Breathe in.
Breathe out.
This is life.
Especially if you’ve got a pipe in your mouth. It’s also an enlightening practice between sips.
We at the Hot Line understand that sometimes it can be hard to summon such patience.
But don’t you want to be centered at the end of your night?
Treat your body badly, treat your mind well.
It’s the least you could do.

Drink of the Week

Buddha Banshee
– 1/2 oz. spiced
– 1/4 oz. Creme de
– 1/2 oz. Creme de
– 3 oz. half & half
Shake well. Pour into cocktail glass filled with ice cubes. Garnish with a pinch of nutmeg.
An enlightening mixture to sip on while in the lotus position. Or any other. Become one with the drink – and the universe.

Story Time

Yamaoka Tesshu, as a young student of Zen, visited one master after another. He called upon Dokuon of Shokoku.
Desiring to show his attainment, he said: “The mind, Buddha and sentient beings, after all, do not exist. The true nature of phenomena is emptiness. There is no realization, no delusion, no sage, no mediocrity. There is no giving and nothing to be received.”
Dokuon, who was smoking quietly, said nothing. Suddenly he whacked Yamaoka with his bamboo pipe. This made the youth quite angry.
“If nothing exists,” inquired Dokuon, “where did this anger come from?”