Friday, October 15, 2010

New York City! (again)

Here's another new interview.

I just got to New York City and I'm sure as heck not gonna spend my time all up on this computer. Besides I have an interview to get to across town.

So here's one last plug for the two events I'm doing in New York next week. The first is a book signing at 7 pm on October 15th at the Iinterdependence Project in the East Village. Be there!

The following two days, October 16th and 17th, we're having a two-day non-residential retreat at the Interdependence Project in the East Village. This is a terrific opportunity for anyone who wants to get a real taste of what zazen is all about. The retreat is open to beginners, no experience necessary. It will be focused on shikantaza style zazen as taught by Dogen Zenji. It's non-residential, which means you get to go out and have a night on the town in Manhattan afterward instead of being cooped up with a bunch of Zen nerds all night.

69 comments:

john e mumbles said...

YES

Seagal Rinpoche said...

Alas! How little does the memory of these human inhabitants enhance the beauty of the landscape!

Anonymous Bob said...

Brad: After reading your post I took the children's lunch money and donated it all to you for your nights out on the town in sexy Manhattan. Enjoy!

CAPTCHA : darybel : Got milf?

OsamaVanHalen said...

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/h/henrydavid395281.html

Awakened Yeti said...

"The inability to accept the mystical experience is more than an intellectual handicap. Lack of awareness of the basic unity of organism and environment is a serious and dangerous hallucination."

- Seagal Rinpoche

anonymous anonymous said...

"The inability to accept the mystical experience is more than an intellectual handicap. Lack of awareness of the basic unity of organism and environment is a serious and dangerous hallucination."

Awakened Yeti quoting Seagal Rinpoche

anonymused said...

Brad's new interview may be awesome, but after about a half hour of listening to two excruciatingly boring new age types chatting on and on about enlightenment between their reiki and angel commercials, I'll never know..

Jundo said...

I like how Brad always rushes to put up another blog post when the conversation starts turning towards Treeleaf and me. He can't fucking stand it when people talk about Jundo Cohen. It fucks him up bigtime.

We were discussing how Shambhala Sunspace fucked me over and then Brad HAS to put a new post up to divert attention.

shadow said...

The above wasn't Jundo. And nobody pushed me.. er him out of anything.

parrot talk said...

"The retreat is open to beginners, no experience necessary."

the same can be said for life, in general...

LOL

Now, Seagal Rinpoche is the resident monk on Walden Pond.

The talented couch says it all...

ROFLMAO!!!

anonymous anonymous said...

Be careful rolling around on the floor laughing mysterion. You might have an accident.

Anonymous said...

note to anonymused:

You can just click over the New Age babbling.
Brad's interview begins at about 30:30.

Jean Claude Van Damme said...

What is the first sign of AIDS?

A pounding sensation in the ass.

anonymous anonymous said...

A close-minded teacher explains to his class of small children that he is an atheist. He asks the class if they are atheists too. Not really knowing what atheism is but wanting to be like their teacher, all hands go into the air.

There is, however, one exception. A beautiful little girl named Lucy has not gone along with the crowd. The teacher asks her why she has decided to be different.

"Because I'm not an atheist."

Then, asks the teacher, "What are you?"

"I'm just a person."

The teacher is a little perturbed now, his face slightly red under his white beard. He asks Lucy why she isn't an atheist like everyone else.

"Well, I was brought up knowing and loving people. My mom is a free thinker, and my dad is a free thinker, so I am a free thinker."

The teacher is now angry. "That's no reason," he says loudly.

"What if your mom was a moron, and your dad was a moron. What would you be then?" he asked.

The little girl paused, and smiled. "Then," says Lucy, "I'd be an atheist."

anonymous anonymous said...

A boy is sitting on Santas lap and Santa puts his finger on the boys nose and says "I bet your name is (spells out ) J i m m y ?"

The little boys eyes light up and Santa puts his finger on the boys nose again and says "I bet you want a (spelled out ) b i k e ?"

Little Jimmys eyes light up and he asks "How'd you know that?"

Santa replied "Because I'm Santa I know everything".

Little Jimmy gets a funny look in his eye and says "I bet you like (spells out ) g i r l s ?"

Santa says "Yes, how'd you know that ?" The boy says " Beacause your finger smells like P U S S Y!"

Anonymous said...

Adolf Hitler is out jogging one morning in 1938, he notices a little boy on the corner with a box. Curious, he runs over to the child and says, “What’s in the box boy?”

To which the little boy says, “Kittens; they’re brand new kittens .”

Hitler laughs and says, “What kind of kittens are they?”

“National Socialists,” the child says.

“Ah, that’s cute,” Hitler says and he runs off chuckling.

A couple of days later Hitler is running with his buddy, Himmler, and he spots the same boy with his box just ahead. Hitler says to Himmler, “You have got to see this” and they both jog over to the boy with the box.

