Sex, Sin, and Zen by Brad Warner
A Buddhist Exploration of Sex from Celibacy to Polyamory and Everything in Between

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With his one-of-a kind blend of autobiography, pop culture, and plainspoken Buddhism, Brad Warner explores an A-to-Z of sexual topics — from masturbation to dating, gender identity to pornography. In addition to approaching sexuality from a Buddhist perspective, he looks at Buddhism — emptiness, compassion, karma — from a sexual vantage. Throughout, he stares down the tough questions: Can prostitution be a right livelihood? Can a good spiritual master also be really, really bad? And ultimately, what's love got to do with any of it? While no puritan when it comes to non-vanilla sexuality, Warner offers a conscious approach to sexual ethics and intimacy — real-world wisdom for our times.
 

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 October 12, 2010 by New World Library. 304 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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There's not exactly a large shelf of books on this subject, so leave it to the iconoclastic ex-punk-rocker Zen teacher Warner (Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate) to plunge in, double entendres

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Publishers Weekly

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There's not exactly a large shelf of books on this subject, so leave it to the iconoclastic ex-punk-rocker Zen teacher Warner (Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate) to plunge in, double entendres

Aug 09 2010 | Read Full Review of Sex, Sin, and Zen: A Buddhist...

Patheos

Earlier in the “You Celibate, I’ll Buy a Bit!” chapter, Brad briefly takes up the precept, “Do not misuse sexuality,” and notes that his teacher, Nishijima Roshi has rephrased it as “Do not desire too much.” Brad continues, “I wouldn’t put forth what I’m about to say as the definitive definiti...

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ForeWord Reviews

Above and beyond that, Warner’s fundamental observations and work of weaving historical Buddhist teachings into the discussion are thoughtful, interesting, and amount to a stimulating and indeed, practical book for not just Buddhists, but anyone who is trying to make sense of sex in a complicated...

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