BRAD WARNER’S HARDCORE ZEN is a documentary about 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. This documentary is currently in post-production.
What We Need & What You GetWe need funds for editing ($1K) and sound mixing ($2K) to get the film ready for film festivals and distribution.
The ImpactYour donation will make this film possible. We are completely funded independently. Every little bit helps bring Brad's teachings about Zen Buddhism to the rest of the world.
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Brad Warner is a Zen monk, writer, bass player and film-maker. 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, and as a writer for Suicide Girls.
Pirooz Kalayeh is a filmmaker, artist and author who recently produced and directed his adapted screenplay of SHOPLIFTING FROM AMERICAN APPAREL into a feature film. Last year, Mr. Kalayeh co-directed THE HUMAN WAR for Sangha Films, and, currently, he is at work on a web series entitled ZOMBIE BOUNTY HUNTER M.D. with ILIKENIRVANA Productions. His novel THE WHOPPER STRATEGIES details an advertising executive's journey to package Enlightenment in a Box.