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

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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.

About Brad Warner

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Brad Warner is a Soto Zen priest, punk rock bass guitarist and the bestselling author of Hard Core zen, Sit Down and Shut Up and the newly released Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate.
Published June 10, 2005 by Wisdom Publications. 226 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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There's a Zen story about a teacher who holds up his finger, then reminds his student to look beyond the finger itself, to what the finger is pointing at—the moon. That's what this bo

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When regular guy, Brad Warner, isn't playing in a punk band, he happens to be a Zen Buddhist priest.

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