Issue 15: Autumn 2011


By Matthew Ryan

Brad Warner

Zen Priest , Author & Punk Rock Bass Player
In Manchester

The enigma that is Brad Warner will be coming to Manchester on Saturday November 19 2011 to host a 1 day meditation retreat. Brad will also be giving a talk on Friday 18th November on everything from the Dharma (the teachings of the Buddha ) to the origins of punk rock !!
This is a unique opportunity to sit and to listen to one of the world’s leading contemporary Buddhist thinkers- this will be Brad’s first (and maybe last once he’s sampled the weather) visit and workshop in Manchester – not to be missed.

Friday 18th November 7pm-9pm Talk ‘Dharma in modern day living’
In this talk Brad will be talking about his own experience with Buddhism and the struggle to put into practice the Dharma in modern day living. There will be a Question and Answer session at the end of the talk – so please bring your questions with you!

Saturday 19th November 10am-4pm A day of Meditation
Brad will be leading students through the key components of ‘zazen’ the zen form of meditation. This will be open to all students including complete beginners.

Where : Village Hall Palatine Road Didsbury Manchester (please call for directions)
Cost : Fri £10 Sat £20 £25 if both sessions are booked together
Info and bookings: / 07983 605 295

Brad Warner Biog
Brad is the author of Hardcore Zen, Sit Down & Shut Up, Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate, and Sex, Sin and Zen. He began studying Zen in the early 80's under Tim McCarthy, a student of Kobun Chino Roshi. Brad was ordained in the Soto School of Zen by Gudo Nishijima Roshi, co-translator of the only complete English edition of Dogen Zenji's 12th century masterpiece Shobogenzo. Before moving to California, Brad taught zazen classes and led retreats in Japan for several years. He now teaches and leads numerous retreats each year in the US, Canada, Europe and Japan. Brad is president of Dogen Sangha International

NB you do not have to have any knowledge of Buddhism, meditation
or punk rock to attend this workshop!

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