Hardcore Zen

  • by Brad Warner
  • Narrated by Brad Warner
  • 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This is not your typical Zen book. Brad Warner, a young punk who grew up to be a Zen master, spares no one. 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 to the Buddha himself to make sure his points come through loud and clear. As it prods readers to question everything, Hardcore Zen is both an approach and a departure, leaving behind the soft and lyrical for the gritty and stark perspective of a new generation.
The subtitle says it all: There has never been a book like this.

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It took a while to get into it but......

He is dead straight about it being a home made recording which is refreshing and it is not at all bad and a good deal better than many others. I don't share his taste in music but I let that go because the content is just great and blows a lot of dust and BS out of the subject.
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- conor

Semi Enlightened...

Writer has too much prejudices to give him credence on subject matter, he's led an interesting life but still falls into some pitfalls. He talks about compassion but then gives everyone the quest to "save the world" from nuclear war, concentrates far to much on criticizing other writers (great teachers never need do this), dismisses psychedelic experiences though only having experienced questionably sourced drugs himself and asserts himself far too strongly for someone who doesn't seem well read in the subject matter other than head line books, I'm surprised he never even talked about shamanic ritual regarding use of psychedelics.

He ain't nothing special. Tolle and Watts are far more developed and useful.
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- Simon Kwong

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-05-2014
  • Publisher: Hardcore Zen Books