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In Sit Down and Shut Up, Brad Warner tackles one of the great works of Zen literature, the Shobogenzo by 13th-century Zen master Dogen. Illuminating Dogen’s enigmatic teachings in plain language, Warner intertwines sharp philosophical musings on sex, evil, anger, meditation, enlightenment, death, God, sin, and happiness with an exploration of the power and pain of the punk rock ethos. Riffing on his triumphant return to Ohio for a reunion concert of Akron punk bands, Brad uncovers the real…

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

Hardcore Zen - Brad Warner

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Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate

How does a real-life Zen master - not the preternaturally calm, cartoonish Zen masters depicted by mainstream culture - help others through hard times when he's dealing with pain of his own? How does he meditate when the world is crumbling around him? Is meditation a valid response or just another form of escapism? These are the questions Brad Warner ponders in Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate. During a year that Warner spent giving talks and leading retreats across North America…

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Quote of the Day: Fernando Pessoa on Loving Literature -


You’ve seen them on tattoos. On punk rock flyers. On stickers from your friend’s guitar. Skulls are the favorite artwork of the hardcore the world over, and now someone’s finally put together a skulltastic coffee table tome devoted to the glorious symbol of death.

from rock'n'roll highschool by the looks of it