The Zen of Everything presents a zen take on life, love, laughter, and everything else. With Jundo Cohen, a real zen master, and Kirk McElhearn, a guy who knows a bit about zen.
September 3rd, 2021 | 28 mins 5 secs
Jundo and Kirk discuss mistakes, and end up making a podcast episode full of mistakes.
August 20th, 2021 | 27 mins 22 secs
How had Jundo and Kirk never addressed this, the most basic of questions? And it's not a trick question.
"Once you are on the cushion, it is Buddha's butt on the cushion."
August 6th, 2021 | 28 mins 48 secs
Jundo and Kirk talk about zen hermits, and life in a small zen temple.
July 23rd, 2021 | 25 mins 53 secs
Jundo and Kirk discuss Heat, Steely Dan, and The Olympics.
July 9th, 2021 | 27 mins 14 secs
Jundo visited Las Vegas. Many things happened.
May 28th, 2021 | 26 mins 21 secs
Is the boat moving, or is the land moving?
May 14th, 2021 | 26 mins 41 secs
Joy isn't the same as happiness. Joy is "truly being passionate about how beautiful this life is, about how we feel each day..."
April 30th, 2021 | 26 mins 21 secs
If you don't expect much, then you're never disappointed.
April 16th, 2021 | 30 mins 56 secs
What's zen about protecting the environment?
April 2nd, 2021 | 27 mins 8 secs
The world needs fixing, and zen practitioners vow to fix it. But can we? And can we get dharma insurance?
March 19th, 2021 | 24 mins 51 secs
Spring is here, with the annual cycle of renewal. And sumo wrestling. And baseball.
March 5th, 2021 | 27 mins 13 secs
Stuff and minimalism. Tiny homes and hoarders. Japanese apartments and British farmhouses. Paper walls. Space. Time.
February 19th, 2021 | 28 mins 31 secs
As Kirk is about to get his first covid vaccination, Jundo and Kirk discuss the wonders of science, and talk about the Buddha's doctor Jivaka.
February 5th, 2021 | 24 mins 48 secs
How do we control our habits in eating Oreos, watching TV series, and more? How do we watch Game of Thrones as zen practitioners? Is it okay to binge all the Star Wars movies?
January 22nd, 2021 | 24 mins 34 secs
The tenzo manages food in Zen monasteries: he is the head chef, the person responsible for ensuring that monks are fed. One of Dogen's most approachable texts is the Tenzo Kyokun, Instructions for the Cook, where he discusses not just cooking soup, but cooking all of life.
January 8th, 2021 | 26 mins 12 secs
The ego can be big or small, solid or permeable. Is the "ego" the "self," and when is ours too big?