Hitler says says, “Look in the box Heinrich, isn’t that cute? Look at those little kittens. Hey boy tell my friend Heinrich what kind of kittens they are.”

The boy replies, “They’re Kommunistische.”

“Wait!” Hitler says, “I came by here the other day and you said they were National Socialists. What is different?”

“Well,” the boy says, “Their eyes are open now.”

Anonymous said...

Hi Brad,

just in case you are reading this tonight: Could I do Saturday only? I'm on a business trip and will have to leave on Sunday.

Please drop me a note.

Thanks,
Steffen

Anonymous said...

Hey Steffen -

Brad recently announced an email address for questions. He didn't say they needed to be deep...

askbradwarner@hotmail.com

Mysterion said...

Did you ever notice that you don't mind the smell of your own shit, but you'll absolutely gag on the smell of another's?

What's up with that? I mean, it's technically the same stuff. If you took a blind smell test and they had saved your shit for a bit so that you wouldn't know whose it was, you'd gag on yours and everyone else's. What's the deal?

Pike said...

Mysterion has finally lost his mind.

Awakened Yeti said...

Shit is all the same. That's why it's universal. People are people, and they do people things - just like other people. It's not a big deal except when it's a big deal. The only questions worth asking have already been answered because they dont have a voice in the first place.

And yet the wheel in the sky keeps on turning, and I dont know where I'll be tommorow. But it's easy because somebody else already did it for me. In a shitty way.

I've got the world up my ass, society is burning me up. Take a bite, spit it out.

Anonymous said...

Awakened Yeti and Mysterion are one and the same.

anonymous anonymous said...

"I've got the world up my ass, society is burning me up. Take a bite, spit it out."

They have broad wings, a human neck and face,
Clawed feet and swollen, feathered bellies; they caw
Their lamentations in the eerie trees..

Seagal Rinpoche said...

Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before. He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way.

burning blocks said...

If a man comes to a standstill at some stage, feeling spiritual pride in his enlightenment; he will find himself in a sea of poison.

Awakened Yeti said...

To challenge the champions of hardcore ignorance in the battle of weakness vs weakness, the glorious heroes of enlightenment come forth and wash over themselves.

Wave upon wave of eternal wisdom crashes against the cowering populace. In the end, only the mightiest will remain. Only the most massive black holes, from which nothing can escape, and to which all is drawn.

The award ceremony begins at dawn, after the deadites have swallowed your soul.

john e mumbles said...

What "soul"?

anonymous anonymous said...

To challenge the champions of hardcore ignorance in the battle of weakness vs weakness, the glorious heroes of enlightenment come forth and wash over themselves.

Wave upon wave of eternal wisdom crashes against the cowering populace. In the end, only the mightiest will remain. Only the most massive black holes, from which nothing can escape, and to which all is drawn.

Source: Worst analogies ever written in a high school essay.

anonymous anonymous said...

"The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a bowling ball wouldn't."

Source: Worst analogies ever written in a high school essay.

Jimi Imij said...

DONATE TO BRAD SO HE CAN CONTINUE THIS BLOG

Slimi Jimij said...

This blog is Dead

Mysterion said...

In the battle of weakness vs weakness there is neither the battle nor the weak.

John said...

Paul is dead.

2 @ dox said...

A good read on Paul.

http://www.vexen.co.uk/religion/paul.html

anonymous anonymous said...

And I used to wonder who was putting all the 9/11 conspiracy crap on Brad's blog..

Anonymous said...

huh?

Mr. Reee said...

"Tommy Surko says, for my kind of girl, there's only one. Tommy Surko."

Awakened Yeti said...

I'm not a witch. I'm you.

Anonymous said...

Retreat was good. Enjoyed the talk and the zazen. Had a great time staring at a wall for two days in SoHo, leaving for lunch and at the day's end to find the streets teeming with people too hip to be alive. And I got hit on, at a sesshin! Isn't life just way too strange?

anonymous anonymous said...

no one thinks you're a witch.

Anonymous Omnibus said...

We think you are Mysterion.

Anonymous said...

Hey Brad,

in case you are reading these, whatever happened to your & Nishijima's Nagarjuna-book? I thought it was supposed to be out by now, and I think I already saw it on sale somewhere, but now it's "Out of Stock" or "Not yet published" everywhere. What gives?

I'd really like to read it!

Nagarjuna said...

Don't get the book. This kid doesn't get me any more than you do. I'm basically an enigma wrapped in a riddle.

If you want to throw away money, buy a vibrating triple-headed dildo. That is probably a better expenditure for you than a book containing the crap that this ego-driven clown wrote about me.

Anonymous Bob said...

Nagarjuna, Don't be so quick to dismiss the modern miracle of a vibrating triple-headed dildo.

