Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies, and the Truth about Reality

Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies, and the Truth about Reality

by Brad Warner
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Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies, and the Truth about Reality by Brad Warner

This is not your typical Zen book. Brad Warner, a young punk who grew up to be a Zen master, spares no one. This bold new approach to the "Why?" of Zen Buddhism is as strongly grounded in the tradition of Zen as it is utterly revolutionary. Warner's voice is hilarious, and he calls on the wisdom of everyone from punk and pop culture icons to the Buddha himself to make sure his points come through loud and clear. As it prods readers to question everything, Hardcore Zen is both an approach and a departure, leaving behind the soft and lyrical for the gritty and stark perspective of a new generation.

The subtitle says it all: there has never been a book like this.

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ISBN-13: 9780861713806
Publisher: Wisdom Publications MA
Publication date: 07/10/2005
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.02(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Brad Warner lives in California. He has studied Soto Zen with Gudo Wafu Nishijima. If there is such a thing as a Zen Master (and there isn't), he is one (and he's not). In the early 80s, he was the bassist for ODFx (or Zero Defex), a hardcore punk band. After ODFx bit the dust, he made five albums under the band name Dimentia 13. After living in Japan for some time, he returned to the United States in 2012 to start the Dogen Sangha of Los Angeles.

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Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies, and the Truth about Reality 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read alot of books about buddhism, and this is the first one I've been able to follow. Punk rocker Warner knows how to explain buddhism to idots like me.
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Question everything because only you know what's the right way for you to be you. Compelling, interesting, a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't believe how clear (at least it speaks to me, greatly) and practical is this book and also Zen Wrapped In Karma Dipped In Chocolate, also by Brad Warner. He has finally given me the motivation to meditate, sit zazen, after years of procrastinating. Brad Warner's frankness and creativity are very refreshing and I appreciate his writing very much. I hope there might be another book on its way.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
brad is a great teacher, i've been fortunate enough to practice with him. this book is a great, simple, and entertaining story that really cuts through the b.s. of zen and gets to the core of the practice. parts of the book really pissed me off at first reading, but then i went back and re-read and they made perfect sense. we must truly understand being present, living in the moment and accept reality (it ain't what you think) this is zen for gen x!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've just finished reading this book and I am compelled to spread the word. Warner makes the basics of Buddhism accessible and even humorous. This book has helped me stop to examine my own life/reality, which is something that everyone can benefit from. I've never read up on Buddhism but I think this is a great introduction as Warner advises the reader to question authority and to live in the present. It's an informative, inspiring and enjoyable read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the book that spoke to me and made me feel in place. I feel more a part of everything. As a result I¿m more tolerable, peaceful and yet still living in reality (as real as I¿m currently able to comprehend and experience). I¿ve searched a long time for spiritual material that works for me and this did it. I¿ve bought copies for my entire family.
PaperBooksOnly More than 1 year ago
Love Brad's Work!