Hello Ithaca! Hello Philly! See You Very Soon New York!

Hello Ithaca! Hello Philly! See You Very Soon New York!

Tonight March 11th, 2014 at 7pm, the documentary about me, Brad Warner’s Hardcore Zen, will play at Cinemopolis 120 E Green St Ithaca, NY 14850. Tickets are available at  http://local-screen.com/hardcore-zen/ithaca-ny/ Unfortunately neither I nor director Pirooz Kalayeh will be there. We had scheduling problems and just could not make it. Not to mention it’s damned expensive […]

Random Reflections on Becoming 50

Random Reflections on Becoming 50

Today I turned fifty. Happy birthday to me! As my dad says, “It’s better than the alternative!” At least I don’t look fifty. Must be all that Zen. This is a self-indulgent post. But it’s my birthday so y’all can just suck it! Fifty is an annoying age to be. You’re not old enough to be […]

The bus stop in front of the library in downtown Akron. I have waited for busses at this very spot!

Bob Casale

I just returned from a five-day Zen sesshin with Kazuaki Tanahashi at the Upaya Zen Center. But before I talk about that, I’d like to talk about Bob Casale. I learned of Bob Casale’s untimely death at age 61 while I was on that sesshin. It happened the day before the sesshin began and I […]

Dogen's Circle of the Way

Dogen’s Circle of the Way

Tomorrow begins my retreat at Upaya Zen Center with Kazuaki Tanahashi. The retreat is titled Dogen’s Circle of the Way. Before Kaz invited me to lead this retreat with him I had not been very familiar with the phrase “Circle of the Way.” I’d probably heard it around Tassajara but I’d never paid the phrase […]

Can You Meditate Too Much?

Can You Meditate Too Much?

Next week, February 18-23 I’ll be hosting a retreat with Kazuaki Tanahashi  at Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico! GO! This coming Saturday (Feb. 15, 2014) my talk at Hill Street Center will be Spreecast live. You’ll be able to interact with the group and ask questions! Do it! Just go to the link I provided above at 11 AM […]