Headlined, Paradigm Shifters, April 5, 2016

Brad Warner
Broadcast Date: 
April 5, 2016

Paradigm Shifters presents Brad Warner whoes spiritual wisdom simplifies to this line 'Don’t be a Jerk'! When talking about the deeper value of a meditation practice or the ancient wisdom and consciousness of a great teacher like Dogen, Brad Warner - Zen Master, Punk Rocker, author extraordinaire -  often irreverent - is both steady & reverent in his own 20 year practice of zazen!  He simplifies the wisdom of the 12th century Zen Master to 'Don’t be A Jerk'!  Enjoy Brad as he teaches how incredible the relevance of Dogen’s ancient Buddhist teachings are in a society as fast moving and crazy as ours, 800 years later.  He can and he does! The official book title is: 'Don’t Be A Jerk: And Other Practical Advice from Dogen, Japan’s Greatest Zen Master'.

It includes feminism with its contradictions and vague purposes of celibacy.  And  Brad asks about so many rules… why?  Can people break them and still be high level practitioners?  Apparently so.  This philosophy seems to juggle opposites, dualities, in practitioners as they deepen.