Sit Down and Shut Up

  • by Brad Warner
  • Narrated by Brad Warner
  • 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 heart of Zen, in teachings and stories with a sharp smack of truth.

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Good, solid, reliable Zen Wisdom.

I like the way Brad brings Dogen's Zen wisdom into the 21st century. I've been studying and practicing Soto Zen for 25 years and as far as I can tell Brad's teaching pure Buddhism. I will read "Don't be a Jerk" next :-)
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- Amazon Customer

Meh...

Some nuggets of wisdom, and somewhat entertaining but comes across as a little arrogant and judgemental in a small minded way (he certainly has massive disdain for the sheep so to speak) also some concepts he over-complicates and in my opinion gets wrong. Such as the last garbled bit about living forever, the short answer from Alan Watts is "you can't have an experience of nothing", I have no idea what the mumbo jumbo ending here tried to do except make you feel stupid. Bought this and the first audiobook together otherwise would not have listened to it...
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- Simon Kwong

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-09-2014
  • Publisher: Brad Warner