If there is one thing I have learned, it is that all experience is relevant under the right circumstances. My experience as a biker unites philosophy and real life, so, riding a path to spiritual truth, I share here in the hope that perhaps you can derive some benefit on your own spiritual journey. Hell,… Continue Reading Welcome.
The lessons taught by the motorcycle are many; Ten of these shall be known as “Ets” and shall be considered fundamental to the practice of being a Zen Biker. All of them are of equal importance and form a synthesis, yet an order presents itself. This, then, is the First Et. NEVER THINK YOU ARE… Continue Reading The First Et of Zen Bikerism: Never Think You’re An Expert.
Before we discuss what Zen Bikerism is, we must first explain why it is. After that we’ll see who wants to come along for the ride. The trouble with religion–one of the troubles with religion in the modern world is that the institutions tend to take over from the sentiments which gave them rise. That,… Continue Reading Is Zen Bikerism Right For You?
You may be wondering why I would even consider starting a new religion, considering the number already in existence. The answer is simple: I have no choice. Now, before you get your knickers knotted, I’m not about to claim that I’ve been handed the secrets of the Universe by a topless angel via a platinum… Continue Reading Screw It, I’m Starting a New Religion
This one’s gonna be quick. The title of today’s sermon is derived from something a good friend of mine shared with me way back in Junior High School. Allegedly, there is a grave marker in the Boot Hill cemetery which reads, in full: “Be what you is. Because if you is what you ain’t, then… Continue Reading Be What You Is.
A question, which sounds silly but is quite serious: If a kitten could talk, what would it sound like? Would you expect a high, squeaky voice just within the upper range of human hearing? A timid, shaky quality? A lisp so cute that it causes Type 3 diabetes? You would be wrong. I speak from… Continue Reading A Kitten With the Voice of a God
Let me preface this sermon by saying that I am a priest, not a doctor, that not only am I not qualified to discuss clinical depression, I have never been tested, much less diagnosed. If you are looking for a little guidance in such matters, the best I can offer you here is a glimmer… Continue Reading Depression Is Good.
It has been over a year since I delivered a sermon here. I did not ascend the top of a mountain and study at the feet of an Ascended Master. I descended into the depths, and took a long look at myself, and what I was doing here. Both needed some tweaking; the experience has… Continue Reading And I’m back.
Note: this text version is not a word-for-word transcript. Today, I want to tell you a little story. It is the story of how I modified my motorcycle using two Allen wrenches, a hammer, a screwdriver, a power drill, a hacksaw, a socket wrench, a breaker bar, my grandfather’s old industrial-strength commercial pipe wrench, a… Continue Reading Rise Up!
Last week, I paid tribute to my friends’ wedding, and briefly described how a practical application of philosophy enabled me to set aside some jitters–since I was both the minister and the DJ, I had a few responsibilities that day–and now I think I should tell you the rest of the story. I held back… Continue Reading I Get Pissed
This past Saturday, I married someone. No, I don’t mean that I got hitched myself, I mean that I bonded two people in the blessing of Holy Matrimony. I’m a duly ordained minister, remember? You might think that a wedding ceremony is as simple as the one at the end of Spaceballs: “Do you? Do… Continue Reading Wedded Bliss