Brad Warner is an American Zen teacher and author of several books on Zen Buddhism (e.g. Don’t Be a Jerk and & Sex, Sin and Zen). He is a punk bassist, filmmaker and blogger. His writing appears in Tricycle, Buddhadharma and on suicidegirls.com – an alternative porn website. He is also a huge fan of monster movies. While living in Japan, Warner worked for the company founded by the creator of Godzilla. At the same time he studied Zen with his teacher Gudo Wafu Nishijima, who made him his dharma successor after a few years. Brad Warner is the founder of Angel City Zen Center and lives in Los Angeles. He teaches in North America and Europe.