Sunday, May 06, 2007


I've put loads of clicakble links in this article. But they don't always show up that well. So any words you see below that are slightly discolored (on my screen they aren't even discolored until you click 'em — what's up with that?) are probably links. Most of the stuff IN ALL CAPS is a link. Check 'em out!

I'll be doing a talk and book signing on MAY 17th, 2007 at the BODHI TREE BOOKSTORE which is located in West Hollywood, California (click for directions) at 7:30 PM. This will be the very first book signing event for SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP!, my brand new book from New World Library. So show up, dammit! A good time will be had by all.

Also, there will be no Zazen class at Hill Street Center on Saturday May 12th cuz I will be in Japan.

AND, yesterday I got profiled for a story in the June issue of LA YOGA magazine. So look for that next month. They took loads of pictures and did a nice interview.

AND, an excerpt from SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP! will appear in WHOLE LIFE TIMES magazine in June as well. WHOLE LIFE TIMES is an LA based mag. But they're also affiliated with CONSCIOUS CHOICE magazine in Chicago and Seattle, and with COMMON GROUND magazine in San Francisco. So I think the excerpt will appear in those magazines as well.

AND on Sunday May 20th at midnight I'll be a guest on the SUICIDE GIRLS RADIO SHOW on Indie 103.1 in Los Angeles. I'm pretty sure this is avialable on the Internets and as a Podcast as well if you're not in SoCal.

On May 3rd I was a guest on Scott Cluthe's show POSITIVELY INCORRECT on Sirius Radio. I think there's a Podacst of this. But I'll be dog-goned if I can find it. If anyone out there finds it, let me know.

AND on May 23rd I'll be a guest on a radio show called THE GOOD LIFE with host JESSE DYLAN at 10:15 Pacific Time/1:15 Eastern. That's also on Sirius Sattelite Radio. My dad's got one of those in his car. So I hope he listens.

AND Saturday June 2nd, 2007 at 7 PM I'll be in Phoenix at the ARIZONA ZEN BUDDHIST SOCIETY giving A TALK (click for details & location). So be there or be square! I'm doing two other book signings in Phoenix on that Sunday (June 3rd) and Monday (June 4th). But I can't seem to find the details. I'll either revise this post or put up a new one when I get that info.

AND I'll be all over the San Francisco Bay Area the following week. Here's what's lined up so far:

Tuesday June 12th at the VIRGIN MEGASTORE in San Francisco
Thursday June 14th, 7PM at GATEWAYS in Santa Cruz
Friday June 15th After Dinner Talk at the SAN FRANCISCO ZEN CENTER
Saturday June 16th 7 PM at COPPERFIELD'S BOOKS 140 Kentucky St., Petaluma, CA 94952
Sunday June 17th at San Quentin Prison (this isn't open to the public, but all inmates reading this are invited!)

AND on Wednesday July 25th, 2007, my movie CLEVELAND'S SCREAMING! will have its world premier at the EGYPTIAN THEATER in Hollywood. So mark your calendars!

I'll put up more details as I get them. Basically book signings tend to start at 7 PM, so I'm guessing that'll be the time for most of these. The After Dinner Talk is a regular thing at the SF Zen Center, so probably if you look on their website there'll be info.

I'm also working on possible gigs in Boulder, New York City, Akron and Montreal. So I'll let you know how that goes.

Rock on!


Jinzang said...

Tou control the way your links look through the style sheet in your template. Currently it says:

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Change the a:link values to the a:hover values to make the links more visible.

Koudelka said...

If you need anyone to help out with an NYC event, drop me a line. :D

Anonymous said...

jinzang is so hip. look at that shit.

Anonymous said...

"Sit Down and Shut Up", p.148:

"Don't stare at the ocean,
bad pictures, hunchbacks or puppets.

Always have clean feet.

Don't view big fish."

Finally! A moral code I can live by!
I'm gonna get those three pearls
tatooed on my forearm so I don't
forget 'em!

Thanks, Tendo Nyojo!

Anonymous said...

Wow... and Tendo Nyojo preceded
Monty Python by over 700 years!

louis said...

Brad, good news: you are currently on Posted noon sunday. just search zen from inside reddit. Any of you all registered can up vote the story. It links to a review of the first book on

See you in Nueva York if you can make it there ...

Anonymous said...

You lookin' for groupies?

Anonymous said...

Bro, you'll be the BEST thing that's ever happened to Whole Life Times, believe me! Congratulations! :D

Anonymous said...


I got the book from Amazon as soon as it became available. I'm not quite sure what my reaction to it is yet, though I will tell you I thought it was too short. I think that's a good sign, since it means I wanted to keep on reading.

I will say the later chapters are better than the early ones, IMO. I especially liked your insights on control and the lack of it. That give me something to think about.

Anyway, to the extent that it's possible, given my hermit-like nature, I'll be talking up the book and encouraging people to buy and read it.


Jinzang said...

jinzang is so hip

Since when is knowing CSS hip?

esmerelda_verde said...

Hope you make it to NYC, would love to have you fix the typo in person. I have book already, pre order from Amazon and am reading it, slowly to make it last. But I could always buy a gift copy for a friend.

Anonymous said...

"jinzang is so hip

Since when is knowing CSS hip?"

ever since bill gates was named 'snappiest dresser 2006'