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"There Is No God and He Lives on Long Island"

“There Is No God and He Lives on Long Island”

While Brad is away at Tassajara, and away from the Internet, we’ll be periodically filling in the gaps with some recordings of talks Brad’s given on his recent book tour. Thanks to John Graves of Dōgen Sangha LA for editing and providing the recording. Enjoy! You can get these automagically as they’re posted if you […]

Twitter Conversation About Enlightenment

:Dharmacology (@dharmacology) @BradWarner So, also no experience that makes anyone “scared”, “angry”. Really? I mean reeeally? Brad Warner (@BradWarner) @dharmacology I’m not sure what you mean. But I think I’d say yes. :Dharmacology (@dharmacology) @BradWarner You are saying our enlightenment is disconnected from our emotions, and our emotions are disconnected from our experience? Brad Warner […]

Tassajara

Tassajara

From August 3rd through September 9th this year I’ll be waiting tables at Tassajara Zen Mountain Monastery. There is no Internet access at Tassajara and cell phone signals can’t make it into the valley. It’s up a winding dirt road seven miles into the mountains and then down seven more rocky miles into a canyon. […]

I Love You, Cosmo!

I Love You, Cosmo!

So I’m in my car yesterday with a friend and she asks me something to the effect of, “What was your enlightenment experience like?” This is someone who has read Hardcore Zen and There Is No God and He is Always With You, so she knows what I said about it in those books. She […]

Places Science Cannot Reach

Places Science Cannot Reach

There was an exchange in the comments section here recently that went something like this: COMMENTER A: And while he (meaning me, Brad) is a pretty strong supporter of science he’s always said that he thought there are places that science can’t reach – that goes as far back as Hardcore Zen (the book). COMMENTER […]