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After the blues, the good times. Treeleaf (https://www.treeleaf.org/) Shunryu Suzuki: Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind (https://amzn.to/3ysiXDA) Theme music by Kiku Day (http://www.kikuday.com). To submit a question, send an email to podcast@zen-of-everything.com. If you like the podcast, please follow in Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-next-track/id1116242606) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast.
Even zen monks get the blues sometimes. Treeleaf (https://www.treeleaf.org/) Thelonius Monk: Blue Monk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_40V2lcxM7k) Theme music by Kiku Day (http://www.kikuday.com). To submit a question, send an email to podcast@zen-of-everything.com. If you like the podcast, please follow in Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-next-track/id1116242606) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast.
Episode 72: Beauty

Episode 72: Beauty

2022-04-1524:45

What is beautiful to zen practitioners? Treeleaf (https://www.treeleaf.org/) Ryōan-ji garden (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryōan-ji) John Cage: Ryōan-ji (https://music.apple.com/us/album/ryoanji/1261848945) Treeleaf NOW! calendar, to find Washin's sittings (https://www.treeleaf.org/now/) Theme music by Kiku Day (http://www.kikuday.com). To submit a question, send an email to podcast@zen-of-everything.com. If you like the podcast, please follow in Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-next-track/id1116242606) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast.
Jundo announces a new beginning for the future of zen in the universe. Treeleaf Zendo (https://www.treeleaf.org) April 1 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_Fools%27_Day) Theme music by Kiku Day (http://www.kikuday.com). To submit a question, send an email to podcast@zen-of-everything.com. If you like the podcast, please follow in Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-next-track/id1116242606) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast.
Episode 70: Technology

Episode 70: Technology

2022-03-1825:32

We use technology frequently, but we need to handle it wisely and respect it, with balance and moderation, and, occasionally, honor it. Treeleaf Zendo (https://www.treeleaf.org) Treeleaf Memorial for Electronics (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htzlSlJGgvE) Plum Blossoms in Japan: Best Places to See 2022 (https://jw-webmagazine.com/plum-blossoms-in-japan/) Dogen on plum blossoms (https://www.mountainrecord.org/teachings/plum-blossoms/) Daisy, Apple's recycling robot (https://www.apple.com/uk/newsroom/2019/04/apple-expands-global-recycling-programs/) Theme music by Kiku Day (http://www.kikuday.com). To submit a question, send an email to podcast@zen-of-everything.com. If you like the podcast, please follow in Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-next-track/id1116242606) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast.
Episode 69: Love

Episode 69: Love

2022-03-0423:39

Zen doesn't often talk about love: romantic love, love for family, love for country, or just a simple love of tea. Treeleaf Zendo (https://www.treeleaf.org) Theme music by Kiku Day (http://www.kikuday.com). To submit a question, send an email to podcast@zen-of-everything.com. If you like the podcast, please follow in Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-next-track/id1116242606) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast.
Episode 68: Dissent

Episode 68: Dissent

2022-02-1824:15

We don't always have to agree with everyone. Sometimes we have to dissent. Treeleaf Zendo (https://www.treeleaf.org) George Lakoff: Moral Politics: How Liberals and Conservatives Think (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral_Politics_(book)) Episode 62: Buddhisms (https://www.zen-of-everything.com/62) Where the Heart Beats; John Cage, Zen Buddhism, and the Inner Life of Artists (https://kirkville.com/book-review-where-the-heart-beats-john-cage-zen-buddhism-and-the-inner-life-of-artists/) Soto Buddhist Zen Association (https://www.szba.org) Thich Nhat Hanh (https://plumvillage.org/about/thich-nhat-hanh/) Theme music by Kiku Day (http://www.kikuday.com). To submit a question, send an email to podcast@zen-of-everything.com. If you like the podcast, please follow in Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-next-track/id1116242606) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast.
Zazen is good for nothing, according to Kodo Sawaki. If so, then why do we sit? Also, ice cream sundaes and Möbius strips. Treeleaf Zendo (https://www.treeleaf.org) The Zen Teaching of Homeless Kodo (https://amzn.to/3reU8H6) Good for Nothing, interview with Shohaku Okumura (https://tricycle.org/magazine/good-nothing/) Theme music by Kiku Day (http://www.kikuday.com). To submit a question, send an email to podcast@zen-of-everything.com. If you like the podcast, please subscribe in iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-next-track/id1116242606) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast.
Episode 66: Dropping

