Punk monk compares music culture with Zen Buddhism

Who knew Buddhism was so punk? Ex-bassist of the ’80s hardcore punk band Zero Defex Brad Warner writes of his journey from clueless college student to ordained Buddhist priest in Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies and the Truth About Reality. Warner explains the basics of Zen Buddhism along the way by drawing parallels to punk music and culture and his fascination with bad Japanese monster films. Some fundamentals of Buddhism and punk are not so different: The last thing Buddha told his followers before he died was this: “Question authority.” Actually, if you look it up, you might see … Continue reading Punk monk compares music culture with Zen Buddhism