Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock Monster Movies & the Truth about Reality (Large Print 16pt)

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Limited, Jul 1, 2010 - 272 pages
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This is not your typical ''Zen'' book. Brad Warner, the young punk who grew up to be a Zen master, spares no one - just like Reality itself. 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 a to the Buddha himself to make sure his points come through loud and clear. The subtitle (and the cover!) say it all; there has never been a book like this one.

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A down to earth introduction to Zen Buddhism. - Goodreads
Very relatable and easy writing style. - Goodreads
Entertaining and educational. - Goodreads
An excellent intro to Zen Buddhism. - Goodreads
This was a really good "intro to Buddhism". - Goodreads
For me, having read it, I did gain a bit more insight. - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Joe Ryan - Goodreads

I liked this book so much that I read the follow up. It's just a no nonsense story of how he came to find something that worked for him. Very relatable and easy writing style. Brad does a good job of making such a boring(in my opinion) subject almost fun to learn about. Read full review

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

User Review  - Joe Ryan - Goodreads

I liked this book so much that I read the follow up. It's just a no nonsense story of how he came to find something that worked for him. Very relatable and easy writing style. Brad does a good job of making such a boring(in my opinion) subject almost fun to learn about. Read full review

About the author (2010)

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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