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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Love, compassion, Tim McCarthy's poetic commentary on the Heart Sutra, marriage, Team America, non-attachment, sex and more!  Check out Brad's new book "Sex, Sin, and Zen: A Buddhist Exploration of Sex from Celibacy to Polyamory and Everything in Between."

Direct download: hczp007.mp3
Category:Sex and Buddhism -- posted at: 7:06pm EST

A talk and discussion regarding the relationship between Zen practice and Yoga practice.  Nina, Dogen Sangha L.A.'s resident Yoga teacher, led a Yoga class before our regular zazen practice on the day this talk was recorded.  Check our calendar for future Zen/Yoga classes, including October 30, 2010.

Direct download: hczp006.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:44am EST

A variety of questions and answers; a passage from Katagiri Roshi's Each Moment is the Universe with Brad's commentary on the subject of karma.

Direct download: HCZP_005.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:25am EST

An introductory talk on sex and Buddhism, with a lively discussion.  Brad's new book, "Sex, Sin and Zen: A Buddhist Exploration of Sex from Celibacy to Polyamory and Everything in Between" deals with the same subject.

Direct download: HCZP_004.mp3
Category:Sex and Buddhism -- posted at: 5:42am EST

A talk given at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society on Melrose in L.A. on January 17, 2010.  Includes "becoming a thief" story by Kodo Sawaki.

Direct download: HCZP_003.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:12pm EST

A talk given in Jyväskylä, Finland on August 28, 2009. Part 2 of 2, questions and answers.

Direct download: HCZP_002.mp3
Category:Q&A -- posted at: 12:29pm EST

Hardcore Zen Podcast, episode 1

A talk given in Jyväskylä, Finland on August 28, 2009. Part 1 of 2, in which Brad tells his story.  Basically, the bio part of Brad's first book in talk form.  If you've already read the book, you might want to jump ahead to the other episodes.  If you haven't read Hardcore Zen, this talk is an introduction to Brad and his history with Buddhism.
Part 2 is the Q&A from the same talk.

Direct download: HCZP_001.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 7:32pm EST