajñāpāramitā (Perfection of Wisdom) sutras of Mahāyāna Buddhism. Its popularity in this literature is probably second only to The Heart Sutra (Prajñāpāramitā Hṛdaya Sūtra) which is chanted daily in most Zen centres worldwide.

This audio reading has been carried out for the benefit of Buddhist students and others who would like to read the text but struggle with physical books for whatever reason, or would just prefer an audiobook version. This reading is from the Red Pine (Bill Porter) translation of the text which can be purchased in book format. The book includes an excellent chapter by chapter commentary in addition to Bill’s great translation of the work.

Zoketsu Norman Fischer has given a series of talks on The Diamond Sutra which can be found by searching for The Diamond Sutra at his Everyday Zen site (”

“As a lamp, a cataract, a star in space
an illusion, a dewdrop, a bubble
a dream, a cloud, a flash of lightning
view all created things like this.”


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