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.
February 18th, 2022 | 24 mins 15 secs
We don't always have to agree with everyone. Sometimes we have to dissent.
February 4th, 2022 | 24 mins 5 secs
Zazen is good for nothing, according to Kodo Sawaki. If so, then why do we sit? Also, ice cream sundaes and Möbius strips.
January 21st, 2022 | 23 mins 47 secs
A key phrase of Dogen's teaching is "dropping body and mind," a description of his enlightenment. Jundo and Kirk discuss what this means, and how you can drop body and mind when sitting zazen.
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."
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.
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?
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.
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?
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).
October 15th, 2021 | 27 mins 34 secs
Jundo and Kirk discuss how moderation is enlightenment, and how Goldilocks is the Buddha. Sort of.
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.
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.