CAPTCHA : sainisms : I kid you not

Scroatbelly said...

Why would anyone want to buy a vibrating Brad, Mysterion, and Ran headed device when you can get plenty screwed by all three here for free?

Seagal Rinpoche said...

Those who see worldly life as an obstacle to Dharma see no Dharma in everyday actions. They have not yet discovered that there are no everyday actions outside of Dharma.

Anonymous said...

Why would anyone want to buy a vibrating Brad, Mysterion, and Ran headed device when you can get plenty screwed by all three here for free?”.

For real satisfaction.

That's what you're here for, isn't it?

anonymused said...

Sir Bedevere: There are ways of telling whether she is a witch.
Peasant 1: Are there? Oh well, tell us.
Sir Bedevere: Tell me. What do you do with witches?
Peasant 1: Burn them.
Sir Bedevere: And what do you burn, apart from witches?
Peasant 1: More witches.
Peasant 2: Wood.
Sir Bedevere: Good. Now, why do witches burn?
Peasant 3: ...because they're made of... wood?
Sir Bedevere: Good. So how do you tell whether she is made of wood?
Peasant 1: Build a bridge out of her.
Sir Bedevere: But can you not also build bridges out of stone?
Peasant 1: Oh yeah.
Sir Bedevere: Does wood sink in water?
Peasant 1: No, no, it floats!... It floats! Throw her into the pond!
Sir Bedevere: No, no. What else floats in water?
Peasant 1: Bread.
Peasant 2: Apples.
Peasant 3: Very small rocks.
Peasant 1: Cider.
Peasant 2: Gravy.
Peasant 3: Cherries.
Peasant 1: Mud.
Mysterion: Jesus.
Peasant 2: Lead! Lead!
King Arthur: A Duck.
Sir Bedevere: ...Exactly. So, logically...
Peasant 1: If she weighed the same as a duck... she's made of wood.
Sir Bedevere: And therefore...
Peasant 2: ...A witch!
Crowd: [shouts] Burn her anyway!

Anonymous said...

Scroatbelly,

Big difference between Brad, Mysterion and Ran K - Brad at least publicly admits the mistakes he thinks he's made. I don't remember Ran or Mysti admitting to an error on this blog.

Not sure who I'd prefer to get screwed by. At least I might get an apology from Brad.

Anonymous said...

At least you might get a reach-around from Brad.

Brad Warner said...

The Nagarjuna book is delayed, but it's still going to happen. I don't have a release date yet.

Scroatbelly said...

I think Anonymous at 2:09 PM is looking for a grip date, Brad, not a release date.

Harry said...

I gotta hand it to ya, Scroatbelly, that was a good'n.

Regards,

H.

Scroatbelly said...

If you've got to hand it Harry, looks like you've got a horse in this race.

Jack Dempsey said...

Part 2 is up on Shambhala Sunspace, you bunch of shitheads.

Awakened Yeti said...

How many more fans do I need before I can start asking for paypal donations?

Anonymous said...

I want to thank all of my fans. I love you all so very much. Thank you for putting up with Brad to come here and enjoy MEEEEEEEEE.

Harry said...

http://www.slate.com/id/2136061/

1 Fat Fart said...

After Sweat Lodge Deaths, Fewer Spiritual Tourists

It has to do with the recent dearth of visitors to this spiritual mecca in search of enlightenment.

STORY

More deaths are due to - obesity.

Anonymous said...

Sedona may be hurting but something like Zen is flourishing in the Valley of the Sun. 'Dogo' Barry Graham keeps packing them in at his "Sitting Frog Zendo" in Phoenix.

Anonymous said...

Bored with sex? Let's talk about money...

Yeah, that's right, money!

Anonymous said...

Fuck the birds and the bees!

Anonymous said...

Por favor dame dinero, amigo.

john e mumbles said...

I read somewhere recently that by 2020 the obesity rate in the USA will reach 70%...

Do fries go with that shake?

Art DeVany said...

Please consider the Paleo Diet, folks.

Anonymous said...

Or consider The China Study...

Art DeVany said...

The China Study has been debunked. Repeatedly.

For instance

Mysterion said...

ambulances are being provisioned with whale lifts because people are getting too fat for other people to even attempt to lift.

However, obesity has an advantage - a very brief retirement or no retirement at all!

the proportion of deaths attributable to obesity in the population—can be calculated by the formula: see THIS

It's just number crunching - especially if a fat person steps on the number because they can't even see their feet.

Diet - avoid BOVINE GROWTH HORMONE (rBGH)

Also, avoid sodas, diet soda, fried foods (e.g. bags of chips), cookies, candies, and ice cream.

Use only organic cream in coffee. Or, get fat, live a short but miserable life, and die a miserable death... either one works.

Mysterion said...

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