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It's Midnight in Frankfurt. Do I Know Where I Am?

It’s Midnight in Frankfurt. Do I Know Where I Am?

I have to say I love my life. It just keeps getting weirder and better. Five years ago I exchanged a chance at financial stability and a respectable career to see if I could make it on my own as an independent author and Zen teacher. My income took an immediate nosedive and initially the […]

Don't Mention the Zen at War!

Don’t Mention the Zen at War!

I’m at a sesshin so I really shouldn’t be on-line at all, much less posting to my blog. But you gotta do what you gotta do. You’d be forgiven for being shocked that I would recommend an article by Jundo Cohen on Sweeping Zen. But I really have no lingering hard feelings toward either of […]

How Can I Be a Monk and Can I Train With You?

How Can I Be a Monk and Can I Train With You?

This week I got three emails from people in places far away from where I live asking if they could be my student and two emails asking how to become a monk. This is about my weekly average. So I thought I’d take some time to write a blog about it. As far as training […]

Why You Need to Go to Retreats

Why You Need to Go to Retreats

It’s retreat season here in Brad Warner World. I am doing a whole slew of them over the next month and a half. Right now I’m in Germany about to begin the first in the series. The final in the series will be our big blow-out three-day Zen and Yoga retreat at Mt. Baldy Zen […]