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Brad Warner with Sex, Sin and Zen

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Brad Warner is Buddhist. He was ordained in the Soto School of Zen Buddhism. He began studying Zen in the early 1980s in Ohio under Tim McCarthy whose teacher was Kobun Chino who was brought to America by Shunryu Suzuki, author of Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind. Brad signed to Midnight Records and made five albums under the band name Dimentia 13. In 1994, he fulfilled a lifelong dream and got a job in Tokyo, Japan with the company founded by the special effects man behind the classic Godzilla films. He still works there. Brad published a brand new book. With his one-of-a-kind blend of autobiography, pop culture, and plainspoken Buddhist philosophy, Zen priest and bestselling author Brad Warner explores an A-to-Z of sexual topics in Sex, Sin, and Zen: A Buddhist Exploration of Sex from Celibacy to Polyamory and Everything in Between. Sex, Sin, and Zen charts new territory for how spiritual practice and ancient philosophy can inform and integrate with this essential aspect of human life, an area that religion so often avoids or compartmentalizes as profane. In addition to examining sexuality from a Buddhist perspective, Warner also looks at Buddhist topics, such as emptiness, loving kindness, and karma, from a sexual viewpoint.