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

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Jul 1, 2010 - 272 pages
11 Reviews
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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User Review  - Jen_Muller - LibraryThing

While this book can be very blunt and sometimes over the top, it is a great introduction to the lessons Brad Warner (a punk-rocker turned monk) has learned in his lifetime. I enjoyed reading it and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Terrence - Goodreads

Interesting. I think I will read another of Warner's books in the near future. Read full review

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Contents

DORKBOY the GODHEAD
12
ZEN ART MAKING MONSTER MOVIES
38
SMALL STUPID DREAMS
55
THE GREAT HEART OF WISDOM SUTRA
75
DONT WORRY IT WILL COME WITH
102
WHY GENE SIMMONS IS NOT A ZEN MASTER
120
THE WORLD OF DEMONS
133
IN MY NEXT LIFE I WANT TO COME BACK AS A PAIR
153
NO SEX WITH CANTALOUPES
170
PASS ME the ECSTASY RAINBOW IM GOING TO NIRVANA
193
EATING A TANGERINE IS REAL ENLIGHTENMENT
207
HARDCORE ZEN
220
EPILOGUE
233
ABOUT WISDOM
248
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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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