Best Zen podcasts we could find (Updated July 2018)
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Zen Commuter
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Zen Commuter is about meditation and how it can improve the quality of your life. I speak with acclaimed meditation teachers, authors and everyday practitioners, to help listeners understand how to start a mindfulness habit, as well as keep it going. Along the way I discuss topics that helps listeners cultivate a calmer, wiser and happier life. Come join Thom Walters Monday through Friday for the perfect start to your day and the ultimate Zen commute.
 
The Upaya Dharma Podcast features Wednesday evening Dharma Talks and recordings from Upaya’s diverse array of programs. Our podcasts exemplify Upaya’s focus on socially engaged Buddhism, including prison work, end-of-life care, serving the homeless, training in socially engaged practices, peace & nonviolence, compassionate care training, and delivering healthcare in the Himalayas.
 
Self-awareness and mindfulness with pop culture and humor to expand compassion for ourselves, each other, and the world.
 
A triathlete's view on training, racing, and living the multisport life. Listen in for insider tips, methods, dealing with family, injury, traveling, and racing. Tune in, turn on, and work out.
 
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Daily Zen
Monthly
 
est. 2008"The good life is as simple as paying attention."
 
Are you overwhelmed by the many challenges you face as a mom?Does your physical weight stop you from creating a successful career and life?Do you feel stressed, lack energy, feel exhausted, or weighed down emotionally or mentally?Listen in as Deb Hanneman, Energy Healer interviews guest experts who provide holistic healing resources for over-stressed and weight challenged moms of all ages. Deb Hanneman, is an Energy Healer specializing in assisting Mom Entrepreneurs to release the physical a ...
 
A podcast about Zen and other stuff, featuring talks by Brad Warner. Brad is the author of Hardcore Zen, Sit Down & Shut Up, Zen Wrapped in Karma Dipped in Chocolate, and Sex, Sin and Zen. He began studying Zen in the early 80's under Tim McCarthy, a student of Kobun Chino Roshi. Brad was ordained in the Soto School of Zen by Gudo Nishijima Roshi, co-translator of the only complete English edition of Dogen Zenji's 12th century masterpiece Shobogenzo. Before moving to California, Brad taught ...
 
Monthly Dharma talks by Tenshin Fletcher Roshi at Yokoji-Zen Mountain Center. Yokoji is a year-round Zen Buddhist Training Center in the Southern Californian mountains.
 
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Game Design Zen
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Games, Life, and Pursuit of Excellence
 
Within the traditions of the East and Japan, Zen has been attracting attention from around the world, and, on our program, a Zen monk will be speaking to you about the world of Zen. Meditation cleans the mind and body. Won’t you try experiencing Japanese spirituality? 東洋・日本の伝統であり、今世界で注目されている「ZEN」を禅宗の僧侶みずから語り、お伝えしていく番組。坐禅は心と体を綺麗にします。あなたもジャパニーズ・スピリチュアリティを体感してみませんか?
 
A podcast from Brian Thompson, Zen vegan poet, living on a mountain by the sea, writing about our common state of being, non-duality & infinity—author of Sparks to Awaken.Featuring discussions on mindful living, inner awakening, transformation and transcendent awareness — with a new episode every Thursday.The Zen Thinking Podcast shares teachings and experiences of Zen wisdom, Non-Duality, Taoist and Buddhist philosophy—in an informal manner—through an awakened personal narrative, to help yo ...
 
Host Domyo Burk is a Soto Zen priest and teacher. She records episodes specifically for podcast listeners on traditional Zen and Buddhist teachings, practices, and history.
 
25 min guided Zen breath counting meditation in the main languages of the world
 
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Open Sky Zen
Rare
 
Dharma talks by Zen monk Ven. Lawrence Do'an Grecco, the founder and Guiding Teacher of Open Sky Zen Meditation & Buddhist Studies Group, a nomadic Zen Center in New York City. Lawrence is also a teacher at the Interdependence Project.For more information please visit www.OpenSkyZen.com. Please feel free to rate these podcasts if you enjoy them and share them with your friends on Facebook & Twitter!
 
Home of the Zen Habits Favorites podcast.
 
