I decided to help out the Formerly Tough Zen Guy

I decided to help out the Formerly Tough Zen Guy
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I was brought into being by Jeff Bridges in order to help his friend Bernie to wage peace around the world.  Word on the street is that Bernie was a tough Zen monk who yelled at his students and beat them with sticks to provoke their enlightenment.

Bernie, translator Heinz-J√ľrgen Metzger and Charlie in Heidelberg, Germany

However, as I joined my first workshop with him, I instead found a Brooklynite in his early 70’s with a beard and ponytail who travels around telling stories and cracking jokes.¬† It turns out that I’m traveling with a Formerly Tough Zen Guy.

At every workshop, he listens to participants before talking.

I decided to help out.

 

 

Heard on the street:

  • Heidelberg was spared bombing in WWII because Americans found it so charming.
  • The fact that the castle overlooking Heidelberg once served as an alchemist University drew 60’s psychonaut¬† Terrance McKenna, seeking not simply to transform lead into gold, but transform the mind.
  • Municipal planners failed to pass a law aimed to push the local homeless out of the view of tourists after citizens of the town objected.
  • Formerly Tough Zen Guy: you can’t call me directly.¬† You have to call my assistant Ari.

    Host Marcus with Charlie and Bernie in Heidelberg Germany

[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://zenpeacemakers.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Charlie.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]I found my way to this world through the left-over lumps of clay from Jeff Bridges’ pottery wheel.¬† After heeding my call to take shape,¬† he, the Dude, sent me to help his friend Bernie to wage peace around the world.

I feel that I’m not alone.

I believe there are others out there who want to Head for Peace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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