Recent posts tagged Brad Warner


How Can You Say You Know Me When I Don't Even Know Myself?

It's impossible to control what happens when people pay attention to you in numbers. Just respond as gracefully as you can.

The Demon's Sermon

On "the world of demons" in Buddhist study, and other things in it that are routinely misunderstood.


The Unthinkable Lightness Of Being

On how Zen and Buddhism are not anti-intellectual, but non-intellectual. Big diff there.


You Are Not Your F***ing Khakis Dept.

And you're not your desires, either.


The Un-Educator Dept.

Why "teaching" creativity may be a misnomer at best and a waste at worst.

Holy Fools Dept.

I'll tell me what to really think.

Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? Dept.

Warning: Navel-gazing within!


Der Ding An Sicht Dept.

Writing: the work that validates itself. (But who really believes that?)

Here's Your Engraved Invitation Dept.

Writing: there's a best way, a right way, and in the end, your way.

Talk Down To Me Dept.

Does success make it impossible to speak truth to power?

Me Me Me Dept.

On the self that plays tricks on the self by being the self, or something.

You Suffer But Why? Pt. The Last Dept.

Last ride on the suffering train, I swear!

How To Improve The World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse) Dept.

Don't just do something, sit there!

all is not one

The systematic study of most any spiritual path (in my case, Zen) leads you, if you're lucky, to confront the incarnate meaning of the clichés thrown around by people who have at best read a few books about it. "All...


Go Go Go Said The Bird Dept.

On escapism.

Kill Your Idols Some More Dept.

The artist isn't a guru, a god, or sometimes even a good guy.


Calling Me Names Dept.

Labels, like "Buddhist" or "science fiction", are both a boon and a bane. We know this, but what do we really do about it?

All There On The Page Dept.

What is it that a book does better than a movie? Especially when it's SF?

Rebel Buddha (Dzogchen Ponlop)

We are, I think, finally beginning to see the full flowering of a literature of true native Western Buddhism. By this I mean works written by Buddhists who are Westerners first and foremost, and whose understanding of both Western life...

Baking the Bread of Yearning Dept.

Sometimes wanting to be a writer is the worst way to be a writer.

What the Buddha Thought (Richard Gombrich)

Ambitious attempt to place the Buddha in, and outside of, his historical context as a thinker and philosopher.


Sit Down and Shut Up: Punk Rock Commentaries on Buddha, God, Truth, Sex, Death, and Dogen's Treasury of the Right Dharma Eye (Brad Warner)

Brad Warner explains one of Zen's more difficult texts with verve and unpretentious charm.

Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies and the Truth About Reality (Brad Warner)

Zen explained by a former punk rocker. No, really. And explained very well, too.

See other Brad Warner posts for 2011