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Original Mind Zen
Weekly
 
Zen Buddhist Dharma talks
 
Dharma Talks from the Everyday Zen Foundation
 
Rinzai Zen Dharma Talks given at the Seattle Zen Temple Dai Bai Zan Cho Bo Zen Ji or other locations associated with Chobo-Ji.
 
Dharma Talks from the Grand Rapids Buddhist Temple and Zen Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan
 
A mini-podcast meant to help students of English take control of their language learning.
 
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Essential Oil Zen
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ESSENTIAL OIL ZEN is all about Essential Oils, Aromatherapy and Wellness subjects. Powerful for your health & happiness! Podcasts feature how to use essential oils, benefits, safety tips, specific essential oils and much more! Easy to listen to, most episodes are under 10 minutes. Brought to you by Kathy Heshelow (author of "Essential Oils Have Super Powers", "Use This For That! You Easy Essential Oil Guidebook", and "Break Sugar Cravings or Addiction, Feel Full, Lose Weight" etc. ) and by S ...
 
The Mountains and Rivers Order (MRO) is a Western Zen Buddhist lineage established by the late John Daido Loori Roshi and dedicated to sharing the dharma as it has been passed down, generation to generation, since the time of Shakyamuni Buddha. Zen Mountain Monastery, the main house of the Mountains and Rivers Order, is one of the West’s most respected Zen Buddhist monasteries and training centers. Nestled in New York’s beautiful Catskill Mountains, the Monastery draws its strength from the ...
 
given at the Zen Buddhist Temples of the Buddhist Society for Compassionate Wisdom (BSCW). The BSCW is a North American Buddhist order founded by Ven. Samu Sunim, a Korean Zen master. The Society's Dharma work promotes the non-dual gate of awakening in everyday life. For more information, visit www.ZenBuddhistTemple.org.
 
Dharma talks on Zen meditation and practice by Taigen Dan Leighton and other members of Ancient Dragon Zen Gate.
 
Living Zen through meditation, mindfulness and compassion. Celebrating the wisdom and insight of Buddhist teachings.
 
Sunday Talks from the Zen Meditation Center on Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis, MN. Donations appreciated at MnZenCenter.org.
 
Dharma Talks on Zen from the Windhorse Zen Community, near Asheville, NC. Sunya Kjolhede Sensei is a sanctioned Dharma heir of Roshi Philip Kapleau, the abbot of the Rochester Zen Center, and the author of Three Pillars of Zen.
 
Living Zen through meditation, mindfulness and compassion. Celebrating the wisdom and insight of Buddhist teachings.
 
Each episode of Zen Habits Favorites features a select blog post written by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits, read by Chris Calabro. Zen Habits is about finding simplicity in the daily chaos of our lives. It’s about clearing the clutter so we can focus on what’s important, create something amazing, find happiness.
 
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Zen Tiki Lounge
Monthly
 
Aloha, welcome to the Zen Tiki Lounge podcast. We're celebrating 10 years of podcasting!!! Each episode starts at our dimly lit tiki bar with a new craft cocktail recipe. Your hosts Sunshine, Starshine, Kalani and Pumpkin share inebriated news about tiki and mid-century modern events, music and lifestyle. You always get tips for party planning and entertaining tips from a group of friends who love to show people a good time. This podcast is not for the kiddies, so remember to get a sitter be ...
 
Teishos and Dharma Talks from Auckland Zen Centre, Auckland, NZ, by Sensei Amala Wrightson, Richard von Sturmer and others. Visit www.aucklandzen.org.nz
 
Santa Fe, NM
 
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ZEN DISC GOLF
Monthly
 
A book. A podcast. A way of life.
 
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Game Design Zen
Monthly+
 
Game Design Zen is the intersection of game design, life, and the pursuit of excellence. It’s the #1 resource for all things Game Design including the science, art, and business of developing better games. There is always room to level up.
 
Teishos by Albert Low, Zen Master of the Montreal ZenCenter.A teisho is a talk given by the Teacher. This talk comes straight from hisown understanding and life experience. A talk is not meant to entertainnor to inform but is directed to your own longing to 'know'.In order for a teisho to be received correctly one must listen with thesame attention the talk is given.We hope this series of teishos (talks) given by Roshi Albert Low will helpintroduce you to Zen practice.Our Center, located in ...
 
