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About Brad Warner

Brad Warner is the author of the books Don’t Be a Jerk, Hardcore Zen, Sit Down and Shut Up, along with several others. He was ordained by Gudo Nishijima in the Soto lineage of Zen Buddhism in 1999. He spent his childhood in the suburbs of Akron, Ohio and the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. He has practiced Zen for over 30 years, beginning when he was a student at Kent State University. He’s the bass player for the hardcore punk rock group Zero Defex. For 11 years he lived in Japan where he worked for the company founded by the man who created Godzilla. He has appeared in several films including Zombie Bounty Hunter M.D. and the documentary about him, Brad Warner’s Hardcore Zen.
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