Look, I have nothing against the Jew-Bus, aight? I get my yoga on and I’ve spent a little time on the mountain at Spirit Rock. I read Sylvia Boorstein’s That’s Funny, You Don’t Look Buddhist and Richard Kamenetz’s The Jew in the Lotus and they are some WISE peeps. Nothing wrong with letting go of ego, and you’d have a hard time convincing me that Buddhist teachings interfere with being a decent Jew.
But what is it about meditation practice that makes some people such a**hats? After living in Marin County for over 12 years with personal transformation junkies who wear their Prana clothes to lunch and exude a pretentious, more-enlightened-than-thou “serenity” that evaporates into road rage the minute someone cuts off their Mercedes SUV, let me tell ya, a good lampooning has been LONG overdue.
And who better to deliver it than Arj Barker, Marin County-and-beyond comedian who once made me pee in my pants laughing at a party on Alan Watts’ boat in Sausalito. Boy’s gone viral – this was on the HuffingtonPost.
Buddha’s laughing, Arj.
UPDATE: Aw, durn it! TheWorstHorse reports that Arj is coming out with a DVD later this year, so you’ll have to BUY it. How…unZen.