I am a gay man and a Zen Buddhist. I practice Tantric sex for its humanizing, spiritual, and healing potential.
China: Is the absence of an emperor proof of the existence of a republic?
On 12 February 1912, the Xinhai Revolution, or the Hsin-hai Revolution, also known as the Revolution of 1911 or the Chinese Revolution, culminated with the overthrow of the Empress Dowager Longyu and the infant Emperor Puyi that marked the end… Read More ›
July 21 1553 China’s warrior monks meet Japan’s dwarf pirates
On July 21st 1553, 120 Buddhist temple monks met an approximately equal number of “Japanese pirates” in battle. The so-called Japanese pirates, wakou or woku, were actually a confederation of Japanese, Chinese, and even some Portuguese citizens who banded together…. Read More ›
June 24 1989: China ousts Zhao Ziyang
On June 24 1989, a Saturday, Zhao Ziyang was formally ousted as General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party weeks after voicing sympathy for student demonstrators at Tiananmen Square. Jiang Zemin replaced him, and Zhao spent the rest of his… Read More ›