Thursday, August 02, 2007

MANY PATHS BOOKSTORE AUGUST 9 at 7:30 PM

I almost forgot! Next week, I'll be doing a talk and book signing at the Many Paths Bookstore in North Hollywood. Just click on those discolored words in the previous sentence or on the title of this article for all the details.

Just cuz I don't have to pack to go to this one doesn't mean it's gonna be less of a show. I'll be wearing my trademark kabuki style make-up, 8-inch platform heels, I'll be spitting blood and breathing fire and playing all my hits like "God of the Tundra" and "I Wanna Chew on Blubber All Night and Hunt Seal Every Day" -- oh wait! That's for my appearance later in the all eskimo KISS tribute band. Um, this'll be a book signing. But it'll be a damned cool one!

And all you folks in Akron, mark your calendars. I'll be speaking at the Akron Public Library on November 7th. More details as this story develops...

Before that I’ll be in New York City August 26-28 at the following locations:

• Sunday August 26, 2007- 7 PM at Bluestockings Radical Books on the Lower East Side
• August 27, 2007 at 7 PM at The Interdepedence Project at Lila Center 302 Bowery at Houston (this will be the most like a formal lecture among all the NYC appearances)
• August 28, 2007 at 7:30 PM Barnes & Noble in Greenwich Village

Then I’ll be in Montreal on August 30, 2007 at 7 PM at McGill University’s Education/Counselling Psychology Department 3700 Rue McTavish Room 233

50 comments:

BRussu said...

About time your coming back to Ohio.

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Lone Wolf said...

Sweet! Now, I'll start trying to book something for SW Ohio around the Akron date.

Erik said...

Cool. I've been passing your first book around amongst some friends, so I'm sure we'll try and make it up there for that. I haven't seen the new library yet but is sure looks nice.

Brad, have you considered trying to have your movie screened at the Highland Theater? They reopened it a few years ago and it's really nice.

keishin.ni said...

So a wholelatta folks get to to see what all the fuss is about!!
Have fun. You're such a busy guy -- are you making progress on your new book laptop/airport style?
Also--cool tip for travel--just wet your handkerchief, wring it out and place it around top of shoulders/back of neck under your shirt.
You will feel so delightfully cool--no matter how long that airplane is lined up on the runway (or whatever stagnant situation you might find yourself in).
Take good care of yourself.

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Anonymous said...

venerable m, Brad has not added Tim's group to his public schedule. But if he is in the area, he might show up in room 308 at the student center at 11:00 AM on Sundays to sit and instruct or speak. Unless ken wilber is already booked.

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Anonymous said...

Mysterion, if you spend 10% of your googling and reading on yourself instead I would bet there is hope.

All the good old habits.

--IceBucket

Anonymous said...

Mysterion wrote:

"Philosophers and mystics, East and West, are therefore in agreement with modern quantum theory: the objective existence of the world is an illusion.

I think, therefore I am, I think?"

The Moody Blues are also an illusion. :D

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Anonymous said...

mysterion ad nauseum

Anonymous said...

Interesting SG article the Porno Buddhist
sorry to hear how humanly the sangha brethren are behaving
oneupmanship is alive and well and duking it out on the internet: this is what comes from not sitting long enough with something irksome in the craw until it dissolves...better than putting those bloggin fingers to whining and complaining... but it does all of us a big favor. Because all of us get to see that no matter whose dharma heir you are you can be a dharma err too--in the blink of an eye you can fall from practice even if you've been practicing for years.
And what happens if you fall from practice? You just get back on the zafu you fell off of.
While emotions clearly are running high... as indicated by various postings one has to ask
what really has changed?
Aren't all the dharma heirs lives pretty much the same now as they were before the announcement of a named successor was made?

Interesting to note Nishijima Roshi's distinction between his Dharma successors, of which there are many, and his named Dogen Sangha International successor (of which there can only be one).
What are the many in a flap about?

Aren't the various dharma successors all engaged in various enterprises--I mean, don't most of them run sanghas or sitting groups or teach in one capacity or another?

Where is the confidence among the various dharma successors that each has already gotten all there is to get, namely 'nothing', the big Nothing: there is no more.

Whatever 'extra' the named Dogen Sangha International successor might get handed is just a bigger helping of 'nothing' and gets given, after all, to 'nobody.'

If the named successor were big headed it could result in a big headache indeed.

Equanimity or Equine-imity: that, gentlemen, is the question.

Anonymous said...

PS Brad--is your first name really Bradley?

Anonymous said...

mysterion--you don't need to get rid of all the interesting stuff you post--just try to keep your fun to 2-3, maybe 5 posts per blog--
otherwise have you ever considered starting a blog of your own?

Anonymous said...

I mean come on, give the rest of us a chance

Matt said...

Well, I just subscribed to the suicide girls website. In his current incarnation, I don't believe that brad is participating in any official wrongdoing. I will need some more time to explore the website in detail. I will set up a paypal donation site soon that designate my official status as the supreme commander of Buddhist Online Morality.

Anonymous said...

Brad,

Your Suicide Girls article "Porno Buddhist" is, hands down, one of the best things you've ever written anywhere and should be a model for your future writing.

Kudos.

DB

Anonymous said...

Mysterion has his own blog already! It's even more wise-ass than you could imagine. I don't comment there as he requires registration and dislikes anonymous comments.

I think he should make registration required for reading, too and no one gets access besides him. Now THAT'S mysterious.

--IceBukcet

Jinzang said...

