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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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
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