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    COMING SOON: 'The Zen of Everything Podcast' with Jundo & Kirk- NEED YOUR SUGGESTIONS

    Dear All,

    In a couple of weeks, we will be kicking off a new podcast that, I think, is very different from anything in the Buddhist world right now ... OR FOR THE LAST 2500 YEARS! And I need your suggestions.

    The podcast will eventually be here (not yet) ...



    ... and will be co-hosted by me and our long time (12+ years) Treeleaf member, and the host/producer of several other successful podcasts, Kirk McElhearn. It was Kirk's idea (so blame him!)

    The basic premise is simple:


    Each episode will take readers' questions on ALMOST ANY TOPIC ... even things (which is most things) that I admittedly know little or nothing about ...

    ... stuff like baseball (I know nothing ... there are 3 bases, yes?), love relationships (a mystery to me, especially these days), sex advice (I know something, but according to my wife, really I know nothing), astro-physics (just what Dr. Tyson says on Youtube), finance (market goes up ... or down), fitness and health issues (I know nothing, see a doctor), car repairs (I can change a tire), politics (I know that things are crazy) ...

    ... and I will proceed to answer anyway, probably not saying too much truly practical or useful (especially because I know nothing) ...

    ... but always putting a "Zen" twist on each of them, bringing in thousands of years of Wisdom and Compassion ...

    ... thus making things right, clarifying all timeless mysteries of the universe, saving marriages and saving the planet, fixing your car and Washington, solving all the other problems in the world and peoples's lives ...

    ... even though I know nothing.

    Along the way, we will laugh and cry together, and celebrate this strange world and the human condition. We will push some boundaries, make people smile or come after us with burning torches, and hopefully speak some sense. It is very simple (and Kirk will keep our feet down to earth.)


    AND THAT'S WHERE WE NEED YOUR HELP:

    Please shoot us some questions (either here or privately by PM) with whatever concerns you, serious or not so serious. Some samples might include:

    - Who would win, Batman or Spiderman, in a head to head duel?

    - What will be the effect of Brexit on the French GDP?

    - I just got a bad diagnosis from my doctor, I am scared, how do I handle this?

    - My girlfriend snores all night ... should I leave her, love her, or just buy ear plugs?

    - Where do we go when we die? Where should I go on vacation?


    ... anything and everything at all!

    The name of the new podcast will be:

    The Zen of Everything!

    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.


    Gassho, J

    STLah

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    Last edited by Jundo; 05-18-2019 at 12:10 AM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    PS - By the way, here are some of Kirk's other podcasts if you want to check them out. Some are on computer stuff, and he says his personal favorite is the "next track," which is his music podcast ...

    > The Next Track:http://www.thenexttrack.com
    > PhotoActive:http://www.photoactive.co
    > Intego Mac Podcast:http://podcast.intego.com
    > The Committed:http://www.thecommitted.tv
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Why am I not enlightened yet, complete with magical flying Buddha fireball powers, and how exactly is it entirely Jundo's fault?

    Seriously though that's great. I looking forward to hearing it

    Gassho,
    Kyōshin
    Satlah

    Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk

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    Thank you, Jundo. This is wonderful and I'm looking forward to this...

    - What will be the effect of an ex comedian tv actor currently taking up the position of the President
    also basing on the experience of a former-actor-presidency as seen in previous times?


    Gassho,
    Washin
    sat today
    Wa (和) Harmony
    Shin (心) Heart-Mind

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    Oh, this sounds wonderful!

    Thank you, Kirk and J. (I don't have any questions just yet)

    Gassho,
    Anant
    Last edited by newby_x86; 05-17-2019 at 08:03 AM.

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    I have a bit of trepidation about this, because being on the same stage as Jundo means that my lack of knowledge about zen will be highly visible.

    Question: What should one do about imposter syndrome?

    Gassho,

    Kirk

    sat
    I know nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Washin View Post
    Thank you, Jundo. This is wonderful and I'm looking forward to this...

    - What will be the effect of an ex comedian tv actor currently taking up the position of the President
    also basing on the experience of a former-actor-presidency as seen in previous times?


    Gassho,
    Washin
    sat today
    Washin is referencing this ...

    Ukraine election: Comedian Zelensky wins presidency by landslide

    With nearly all ballots counted in the run-off vote, Mr Zelensky had taken more than 73% with incumbent Petro Poroshenko trailing far behind on 24%. ... Mr Zelensky, a political novice, is best known for starring in a satirical television series Servant of the People, in which his character accidentally becomes Ukrainian president.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48007487
    Washin, almost all politicians are "comedians" in one way or another. However, most of them are not very funny.

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirkmc View Post
    Question: What should one do about imposter syndrome?
    All sentient beings are "imposters" in one way or another.

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    it is a pity that I do not know English, and it will be very interesting

    Gassho,
    Oleg
    Sat today, Lend a Hand
    [Gassholook]:Будда:: TL:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timchenko_Oleg View Post
    it is a pity that I do not know English, and it will be very interesting

    Gassho,
    Oleg
    Sat today, Lend a Hand
    You may translate each episode into Russian and Ukranian for us. The parts that you don't understand, you can just make up and invent, no problem.

