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.
What We Need & What You GetWe need funds to pay for food, lodging, and travel, as we tour with BRAD WARNER'S HARDCORE ZEN throughout the USA at select theaters.
Current Tour Dates:
- Ojai, CA - Playhouse Theater - 9:30 p.m. - December 6, 2013
- Seattle, WA - Northwest Film Forum - 8:00 p.m. - December 12, 2013
- Portland, OR - Clinton Street Theater - 7:00 p.m. - December 13, 2013
- Akron, OH - TBA - March 12, 2014
- Brooklyn, NY - TBA - March 15, 2014
- Los Angeles, CA - TBA- April 12, 2014
- San Francisco, CA - TBA - April 19, 2014
- Las Vegas, NV - TBA - April 26, 2014
To purchase tickets please visit local-screen.com or click active links above.
If you would like BRAD WARNER'S HARDCORE ZEN to be screened in a theater not currently on our list, or would like Brad to chat with your group while he is on tour, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with specifics.
If we raise more than the funding amount, donations will go towards paying our performing guests on the tour, unique backer awards, and Dogen
Sangha Los Angeles.
The ImpactYour donation will make these film screenings and Brad's visits at each possible. We are completely funded independently. Every little bit helps bring Brad's teachings about Zen Buddhism to the rest of the world.
Other Ways You Can Help
Some people just can’t contribute, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help:
Please be sure to share the campaign, Facebook page, or contact us to be hosts during the Living Room tour at email@example.com.
IncentivesThere are a wide variety of incentives, including digital downloads of the soundtrack and film, bumper stickers, autographed books, drawings, DVDs, and more.
All incentives for this campaign or our earlier one will be delivered by April 29, 2014.
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, Sex, Sin, and Zen, and his latest, There Is No God and He Is Always with You. 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. His films include SHOPLIFTING FROM AMERICAN APPAREL, THE HUMAN WAR, and BRAD WARNER'S HARDCORE ZEN. His novel THE WHOPPER STRATEGIES details an advertising executive's journey to package Enlightenment in a Box. His fourth feature ZOMBIE BOUNTY HUNTER M.D. is currently in post-production with ILIKENIRVANA Productions.