Hardcore Zen

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Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies, & the Truth about Reality
Hardcore Zen cover.jpg
Author Brad Warner
Cover artist Elizabeth Lawrence
Language English
Subject Sōtō Zen Buddhism
Genre Philosophy/Autobiography
Publisher Wisdom Publications
Publication date
October 3, 2003
Pages 224
ISBN 0-86171-380-X
OCLC 52348846
294.3/927 21
LC Class BQ9288 .W37 2003
Followed by Sit Down and Shut Up

Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies, & the Truth about Reality (simply known as Hardcore Zen) is a book written by Brad Warner, an author and ordained Zen priest. It was released in October 2003 by Wisdom Publications. The work serves as both an autobiography and an introduction to Sōtō Zen philosophy.

Reception[edit]

Hardcore Zen received mostly positive reviews. Publishers Weekly said of the book, "Entertaining, bold and refreshingly direct, this book is likely to change the way one experiences other books about Zen—and maybe even the way one experiences reality."[1] Tricycle: The Buddhist Review said "Hardcore Zen is Be Here Now for now."[2]

Publication data[edit]

  • Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies, & the Truth about Reality, Brad Warner, Wisdom Publications (October 2003), 224 pages, ISBN 0-86171-380-X

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nonfiction review: Hardcore Zen". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved May 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ Joan Duncan Oliver. "Books in Brief". Tricycle: The Buddhist Review (2003). Retrieved May 17, 2012.