    Gassho, Jundo

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Gassho,
    Oleg
    Sat today, Lend a Hand
    [Gassholook]:Будда:: TL:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jundo View Post
    All sentient beings are "imposters" in one way or another.

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    If you answer all the questions that briefly, we'll find it difficult to fill up our half hours.

    :-)

    Gassho,

    Kirk the Imposter

    sat
    I know nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jundo View Post
    The parts that you don't understand, you can just make up and invent, no problem.

    Gassho, Jundo

    STLah
    Why I love this Sangha #548

    Gassho
    Meitou
    Satwithyoualltoday lah
    命 Mei - life
    島 Tou - island

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    Washin, almost all politicians are "comedians" in one way or another. However, most of them are not very funny.


    it is a pity that I do not know English, and it will be very interesting
    Oleg, I'd be glad to assist in getting the meaning one way or another when the Podcast is out.

    Gassho
    Washin
    st-lah
    Wa (和) Harmony
    Shin (心) Heart-Mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by Washin View Post



    Oleg, I'd be glad to assist in getting the meaning one way or another when the Podcast is out.

    Gassho
    Washin
    st-lah
    I'd be happy to get help, dearly Washin

    Gassho,
    Oleg
    Sat today, Lend a Hand
    [Gassholook]:Будда:: TL:

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    Great and benevolent teacher,

    I come to you with a question of the upmost urgency. A question that brings great distress and plaques my practice, pulling me back into the shadow of the lands of Naraku. Please, show me the same kindness Tendo Nyojo gave to Dogen when they became like father and son. Tell me, does a fart have buddha-nature?

    Nine times twelve bows,
    Chishou
    今朝座禅を座りました


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Ask not what the Sangha can do for you, but what you can do for your Sangha.

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    Will the podcast also include interviews with others? Or just the Jundo and Kirk show..

    I have also been on 3 podcasts topically regarding my YouTube and martial arts. It is a lot of fun. I am very interested and applaud this adventure.

    My question : Why did it take this long to start a podcast?

    ps.. i also offer any assistance I can (although limited) but fully support this idea. Go to it.

    Gassho, Kyotai
    ST
    I am a student at Treeleaf. Please take what I say with a grain of salt. Gassho

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    Looking very much forward to this.
    I have no suitable questions yet, but will be looking out for them.
    Gassho,
    Kotei sat/lah today.
    古庭 KoTei / Ralf

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    We may have guests and/or interviews, but its too soon to plan anything beyond the basic structure. Well see how things go.

    Gassho,

    Kirk

    Sat
    I know nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirkmc View Post
    If you answer all the questions that briefly, we'll find it difficult to fill up our half hours.

    :-)

    Gassho,

    Kirk the Imposter

    sat
    Are you kidding? I have never been able to give a "5 minute talk" in less than 10 minutes! I can talk for an hour about why "silence" is so important in Zen!

    Gassho, J

    STLah
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chishou View Post
    ... Tell me, does a fart have buddha-nature?

    Nine times twelve bows,
    Chishou
    今朝座禅を座りました


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    I now reveal the WORST Zen book I have ever read, although it does address your question. Please save your money, do not buy this book (no kidding), find a charity then burn the money in front of the charity, then stomp on the ashes ... it would be a better use for the money than buying this book.

    Zen folks say time does not matter? Wrong. Typing this message about the book is literally another minute of my life (besides the time reading the book) that I won't get back.

    Zen folks say to have equanimity about all things? Wrong. This may be the worst book I have ever read in my life.

    Do not judge a book by its cover? The cover says all, and it is all down hill from there.

    I link to it just so that you will NOT buy it ... SERIOUSLY. Telling you NOT to buy it is my "Lend A Hand" for today.

    The Zen of Farting by Reepah Gud Wan
    https://www.amazon.com/Zen-Farting-R.../dp/1583940855

    Not even a Gassho, J (and no "GAS-sho" joke) J

    PS - No, our podcast will --not-- be fart jokes!
    Last edited by Jundo; 05-18-2019 at 12:16 AM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    I'm very much looking forward to this, I do like a zen podcast and I'm sure I'll have some questions.

    Gassho,

    Neil

    StLaH

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    I miss the old TreeLeaf podcasts so much. I used to listen to them in the car, and I really enjoyed hearing others asking questions (people that I see here). It was like hearing the voices of people I now quietly consider as friends and like family, so it was always heartwarming for me. I grasp the irony of my nostalgic statement since I never speak.

    I really don't know what to ask for, I just know I miss the old podcast and hearing all of your voices, so I am very happy about a new podcast coming. Talk as long as you like. Maybe an extension of the forum discussion topics. Some topics are easier to talk about than they are to write about, or even to fit into a video broadcast. So maybe if a subject is better suited to a roundtable discussion, that can be a podcast topic that can be at least 30 minutes or more.

    (Happy)

    gassho
    kim
    st lh
    "Not all those who wander are lost." (J.R.R. Tolkien)

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