Welcome to Zensylvania.
My name is Eric Adriaans and I’ll be your host, tour-guide or master of ceremonies. You decide which.
In Zensylvania, I explore motorcycle zen, meditation, tai chi, and a variety of other obsessions which continue to provide me with meaningful and sometimes unexpected insights into living the kind of life I want to live and being the kind of person I want to be. I’m not an expert in any of these things. In fact, it would probably be a mistake for me to claim to be an expert in anything at all. But I can be a devoted enthusiast and I generally try to maintain a beginner’s mind when it comes to life and all of the wonderful things there are to learn while living it.
I started Zensylvania largely due to the influence of three books, Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Alfred North Whitehead’s Process and Reality and The Zen Teachings of Homeless Kodo. So you can count on a whole lot of time spent on those books. But along the way, I include fiction, poetry, philosophy, interviews and any content that seems to fit the bill.
I’m glad that you’ve decided to visit me here in Zensylania. Maybe together we’ll be able to figure a few things out. I certainly hope we manage to have a good time.
Zensylvania: It’s a state of mind.
Oh and one more thing….I take an experimental and iterative approach to the podcast. The episode that you hear today may be updated and improved tomorrow, next week or even next year. With your feedback and participation, I hope Zensylvania will be a unique and engaging podcast environment which grows and evolves over time to be the kind of place that keeps us, you and I visiting often.