“Sometimes when you no no longer see yourself as the hero of your own drama expecting victory after victory… I found that things became a lot easier when I no longer expected to win. When you understand that, you abandon your masterpiece and you sink into the real masterpiece.” - Leonard Cohen
“The silence is something we all share. And it’s not a dead silence, it's alive. We make a lot of noise in response to it, and thats ok, that's part of the game. But you can also be quiet and allow it to be.” - Brad Warner
Recording live in Helsinki back in October of '14, Brad opens with that spot on quote from our late friend Leonard Cohen, and goes on to explore the true meaning of winning, control, and the gnawing dread of deep silence we all eventually encounter at some point facing the wall. And on top of all that, Brad even busts out his guitar and treats us to a rendition of the Leonard Cohen song "1000 Kisses Deep," before going on to dissect the lyrics from a Zen perspective. Between Brad and Cohen, it's a true meeting of the Zen minds, and this one goes deep in a very personal intimate way.