Brad Warner, a Soto Zen monk and teacher, is also a punk bassist, filmmaker, and popular blogger. He is the author of Hardcore Zen, Sit Down and Shut Up, Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate, and Sex, Sin, and Zen. A documentary about him is forthcoming from Pirooz Kalayeh, the director of Shoplifting from American Apparel. Warner lives in Los Angeles.
"At times in my life I've been an atheist, a Bible study teacher, a
lover of quantum mechanics, and a believer that the universe is
older and vaster than anything I could imagine. This book reflects
the paradox of being a human interested in anything that might be
-- Moby, musician and recording artist
"Insightful, refreshing, serious, humorous, and enjoyable,
There Is No God and He Is Always with You takes a deep dive
into the actual meaning of the word God and how it can be as useful
for Zen Buddhists and atheists as for monotheists."
-- David Chadwick, author of Crooked Cucumber: The Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki "Brad Warner frames Buddhism with something that touches my soul on the very deepest level -- humor!"
-- Vicky Jenson, director of Shrek and Shark Tale