The Zen of Everything
97 episodes of The Zen of Everything since the first episode, which aired on June 7th, 2019.
Episode 65: New
January 7th, 2022 | 24 mins 19 secs
It's a new year, and everything is always new, except when it's not. "The past is today that was yesterday. And the future is yesterday that will be tomorrow."
Episode 64: I'm Dreaming of a Zen Christmas (Rebroadcast)
December 24th, 2021 | 30 mins 9 secs
Our 2019 Christmas episode was so good, and we realized that we would never be able to record a better Christmas episode, so we decided to rebroadcast it this year. Jundo and Kirk discuss how Christmas and Zen can find common ground, and discuss their favorite Zen Christmas carols.
Episode 63: Choices
December 10th, 2021 | 28 mins 12 secs
How do we choose among the many things available to us? There are too many breakfast cereals; do we really need them all? Which coffee or tea do you choose? And what about big choices? Should we stay or should we go?
Episode 62: Buddhisms
November 26th, 2021 | 26 mins 1 sec
Jundo and Kirk talk about the various flavors of Buddhism. They are not all the same, and we discuss the differences between the various schools that have changed over the centuries.
Episode 61: Tradition
November 12th, 2021 | 26 mins 36 secs
Jundo and Kirk discuss tradition in zen. What are those funny sticks that the zen masters have, and what are they used for?
Episode 60: Animals
October 29th, 2021 | 29 mins 30 secs
Jundo and Kirk examine whether Pink Floyd's 1977 album Animals deserves a critical reappraisal. And they talk about animals, sentience, and eating meat (or not).
Episode 59: Goldilocks is the Buddha
October 15th, 2021 | 27 mins 34 secs
Jundo and Kirk discuss how moderation is enlightenment, and how Goldilocks is the Buddha. Sort of.
Episode 58: In the Moment
September 30th, 2021 | 26 mins 54 secs
Jundo and Kirk discuss living in the moment, and how, at times, you can be too much in the moment.
Episode 57: Mistakes
September 3rd, 2021 | 28 mins 5 secs
Jundo and Kirk discuss mistakes, and end up making a podcast episode full of mistakes.
Episode 56: What is Zen?
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."
Episode 55: Hermits
August 6th, 2021 | 28 mins 48 secs
Jundo and Kirk talk about zen hermits, and life in a small zen temple.
Episode 54: Heat
July 23rd, 2021 | 25 mins 53 secs
Jundo and Kirk discuss Heat, Steely Dan, and The Olympics.
Episode 53: Sin City
July 9th, 2021 | 27 mins 14 secs
Jundo visited Las Vegas. Many things happened.
Episode 52: Travel
May 28th, 2021 | 26 mins 21 secs
Is the boat moving, or is the land moving?
Episode 51: Joy
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..."
Episode 50: Disappointment
April 30th, 2021 | 26 mins 21 secs
If you don't expect much, then you're never disappointed.