Ordained as a Soto Zen priest, Brad Warner is also a punk bassist, filmmaker, and blogger who lives in Los Angeles.

He is the founder of Angel City Zen Center in Los Angeles and the author of Hardcore Zen, Sit Down and Shut Up, and several other books about Zen Buddhism.

His writing appears on SuicideGirls.com and in Lion’s Roar, Tricycle, Buddhadharma, and Alternative Press.