Episode 66: Dropping

2022-01-2123:471

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. Treeleaf Zendo (https://www.treeleaf.org) The Zen Master's Dance (https://amzn.to/3H2vNKp) Treasury of the True Dharma Eye: Zen Master Dogen's Shobo Genzo (https://amzn.to/3KvIBdS) Steven Heine: Dogen, Japan's Original Zen Teacher (https://amzn.to/3FJwBlG) Dogen Casts Off "What": An Analysis of Shinjin Datsuraku (https://www.thezensite.com/ZenEssays/DogenStudies/Dogen_Casts_Off_What.html) The Life of Zen Master Dogen (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6XS3_D92FY) (movie) Theme music by Kiku Day (http://www.kikuday.com). To submit a question, send an email to podcast@zen-of-everything.com. If you like the podcast, please subscribe in iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-next-track/id1116242606) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast.
Episode 65: New

Episode 65: New

2022-01-0724:19

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." Treeleaf Zendo (https://www.treeleaf.org) The Zen Master's Dance (https://amzn.to/3H2vNKp) Theme music by Kiku Day (http://www.kikuday.com). To submit a question, send an email to podcast@zen-of-everything.com. If you like the podcast, please subscribe in iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-next-track/id1116242606) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast.
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. Treeleaf Zendo (https://www.treeleaf.org) Rohatsu - Bodhi Day (Wikipedia) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodhi_Day) Joseph Campbell: The Hero with a Thousand Faces (https://amzn.to/2ZmvJji) Santa Bodhisattva (https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showthread.php?17441-December-20-21st-Treeleaf-Weekly-Zazenkai-A-Merry-Rohatsu-Happy-New-This-Moment) Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus (Wikipedia) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yes,_Virginia,_there_is_a_Santa_Claus) Christmas in Japan (https://www.whychristmas.com/cultures/japan.shtml) Allen Ginsberg chanting the Heart Sutra (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAP8KYdtlmQ) Kaz Tanahashi's ensos (https://www.brushmind.net/artwork-1) Theme music by Kiku Day (http://www.kikuday.com). To submit a question, send an email to podcast@zen-of-everything.com. If you like the podcast, please subscribe in iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-next-track/id1116242606) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast.
Episode 63: Choices

Episode 63: Choices

2021-12-1028:12

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? Treeleaf Zendo (https://www.treeleaf.org) Why I Wear The Exact Same Thing to Work Every Day (https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/features/a10441/why-i-wear-the-same-thing-to-work-everday/) Getting Things Done, David Allen (https://amzn.to/3pFwxNM) Episode 62: Buddhisms (https://www.zen-of-everything.com/62) Blink, Malcolm Gladwell (https://amzn.to/31AzRBW) FakeSpot (https://www.fakespot.com) Theme music by Kiku Day (http://www.kikuday.com). To get in touch, send an email to podcast@zen-of-everything.com (mailto:podcast@zen-of-everything.com). If you like the podcast, please subscribe in iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-next-track/id1116242606) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast.
Episode 62: Buddhisms

Episode 62: Buddhisms

2021-11-2626:01

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. Treeleaf Zendo (https://www.treeleaf.org) Schools of Buddhism (Wikipedia) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schools_of_Buddhism) Stephen Batchelor (https://www.stephenbatchelor.org/index.php/en/) Theme music by Kiku Day (http://www.kikuday.com). To get in touch, send an email to podcast@zen-of-everything.com (mailto:podcast@zen-of-everything.com). If you like the podcast, please subscribe in iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-next-track/id1116242606) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast.
Episode 61: Tradition

Episode 61: Tradition

2021-11-1226:36

Jundo and Kirk discuss tradition in zen. What are those funny sticks that the zen masters have, and what are they used for? Treeleaf Zendo (https://www.treeleaf.org) Shippei (https://terebess.hu/zen/szoto/targykult.html) Jundo on the Secular Buddhist Podcast (https://secularbuddhism.org/episode-233-jundo-cohen-religious-secular-buddhism-the-best-of-all-worlds/) The Zen Master's Dance (https://amzn.to/3H2vNKp) Theme music by Kiku Day (http://www.kikuday.com). To get in touch, send an email to podcast@zen-of-everything.com (mailto:podcast@zen-of-everything.com). If you like the podcast, please subscribe in iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-next-track/id1116242606) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast.
Episode 60: Animals