ONCE AGAIN - A weekly podcast featuring Zen author Brad Warner and director Pirooz Kalayeh.
 
A triathlete's view on training, racing, and living the multisport life. Listen in for insider tips, methods, dealing with family, injury, traveling, and racing. Tune in, turn on, and work out.
 
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Zenned Out
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Zenned Out is a network of podcasts that share the same idea of cannabis, holistic health, and Zen. Joinly Weekly for Episode from one of the shows on the network:Stoner Origins with Nicole and a special guest, Every Sunday WeeklyStay Tuned for more shows coming later this year!
 
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Zen Chakkra
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A podcast about meditation, yoga, the law of attraction, energy healing, chakras and more!
 
Talks given by Katagiri Roshi from the Zen Meditation Center on Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis, MN
 
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Living Zen
Rare
 
A monthly podcast from Zen teacher, Jokai Blackwell Sensei.
 
Come. Join us. Learn.
 
The Ordinary Mind Zen School Sydney podcast consists of Dharma talks given by Geoff Dawson.
 
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Game Design Zen
Monthly+
 
Game Design Zen is the intersection of game design, life, and the pursuit of excellence. It’s the #1 resource for all things Game Design including the science, art, and business of developing better games. There is always room to level up.
 
given at the Zen Buddhist Temples of the Buddhist Society for Compassionate Wisdom (BSCW). The BSCW is a North American Buddhist order founded by Ven. Samu Sunim, a Korean Zen master. The Society's Dharma work promotes the non-dual gate of awakening in everyday life. For more information, visit www.ZenBuddhistTemple.org.
 
Sanshin Zen Community is an international Buddhist sangha founded in 1996 by Shohaku Okumura, a Soto Zen priest and respected translator of the thirteenth-century Japanese Zen master, Eihei Dogen Zenji. Based at Sanshin-ji, in Bloomington, Indiana, Sanshin exists to provide intensive practice of zazen in the style of Kosho Uchiyama-roshi, informed by thorough study of Dogen's teachings and communal work. Sanshin offers opportunities for daily practice, weekly Dharma talks, monthly retreats, ...
 
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I hear from many listeners that the biggest challenge they have is with consistency. They meditate...kinda. Meaning, that they meditate four a couple weeks consistently, and they fall off for a period of time. Today I talk about four ways to strengthen your consistency. Come listen.
 
This talk was given by Sunya-Roshi on day seven of this seven day retreat.
 
Margaret Gibson in conversation with Zuisei Goddard, Sensei Zen Mountain Monastery, 7/6/2018 Over the course of four decades, Margaret Gibson has amassed a body of work as rich and varied as it is consistent in aspiration. One reads a poem by Margaret Gibson and comes away having shared in the yearning to see deeply, often exploring how seeing ...…
 
Today I finish up the series I started on Monday that talks about loneliness. Specifically, there are three questions you can ask of yourself in your next session that will allow you to process loneliness better. Come listen.
 
Taking Up The Way Of Supporting Life by Ordinary Mind Zen School
 
Sunshine and Starshine are happy to cozy up in the Zen Tiki Lounge and enjoy our newest cocktail creation. Sunshine has crafted Tansuma, a bright citrus drink that is perfect to sip slowly in order to really enjoy the many flavors. Tansuma is a good example of know your audience when it comes to the drinks you serve. Pumpkin and Kalani do not a ...…
 
Todd and Cathy discuss one of Toby’s quotes from This is Us, and explain why his wisdom could strengthen any relationship. They discuss how to love our inner child without letting it take control, and why there are always only two options, love or fear. They share wisdom from Richard Rohr and Gary Zukov and some humor from Friends. Time Stamps ...…
 
Yesterday Pema Chodron gave us great insight into how meditation can help us see loneliness for what it is, simply a feeling, not one we need to run from. Today I take a more clinical approach to meditation and loneliness as I read an article about the ways that meditation alleviates the feelings of isolation by changing the brain. Let's talk a ...…
 
Episode Description: Sensei Kaz Tanahashi begins this talk by asking us to consider the opening questions from his new book, Painting Peace: Art in a Time of Global Crises, “How do we bring about a large-scale transformation? How do we reverse the direction of the human race towards a collective suicide? How do we respond to systematic violence ...…
 
