HARDCORE ZEN is a documentary about Brad Warner, a controversial Zen master, who has sought to strip away the sheen off many taboo topics in Zen Buddhism and exhibit a healthy dose of reality to his readers.
Brad Warner is a Zen monk, popular blogger, and bass player for punk rock group Zero Defex. He has written several books, including Hardcore Zen, Sit Down And Shut Up, Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate, and his latest, Sex, Sin, and Zen. He received Dharma Transmission from Gudo Nishijima Roshi, who received his transmission from Rempo Niwa Roshi who, at the time was the head of the Soto Sect in Japan. He writes about Zen and other topics on his blog, Hardcore Zen.