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 1st, 2023 | 33 mins 27 secs
How did we get here? Jundo and Kirk discuss how they got involved in Buddhism and Zen.
August 18th, 2023 | 24 mins 1 sec
Aren't buddhists supposed to maintain equanimity all the time, not have bad thoughts, not be jealous or angry?
August 4th, 2023 | 26 mins 44 secs
Was the Buddha a proto-communist, or did he go with the flow and the status quo?
July 21st, 2023 | 25 mins 34 secs
Some zen practitioners get ordained, becoming unsui, or "clouds in water," which means they are trainee zen monks or priest. We discuss ordination and what it means.
July 7th, 2023 | 27 mins 33 secs
Zen is the transmission outside of words. But there sure are a lot of books about Zen. We look at some of the best books on Zen. Soto Zen, that is.
June 23rd, 2023 | 26 mins 16 secs
We have too much stuff. We discuss the CohenJundo method of decluttering.
June 9th, 2023 | 30 mins 25 secs
Jundo attempts to explain the Heart Sutra in 25 minutes.
May 26th, 2023 | 23 mins 19 secs
Big and small, two extremes, but, in zen, there's no difference.
May 12th, 2023 | 27 mins 30 secs
For our 100th episode, we have a freewheeling chat about what we've learned from making this podcast. Like two guys chatting in a pub...
April 28th, 2023 | 21 mins 41 secs
The five hindrances are sensual desire, ill will, sloth and torpor, anxiousness and worry, and doubt. But if there's nothing to obtain in Zen, do they even matter?
April 14th, 2023 | 25 mins 37 secs
Do we know anything?
March 31st, 2023 | 23 mins 55 secs
Is there prayer in zen?
March 17th, 2023 | 26 mins 3 secs
We think thoughts all the time. Why do we have these thoughts, and how do we deal with them?
March 3rd, 2023 | 24 mins 25 secs
What does it mean to practice zen?
"Every tick of the clock holds all of time in the universe."
February 17th, 2023 | 24 mins 30 secs
The Zen arts have very strict rules, which you can break when you've mastered them.
February 3rd, 2023 | 25 mins 50 secs
Part of Zen tradition is to follow silly rules in order to become free of silly rules.