The Other Side of Nothing: The Zen Ethics of Time, Space, and Being  

Thursday, August 18, 7:00 p.m. CDT

the other side of nothing with brad warnerIn the West, Zen Buddhism has a reputation for paradoxes that defy logic. In particular, the Buddhist concept of nonduality — the realization that everything in the universe forms a single, integrated whole — is especially difficult to grasp. This is not just a philosophical problem: nonduality forms the bedrock of Zen ethics, and once we comprehend it, many of the perplexing aspects of Zen suddenly make sense. When we realize that our feeling of separateness from others is illusory, we have no desire to harm any creature. Join American Zen teacher Brad Warner for an exploration on the relationship between the Buddhist ethical precepts and nonduality.

Brad Warner Brad Warner is the author of The Other Side of Nothing and numerous other titles including Letters to a Dead Friend about Zen, Don’t Be a Jerk, and Hardcore Zen. A Soto Zen teacher, he is also a punk bassist, filmmaker, and popular blogger who leads workshops and retreats around the world. In addition to his books, his writing appears in Lion’s Roar, TricycleBuddhadharma, and Alternative Press. He also also hosts The Hardcore Zen Podcast and talks about Zen almost every day on his YouTube channel. Visit him online at

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