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A Weekend of Zazen with Brad Warner
Author of Sex, Sin and Zen
The Interdependence Project NYC
302 3rd Floor (Middle Buzzer)New York, NY 10012
Sat, 10/16/2010, 10:00am - Sun, 10/17/2010, 5:00pm
Brad Warner, best-selling author of Hardcore Zen, Sit Down and Shut Up, Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate, and the forthcoming Sex, Sin, and Zen, and a Buddhist teacher and practitioner in the Soto Zen tradition will be leading a weekend zazen retreat at the IDP.
The IDP is pleased to provide practitioners in the Northeast and New York area with this rare opportunity to participate in a full two-day retreat led by Brad, including zazen (sitting meditation), kinhin (walking meditation), and dharma talks.
Brad is known for his direct and sometimes controversial take on Buddhism here and now, in the 21st century, in daily life. His popular blog, Hardcore Zen, attracts thousands of comments and stirs heated discussion. This is a rare, not-to-be-missed opportunity to practice a full weekend of zazen with a talented and dynamic teacher.
A punk rock bass player, Zen priest, filmmaker, and Japanese monster-movie marketer, Brad teaches primarily in Southern California and leads Zen retreats in Japan, Minnesota, Europe, and North Carolina, among other places. His writing appears in media ranging from Tricycle and Shambhala Sun to Suicidegirls.com He received Dharma Transmission from Gudo Nishijima Roshi, who received his transmission from Rempo Niwa Roshi who, at the time was the head of the Soto Zen sect in Japan. Brad was also a student of Tim McCarthy, a student of Kobun Chino.
With his unique blend of pop culture autobiography and straight-up no-nonsense Buddhist philosophy, Brad notes:
"A lot of what gets written about Zen is based on abstractions and idealism. Too many people who write about it don't have a clue. They write all about the way things can be, or might be, or should be, not how they really are. Because very often they don't even know how they really are. The caricatures of Zen in popular culture are even worse, picking up on these abstractions and turning them into parody. I'm not interested in telling you what I might be like or what I could be like if only I did this or that. I'm interested in reporting on what life is actually like."
Find out what zazen is actually like at this two-day retreat.
Brad will be discussing his blockbuster new book, Sex, Sin, and Zen, at a book signing at IDP on Friday night, 7-9pm, but this weekend is the only opportunity for practitioners in the Northeast to participate in a zazen retreat with Brad this year.
Friday Only - $15
Full Weekend - $120
Sat and Sunday Only $105
IDP Member Discounts:
Friday Only - $10
Full Weekend - $95 Full Members, $75 Sustaining Members
Sat and Sunday Only - $85 Full Members, $65 Sustaining Members
Friday Night Talk and Booksigning: 7-9pm
Saturday Retreat: 10am-6pm
Sunday Retreat: 10am - 5pm
Can't afford it?
Limited Reduced Payment Options and Work-Study available for Guest Event. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make alternative arrangements.