BRAD WARNER’S HARDCORE ZEN is a documentary about a controversial Zen master who has sought to strip away the sheen off many taboo topics in Zen Buddhism and exhibit a healthy dose of reality to his readers.
Brad Warner is a Zen monk, writer, and bass player. He has written several books, including Hardcore Zen, Sit Down And Shut Up, Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate, Sex, Sin, and Zen, and his latest, There Is No God and He Is Always with You. 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 Sect in Japan. He writes about Zen and other topics on his blog, Hardcore Zen, and as a writer for Suicide Girls.
Pirooz Kalayeh is a filmmaker, artist, and author. His films include SHOPLIFTING FROM AMERICAN APPAREL, THE HUMAN WAR, and BRAD WARNER’S HARDCORE ZEN. His novel THE WHOPPER STRATEGIES details an advertising executive’s journey to package Enlightenment in a Box. His fourth feature ZOMBIE BOUNTY HUNTER M.D. is currently in post-production with ILIKENIRVANA Productions.
What: Double Billing – Hardcore Zen and The Human War
Where: Muenzinger Auditorium, Boulder CO
When: January 18, 2014 @ 7:00pm