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WELCOME to netcast of our Special Zazenkai this Sunday with a most honored guest, my Dharma Brother, a fellow student of Nishijima Roshi, and the bass player of Zero Defex, BRAD WARNER, author of a slew of books such as HARD CORE ZEN, SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP, and his latest and (if you ask me) best yet, DON'T BE A JERK and other Practical Advice from Dogen, Japan's Greatest Zen Master.
The festivities will begin at 10am California time Sunday June 5th (that is New York 1pm, London 6pm and Paris 7pm, all on Sunday June, 5th).
THE ZAZENKAI WILL BE VISIBLE AT THOSE TIMES and AFTER HERE:
Here was Group Not-Two:
Our sitting schedule will look like the following although please be prepared for some flexibility and the possibility to run a little long: perhaps 30 minutes of Zazen, a Talk by Brad for 30 minutes or so, and some Questions from our participants. I anticipate the the event will be about 90 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the Talk and Q&A.
For those of you who don't know Brad (and I doubt that is many folks around Treeleaf):
He is here to introduce his book DON'T BE A JERK, which is is Brad at his best. Here is my little review at Amazon:
I will post immediately below more information on our Hangout and a list of folks committing to attend.ShoboGONZO
I am pretty impressed and tickled by the whole thing. This book is just a brilliant interpretation. As he says, it is not meant as a line by line rewriting, and more of a quick thumb nail glimpse with a good bit of humor and fairly free interpretation. Nonetheless, Brad manages to convey the heart and sense of each passage. Just wonderful, a takes a kind of genius to pull this off. I think what he has done is just a blast and really funny too, while still being poignant and amazing.
more here ...
SO ... please attend, and DON'T BE A JERK!