Sex, Sin & Zen with Brad Warner

Book Signing and Talk

Location

The Interdependence Project NYC
302 Bowery 3rd Floor (Middle Buzzer)
New York, NY 10012
United States
Phone: 917.675.7151

When

Fri, 10/15/2010, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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With his one of a kind blend of autobiography, pop culture, and plainspoken Buddhist philosophy, Zen priest and bestselling author Brad Warner explores an A-to-Z of sexual topics in Sex, Sin, and Zen: A Buddhist Teacher Explores Sex. From masturbation to abortion, gender identity to pornography, polyamory to prostitution, Warner explores it all.

Sex, Sin, and Zen charts new territory for how spiritual practice and ancient philosophy can inform and integrate with this essential aspect of human life, an area that religion so often avoids or compartmentalizes as profane. Throughout the book, Warner stares down the tough questions: Can prostitution be a right livelihood? Can a good spiritual master also be really, really bad? And ultimately, what's love got to do with any of it?

While no puritan when it comes to sexuality, Warner offers a conscious approach to sexual ethics and intimacy. Since Buddhism is no longer the province of sequestered seekers, this is real-world wisdom for our times. "This book represents my best efforts a giving a personal Buddhism-informed view on the subject of sexuality," he writes. "It's a view informed by more than twenty-five years of serious Zen practice, as well as about the same number of years of sexual experience."

Using this own heartbreak as a staring point, Warner not only examines sexuality from a Buddhist perspective, he also looks at Buddhist topics, such emptiness, loving kindness, and karma, from a sexual viewpoint. "I've misused sexuality in my own life, and I've seen the consequences," writes Warner. "My experience with sex is that if you treat everyone involved with complete honesty and absolute respect, almost anything is possible. So have fun and don't hurt anybody, including yourself."

 
Come hear Brad discuss his book and get a signed copy at the IDP on Friday night, October 15, 7-9pm.  
 
Brad will also be leading a FULL WEEKEND of Zazen and Soto Zen Practice at IDP the following Saturday and Sunday:
 
 
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Times:
Friday Night Talk and Booksigning: 7-9pm
Saturday Retreat: 10am-6pm
Sunday Retreat: 10am - 5pm
 
 
Friday Only Cost:

$15 or $10 for IDP Members

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Limited Reduced Payment Options and Work-Study available for Guest Event. Please contact patrick@theidproject.org to make alternative arrangements.

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able to make the retreat, but if not, I will definitely be there on Friday night... Brad defies any attempts to put him in a box and make him a zen guru... every time I get too pie in the sky at my own zendo, he seems to shwo up on tour and I

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I can't wait to Be there!

I hope to be able to make the retreat, but if not, I will definitely be there on Friday night... Brad defies any attempts to put him in a box and make him a zen guru... every time I get too pie in the sky at my own zendo, he seems to shwo up on tour and I get a good dose of down to earth dharma that points to the dishes in my sink and the piles of stuff on my floor.

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