Funny how people can read about a bodhisattva visting taverns and houses of prostitution to save the customers and think, "how wonderful!" But someone tries something like that in real life and they're the "Porno Buddhist." Back in the Fifties and Sixties Zen had a reputation of being wild and free. True, this was a misunderstanding on the part of Westerners. But when I look at current photos of Zen teachers and their students, everyone looks constipated. I wonder how things changed so quickly.

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Anonymous said...

reductio ad mysterion

:)

Anonymous said...

I Brad indulging his victim mentality again?
Porno Buddhist, give us a break! No wonder the other members of DS:I have misgivings about you as the new Tsar.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Brad should take the time to fess up and give the real objections that the other DS:I sangha teachers have given. Brad is giving out negative spin on the other dharma heirs, so people here might like to take a few moments to find out the truth.

Who made this public? Well, that would be a certain current head of DS:I who published a private email on his blog.

There is no fool like an old [zen] fool :)

oxeye said...

the world isn't divided up between the foolish and the not.

Anonymous said...

Next week on DS:I Los Angeles:

Former punk rock rebel and dinosaur afficionado Bradley 'Brad' Warner causes a major minority riot in Downtown L.A. with his alledgely provocative internet blog release on "Porno Buddhism".

Several deluded zen zealots get mentally distracted and die within these circumstances - but unfortunately get reborn instantly and continue to suffer through a billions aeons of uncontrolled envy and anger.

@Mysterion: Promise to stop deleting your posts, you can't get rid of your bad karma. Publish and be embarrassed.

--IceBucket

oxeye said...

An Akron lady notices the copy of SD and SU laying on my lap and asks me what it is about.. Umm, it is about a punk rock musician from Wadsworth who moves to Japan to work for the Godzilla movie guys and becomes a Zen Priest.. Oh, you made that up she tells me.

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"old dog" said...

What a tempest in a teapot! I've only been studying Buddhism deeply for about 3 years, and casually for about 10, so I welcome any insight that helps. Brad writes where he can be read.

Brad is what Buddhism needs to succeed in modern america. Not everyone can go off and join a monastery, or sit for hours upon hours every week, or go to retreats several times a year. Some of us have to try to sit for a half hour between one thing and another, on a folded up bed pillow, not-staring at the ball of cat hair on the bedroom carpet.

gniz said...

Many of these comments remind me of how various news programs would have shows decrying media involvement in the OJ Simpson trial. The whole show would be full of media personalities saying, "is the media somehow responsible for all this media frenzy?"

WE are the ones making the tempest in the teapot, every single one of us reading Brad's articles and responding, positively, negatively...it doesnt matter what side we fall on.

The idiot who comes on to put down the idiot with an axe to grind against Brad is doing the same thing...same as me...i am also an idiot.

This is what we do. Humans are cute and funny.

Aaron

www.gangstazen.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Jinzang....more like JinZING.
Very good response to the post.

Anonymous said...

" funny how people can read about a bodhisattva visting taverns and houses of prostitution to save the customers and think, "how wonderful!" But someone tries something like that in real life and they're the "Porno Buddhist." "

it's probablybecause in the old stories the bodhisatva wasn't being paid by the whorehouses to write articles for them.

Anonymous said...

Just would like to point out
that what goes on
between consenting adults is
nobody's business but their own.

Anonymous said...

yeah, no shit.

-anony mouse

Jinzang said...

it's probably because in the old stories the bodhisatva wasn't being paid by the whorehouses to write articles for them.

You should read the life story of Tilopa. He was the servant of a prostitute, Dharima, and kept track of her appointments.

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Anonymous said...

"would like to point out
that what goes on
between consenting adults is
nobody's business but their own."

Unless, of course.. They are Dick Cheney and George Bush.

Anonymous said...

Most prostitudes have hearts of gold. Unless, of course.. They are Dick Cheney and George Bush.

Anonymous said...

"Any decent biography of Johannes Brahms tells you he played piano in a brothel"

Louis Armstrong worked in brothels and married a prostitute.

Christ spent time with at least one hooker.

I think some people towards the edge of the society might be more open to the Middle Path than Joe Suburbanite.

Anonymous said...

"what goes on
between consenting adults is
nobody's business but their own."

When it comes to American policy,
what goes on between Cheney and Bush
goes on between many other
affected parties who have
NOT given their consent.

BTW, for the "crazy" 9/11 skeptics
out there, it looks like Burning Man
will have a steel-frame "9/11 TruthBurn"
sculpture with thermate cutter charges
that will be detonated at the end of the
festival.

Anonymous said...

mysterion says "Those who deny that they are human, aren't."


Buddha says Do not make light of your faults saying, "They don't bother me." Just as a jug fills drop by drop, a fool becomes filled with his folly.

Anonymous said...

A student, who was obviously not able to grasp a lecture, once said to his Zen teacher: "But the Buddha said..."

The Zen teacher said: "First of all, we don't know what the Buddha said or if he actually ever lived. Then it is the question whether you are my student or a scholar. And finally, this is a lineage teaching, not a dogmatic teaching."




Incoming Zen Zealots on 3 o'clock. RATTATTATATTAA! OMG, it's Marshall Mysterion on the gun! You better run, you shvinehund!



I will attend Burning Man this year, who else?



--IceBucket

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Anonymous said...

I know that BM will be not the real thing, but the lack of a time machine... I promised it to a friend. I see it as some survival camp.

It's alway shabby to indulge yourself in your memory, Mysterion...

--IceBucket