ZEN Wrapped in Karma and Dipped in Chocolate

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ZEN Wrapped in Karma and Dipped in Chocolate In one year, Zen teach Warner lost his job, his mother died, and his marriage fell apart. In this work, the author mixes his real-life adventures with Buddhist philosophy, and provides a practical and rational way to deal with what life dishes out. Full description

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Praise for Brad Warner and "Sit Down and Shut Up":
"Warner's intimate, funny, conversational style goes a long way toward imparting his many sensible messages. Deserving of a wide audience."
-- "Library Journal"
"Buddhism has long enjoyed baffling 'crazy wisdom' teachers and paradoxical koans, and Warner's punk iconoclasm fits in nicely."
-- "Publishers Weekly"
"[Brad Warner] seems about as honest as they come, and he shares his personal history and opinions freely."
-- "Booklist"
"I can already smell the beautiful smell of newly soiled meditation mats all across this great land of ours."
-- "Razorcake"
"Nuggets of wisdom rarely seen in an author this plugged in to youth-counter-modern-hipster-culture."
-- Buddhistgeeks.com
"There are plenty of 'Buddhist/Spiritual' authors on the market who will gladly sell you a pat on the back. Brad Warner is not one of those."
-- D. Randall Blythe, lead screamer, Lamb of God

Praise for Brad Warner and "Sit Down and Shut Up"

"Warner's intimate, funny, conversational style goes a long way toward imparting his many sensible messages. Deserving of a wide audience."
-- "Library Journal"

"Buddhism has long enjoyed baffling 'crazy wisdom' teachers and paradoxical koans, and Warner's punk iconoclasm fits in nicely."
-- "Publishers Weekly"

"[Brad Warner] seems about as honest as they come, and he shares his personal history and opinions freely."
-- "Booklist"

"I can already smell the beautiful smell of newly soiled meditation mats all across this great land of ours."
-- "Razorcake"

"Nuggets of wisdom rarely seen in an author this plugged in to youth-counter-modern-hipster-culture."
-- Buddhistgeeks.com

"There are plenty of 'Buddhist/Spiritual' authors on the market who will gladly sell you a pat on the back. Brad Warner is not one of those."
-- D. Randall Blythe, lead screamer, Lamb of God

Praise for Brad Warner and Sit Down and Shut Up
"Warner's intimate, funny, conversational style goes a long way toward imparting his many sensible messages. Deserving of a wide audience."
-- Library Journal
"Buddhism has long enjoyed baffling 'crazy wisdom' teachers and paradoxical koans, and Warner's punk iconoclasm fits in nicely."
-- Publishers Weekly
"[Brad Warner] seems about as honest as they come, and he shares his personal history and opinions freely."
-- Booklist
"I can already smell the beautiful smell of newly soiled meditation mats all across this great land of ours."
-- Razorcake
"Nuggets of wisdom rarely seen in an author this plugged in to youth-counter-modern-hipster-culture."
-- Buddhistgeeks.com
"There are plenty of 'Buddhist/Spiritual' authors on the market who will gladly sell you a pat on the back. Brad Warner is not one of those."
-- D. Randall Blythe, lead screamer, Lamb of God

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Zen teacher and punk bassist Brad Warner had a tough year: He lost his dream job, his mother died, his grandmother died, and his marriage fell apart. In "Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate", Brad follows the form of his first two books, mixing his real-life adventures with Buddhist philosophy and pop culture examples. He applies the Buddha's teachings to his own real-life suffering, deconstructing the popular image of the Buddhist Master. How does a real Zen Master deal with death, divorce, job loss, and personal discord? How does he perform the work of trying to help others get over their tough times while going through some pretty heavy pain of his own? How do you sit and meditate while your world crumbles all around you?Warner also explores whether real Buddhism exists in the West, travelling around North America in search of authentic Buddhist practice. 'While I've found shining examples of the Buddha's way in prisons and at heavy metal shows', he writes, 'I've also seen sad perversions of Buddhism in temples and among those supposedly propagating the Way in America. Authentic Buddhism doesn't always come packaged the way we imagine it should'.

This isn't another esoteric book about the ancient, venerable, and exotic philosophy of Buddhism. It's a book about what it means to live your life as a real human being. According to Warner, although Zen does not offer the kind of pie-in-the-sky 'ultimate solutions' many religions and cults promise, it does provide a real and exceptionally practical way to deal with what life dishes out to all of us. In fact, he says, Zen practice and philosophy provides the only truly rational and realistic way to live a balanced and happy life.

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