The Zen of Everything

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

102 episodes of The Zen of Everything since the first episode, which aired on June 7th, 2019.

  • Episode 6: Do Robots Have Buddha Nature?

    August 23rd, 2019  |  24 mins 52 secs

    Jundo and Kirk take a look at the zen of the future, discussing whether or not robots are sentient, and whether they have Buddha nature.

  • Episode 5: Shikantaza, Grape Juice, Alzheimer's, Mindfulness, Buddhism as Religion, and a Woman who Feels no Pain

    August 9th, 2019  |  27 mins 2 secs

    Jundo and Kirk discuss whether shikantaza is meditation, how to get a grape juice stain out of a carpet, how to deal with Alzheimers, how mindfulness is integrating in modern society, whether Buddhism is a religion, and the interesting case of a woman who feels no pain.

  • Episode 4: Good Days, Hot Weather, Ikkyu, Happiness, Politics, Anger, Appliances, and the Ugly Lama

    July 26th, 2019  |  27 mins 28 secs

    Jundo explains why all days are good days, and Kirk laments the hot weather in Europe. They revisit Ikkyu ("that old horndog"), and discuss politics, anger, a dead appliance, and the Ugly Lama.

  • Episode 3: Cars, Drugs, Busses, and Simple Living

    July 12th, 2019  |  26 mins 9 secs

    Jundo and Kirk discuss what makes a car a car, whether gamblers and criminals should donate money to good causes, how a bus driver can help make the world better, and a book on simple living.

  • Episode 2: Hot Dogs, Space Aliens, Vegetarians, Glasses, and Sitting Zazen Every Day

    June 28th, 2019  |  28 mins 18 secs

    All things are impermanent, but this podcast has made it to its second episode. Jundo and Kirk discuss whether a hot dog is a sandwich, explore the question of being a vegetarian, whether one should wear glasses when sitting zazen, and whether one really, truly needs to sit zazen every day.

  • Episode 1: Cats, Lawyers, Health, Women, and Roshis

    June 7th, 2019  |  28 mins 48 secs

    For the first episode of The Zen of Everything, we explain why we started this podcast, and what we plan to do. We then explore whether cats are zen masters, discuss Buddhist lawyers, talk about practicing zen with health problems, explore the idea of calling the Buddha a "she," and explain what a roshi is. (Note: if you're just discovering the podcast, we recommend that you skip ahead to episode no. 6 when we find our footing; you can come back to the first five episodes later, but it took us a while to get into the right groove.)