Episode 60: Animals

2021-10-2929:30

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). Treeleaf Zendo (https://www.treeleaf.org) Rationale for not Eating Meat in Buddhism (Treeleaf forum) (https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showthread.php?19156-Rationale-for-not-Eating-Meat-in-Buddhism&highlight=meat) Steven Heine: Like Cats and Dogs: Contesting the Mu Koan in Zen Buddhism (https://amzn.to/3jGR16J) Theme music by Kiku Day (http://www.kikuday.com). To get in touch, send an email to podcast@zen-of-everything.com (mailto:podcast@zen-of-everything.com). If you like the podcast, please subscribe in iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-next-track/id1116242606) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast.
Jundo and Kirk discuss how moderation is enlightenment, and how Goldilocks is the Buddha. Sort of. Treeleaf Zendo (https://www.treeleaf.org) Episode 58: In the Moment (https://www.zen-of-everything.com/58) The Goldilocks principle (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldilocks_principle) Soryo (僧侶) (https://www.tanoshiijapanese.com/dictionary/entry_details.cfm?entry_id=38281) Golden, B.C., woman nearly hit by meteorite in her own home (https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/british-columbia/article-golden-bc-woman-nearly-hit-by-meteorite-in-her-own-home/) Theme music by Kiku Day (http://www.kikuday.com). To get in touch, send an email to podcast@zen-of-everything.com (mailto:podcast@zen-of-everything.com). If you like the podcast, please subscribe in iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-next-track/id1116242606) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast.
Jundo and Kirk discuss living in the moment, and how, at times, you can be too much in the moment. Treeleaf Zendo (https://www.treeleaf.org) Treeleaf Forum: Being Moderate On "Being In The Moment" (https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showthread.php?19055-Jundo-BEING-MODERATE-on-BEING-IN-THE-MOMENT&highlight=moment) Great Fool: Zen Master Ryōkan; Poems, Letters, and Other Writings (https://amzn.to/3F4MwvH) Kshana (https://www.learnreligions.com/about-time-449562) Chronon (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronon) Theme music by Kiku Day (http://www.kikuday.com). To get in touch, send an email to podcast@zen-of-everything.com (mailto:podcast@zen-of-everything.com). If you like the podcast, please subscribe in iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-next-track/id1116242606) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast.
Episode 57: Mistakes

Episode 57: Mistakes

2021-09-0328:05

Jundo and Kirk discuss mistakes, and end up making a podcast episode full of mistakes. Treeleaf Zendo (https://www.treeleaf.org) Ted Lasso (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10986410/) Succession (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7660850/) Theme music by Kiku Day (http://www.kikuday.com). To get in touch, send an email to podcast@zen-of-everything.com (mailto:podcast@zen-of-everything.com). If you like the podcast, please subscribe in iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-next-track/id1116242606) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast.
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." Treeleaf Zendo (https://www.treeleaf.org) Zen (Wikipedia) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zen) Zencastr (https://zencastr.com) Shikantaza: The Non-Benefits of Zazen (https://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showthread.php?18965-Shikantaza-The-Non-Benefits-of-Zazen) The Zen Master's Dance (https://amzn.to/3fNBxLW) Realizing Genjokoan: The Key to Dogen's Shobogenzo (https://amzn.to/3AsW0gZ) Theme music by Kiku Day (http://www.kikuday.com). To get in touch, send an email to podcast@zen-of-everything.com (mailto:podcast@zen-of-everything.com). If you like the podcast, please subscribe in iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-next-track/id1116242606) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast.
Episode 55: Hermits

Episode 55: Hermits

2021-08-0628:48

Jundo and Kirk talk about zen hermits, and life in a small zen temple. Treeleaf Zendo (https://www.treeleaf.org) Amongst White Clouds (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pH2ozq65yHQ) (film) Road to Heaven (https://amzn.to/2VoSPrz) (book) Seek Nothing, Just Sit (https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/tv/worldprime/20210717/3016100/) Theme music by Kiku Day (http://www.kikuday.com). To get in touch, send an email to podcast@zen-of-everything.com (mailto:podcast@zen-of-everything.com). If you like the podcast, please subscribe in iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/the-next-track/id1116242606) or your favorite podcast app, and please rate the podcast.
Comments (3)

Yokai Chris 鷹海

On fire! 🙏🥵🙏

Jul 27th
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Yokai Chris 鷹海

Thank you Jundo & Kirk. Inspiring and entertaining as always.

May 10th
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Yokai Chris 鷹海

Thank you Jundo and Kirk for illuminating silence, sound and noise in such a helpful and amusing way. Deep bows, Chris

Apr 18th
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