Sex, Sin, and Zen

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Sex, Sin, and Zen: A Buddhist Exploration of Sex from Celibacy to Polyamory and Everything in Between
Author Brad Warner
Cover artist Harvey Pekar
Country United States
Language English
Subject Sōtō Zen Buddhism,
Genre Philosophy/Autobiography
Publisher New World Library
Publication date
August 21, 2010
Pages 304
ISBN 978-1-57731-910-8
Preceded by Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate
Followed by Death to All Monsters!

Sex, Sin, and Zen: A Buddhist Exploration of Sex from Celibacy to Polyamory and Everything in Between is a book written by Zen priest and punk rock bassist Brad Warner. The book is an exploration of sex from a modern Zen Buddhist perspective.[1] It alternates between practical chapters and more arcane, conceptual ones.

The book also features an interview with porn star Nina Hartley who was raised in Berkeley, California by two Zen Buddhists.

Reception[edit]

The book received mostly positive reviews.[2] Publishers Weekly said of the book, "The subject is as fundamental as the human sex drive, which does not go away as one spends time on the cushion...Kudos to Warner for tackling the subject."[3]

The book has been seen as being alternatively too positive towards polyamory and too critical of it.[4]

Publication data[edit]

  • Sex, Sin, and Zen: A Buddhist Exploration of Sex from Celibacy to Polyamory and Everything in Between. New World Library. 2010. ISBN 978-1-57731-910-8. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Murphy, John L. "Sex, Sin, and Zen: 25 Years Hardcore: as Punk Bassist, Sexual Seeker, and Zen Student". Pop Matters. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Sex, Sin, and Zen". Tricycle: The Buddhist Review. Retrieved May 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Religion review: Sex, Sin, and Zen". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved May 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ Rotondi, James. "Sex, Sin & Zen: Brad Warner and the Lust for Enlightenment". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 20 June 2011.