Pretty much time to shut ‘er down for the week here at The Big C.O.- but as always, we’ll be up all night tonight -behind the scenes- plotting tomorrow morning’s QTE….like a new Maru, and something to do with Tortoises and—nope, can’t say anymore. But you’ll love eet. We leave for the night with the […]
Bryan Kramer serves as a sort of Zen master to digital marketers. While marketers comb through social analytics, Google analytics and the other daily jetsam of marketing campaigns, only to discard the analysis when a new metric turns up, Kramer’s company Pure Matter exudes a composed calm, adjusting its campaigns [...]
Zen aims to simplify the mind. To exclude any concepts. Beginner’s mind has too many options. Master’s mind just knows.“ In Japan, archery is not only a sport where hitting the targets is the main purpose. Archery is also meant to train the mind. Show More Summary
The Zen of Zen master Linji (J., Rinzai) has only one interpretation which is spiritual, not several, at least this is the case for anyone who is attuned to pure Mind; who has witnessed, directly, its luminous, animative nature, including...
Cats are sleepy zen masters who can curl up for a snooze just about anywhere. One of their favorite cozy napping spots is the flower pot, no matter what its size. Bored Panda assembled a vast and soporific collection of over 120 adorable...Show More Summary
Episode Description: Long-time American Zen practitioner Stuart Lachs has spent some 40 years practicing Zen. First with Suzuki Roshi at the Tassajara Monastery in California and then with Eido Shimano Roshi, Walter Nowick, and finally with Ch’an Master Sheng-yen. Show More Summary
Did you hear about the Zen master who ordered a hot dog? He asked for one with everything.
Perhaps Tiger Woods channeled his inner Zen. Or maybe it’s that his short game seems to have improved. Whatever it is, Woods played good enough during the second round at the Masters on Friday to make the cut to advance. Woods shot a 3-under 69, his first Masters round under 70 since 2011. Tiger Woods […]
Episode Description: We’re joined today by Vidyuddeva, a young Zen teacher who spent 5 years in monastic training with Zen Master Steve Hagen. Vid is now a teacher in his own right, and teaches with both the iEvolve Practice Community as well as with the Integral Spiritual Center (founded by Ken Wilber). Show More Summary
Episode Description: “A perception, sudden as blinking, that subject and object are one, will lead to a deeply mysterious wordless understanding; and by this understanding will you awaken to the truth of Zen.” – Zen Master Huang-po...Show More Summary
Episode Description: This week, we’re joined by Kenneth Cohen, a well-known qi-gong master. Along with his training in the Taoist qi-gong and tai chi chuan, Kenneth has a strong connection to the Zen tradition and to the Japanese tea ceremony. Show More Summary
Episode Description: This week we speak with Zen Master, Genpo Roshi, about the relationship between money and spirituality. It’s a hot topic and one that he is incredibly passionate about. He shares the details of a successful new fundraising campaign that his community puts on called the Big Heart Circle or 5/5/50. Show More Summary
Episode Description: Grace Schireson is a Zen master in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi and is the abbess of the Empty Nest Zendo in northern California. She joins us today to explore some of the main themes in her recently released book, Zen Women: Beyond Tea Ladies, Iron Maidens, and Macho Masters. Show More Summary
Episode Description: We’re joined this week by one of the pioneers of the socially engaged Buddhist movement, Zen Master Bernie Glassman. Although he grew up in a family that valued social action, after some years of Zen practice he had an experience that amplified his calling to serve those in need. Show More Summary
Episode Description: We’re joined by Zen Master, Diane “Musho” Hamilton, to explore an approach to spiritual practice called “Integral Zen.” In our interview we explore several related topics, including the difference between a path of renunciation and one of transmutation. Show More Summary
"To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love."
Episode Description: We’re joined again by Zen Master Diane “Musho” Hamilton, this time to explore the most fundamental duality of masculine and feminine. Diane points out that if you have an objection to looking at it in these...Show More Summary
I hear you. Don't I need to want to be a Zen Master to meditate? Or, my to-do list is already too long and there are so many other things I could be doing with my time besides meditating! Maybe. But there's also nothing more exhausting or frustrating than working your butt off and not really getting anywhere. Show More Summary
Metaphors abound in Asian martial arts. Here is how one goes, the empty cup: Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen. Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor's cup full, and then kept on pouring. Show More Summary
The boys in blue of Battle Creek are back at it. With the awkward intros behind them, perhaps the rough and rugged Det. Agnew and the flowery zen master Agent Chamberlain will find peace within their partnership. Or maybe this episode, "Syruptitious" will travel further down their path to professional relationship destruction. Either way, hilarity is bound to ensue.