The Zen of Everything

A zen take on life, love, laughter, and everything else.

About the show

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.

Episodes

  • 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.)