Hardcore Zen Podcast
A podcast about Zen and other stuff, featuring talks by Brad Warner. Brad is the author of Hardcore Zen, Sit Down & Shut Up, Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate, and Sex, Sin and Zen. He began studying Zen in the early 80's under Tim McCarthy, a student of Kobun Chino Roshi. Brad was ordained in the Soto School of Zen by Gudo Nishijima Roshi, co-translator of the only complete English edition of Dogen Zenji's 12th century masterpiece Shobogenzo. Before moving to California, Brad taught zazen classes and led retreats in Japan for several years. He now teaches and leads numerous retreats each year in the US, Canada, Europe and Japan. Brad is president of Dogen Sangha International.

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Questions and answers from a talk by Brad Warner in Manchester, England, November 18, 2011.

Are people more receptive to meditation today?

What is detachement from craving and how does it manifest on a practical level?

How do you deal with distractions while you are meditating?

Is it OK to have a practice if you don't have a teacher?

How does zazen influence the rest of your life?

Is a kensho experience a necessary part of Zen spiritual development?

Is it possible to have insights without Zen?

What is koan practice?

Direct download: hczp018.mp3
Category:Q&A -- posted at: 8:47 PM

A talk by Brad Warner in Manchester, England, November 18, 2011.

Registration is now open for the 2013 DSLA Fall Zen and Yoga Retreat with Brad Warner and Nina Snow, held November 8th – 10th at the picturesque Mt. Baldy Zen center, just an hour outside Los Angeles. For more information and to register, please visit: http://dogensanghalosangeles.org/dsla/retreat.html

Direct download: hczp017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:34 AM

Q&A from a talk about Zen and God by Brad Warner, June 29, 2013 at Clearmountain Zen Center, Long Island, New York.

Direct download: HCZP_016.mp3
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A talk about Zen and God by Brad Warner, June 29, 2013 at Clearmountain Zen Center, Long Island, New York.

Direct download: HCZP_015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:54 PM

A talk from June 1, 2010 in Helsinki, Finland on Zen and Politics. Part 3 of 3

Direct download: hczp014.mp3
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A talk from June 1, 2010 in Helsinki, Finland on Zen and Politics.  Part 2 of 3

Direct download: hczp013.mp3
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A talk from June 1, 2010 in Helsinki, Finland on Zen and politics.  Part 1 of 3

Direct download: hczp012.mp3
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A talk given by Brad Warner at Ordinary Mind Zendo in New York City on June 18, 2011.

Direct download: HCZP_011.mp3
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A talk from An Lac Temple in Ventura, California.  A brief talk on Brad's recent activities interviewing Nina Hartley and giving a talk on Dogen at SFZC, followed by lots of questions and answers on a wide variety of topics.

Direct download: hczp010.mp3
Category:Q&A -- posted at: 5:37 AM

Reading, commentary and discussion of Kodo Sawaki's commentary on "Song of Awakening" (Shodoka), by Yoka Daishi (translation by Tonen O'Conner)

Direct download: hczp009.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:51 PM