Pema Chodron is a buddhist teacher and meditator who radiates love, grace and wisdom. Today I will read an article of hers that allows us to see loneliness as something to invite, rather than shun. Links from the Episode: Six Kinds of Loneliness by Pema Chodron Sponsor: Better World Books - Get great books at a discount and help spread literacy ...…
 
Zuisei Goddard, Sensei Zen Mountain Monastery, 7/15/2018
 
Episode Description: In this session, Sharon Salzberg gives an in-depth examination of how meditation practice can transform the way we pay attention in our daily lives. Sharon also discusses the benefits of lovingkindness practice before leading us in a guided meditation. To help keep these podcasts freely available, we hope you will consider ...…
 
Eko Jeff Kelley of Seattle Soto Zen speaks at our annual summer day sit, July 14, 2018.
 
Eko Jeff Kelley of Seattle Soto Zen speaks at our annual summer day sit, July 14, 2018.
 
Our practice helps us move through our lives with a deeper liberty, living and dying more freely.
 
Our practice helps us move through our lives with a deeper liberty, living and dying more freely.
 
In early June, Vickie started a Forks Over Knives Cooking Course in an effort to get more creative and knowledgeable in the kitchen. Not having enough variety in our meals has caused us to drift back into some old bad habits like relying on a lot of processed foods and even fast food. We wanted to take charge of finding ways to come up with dif ...…
 
Ron Hogen Green, Sensei Zen Centre of New York City, 7/15/2018
 
Talk given by Bussho Lahn. Sunday Talks from the Zen Meditation Center on Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis, MN. Donations appreciated at MnZenCenter.org.
 
Episode Description: In this session, Roshi Joan and Sharon Salzberg discuss the relationship between fear and freedom. Roshi Joan discusses her experiences bearing witness in refugee camps and watching the role that fear plays in inhibiting freedom on a global scale. To help keep these podcasts freely available, we hope you will consider makin ...…
 
Description: This teisho is the first talk from the 2017 Rohatsu sesshin. The objective is to outline a guide to two levels of “the museum called ‘me,’” beginning with an excerpt from Hakuin Zenji’s Song of Zazen: Lost on dark paths of ignorance, we wander through the six worlds, from dark path to dark path. Henry examines the six worlds, first ...…
 
Koshin and Christian Meass Svendsen, President of the Board of Rinzai Zen Center in Oslo, discuss Buddhism in Norway and Zen practice at the Rinzai Zen Center in Oslo.
 
Koshin and Christian Meass Svendsen, President of the Board of Rinzai Zen Center in Oslo, discuss Buddhism in Norway and Zen practice at the Rinzai Zen Center in Oslo.
 
Sally Carlson was ordained into The Episcopal Church in 2005 and has served as deacon at The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, Vashon. She is currently retired from full time ministry. She is a certified Spiritual Director with an itinerant street clientele as well as women ranging in age from 30’s – 70’s. She was a first responder after hur ...…
 
Sally Carlson was ordained into The Episcopal Church in 2005 and has served as deacon at The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, Vashon. She is currently retired from full time ministry. She is a certified Spiritual Director with an itinerant street clientele as well as women ranging in age from 30’s – 70’s. She was a first responder after hur ...…
 
In Part 2 of my series on the Brahmaviharas, I explore teachings about how to cultivate Metta, or goodwill, in an unlimited or boundless way. (Which is the idea.) As we try to extend Metta to everyone, we quickly recognize our internal resistance to feeling unqualified goodwill toward many people. I discuss the recommendations of Buddhaghosa, a ...…
 
What's inside:Triathlon news.Does a dog have buddha nature and how that relates to triathlon.Paying attention to and using frequency to your advantage.Training log:Rattlesnake at Camp Orr.Flip flops make you relaxed.Running on right side of the road.More frequency talk.Fence issues!Best way to shake up fuel bottles.I do a reverse triathlon of s ...…
 
What's inside:Triathlon news.Does a dog have buddha nature and how that relates to triathlon.Paying attention to and using frequency to your advantage.Training log:Rattlesnake at Camp Orr.Flip flops make you relaxed.Running on right side of the road.More frequency talk.Fence issues!Best way to shake up fuel bottles.I do a reverse triathlon of s ...…
 
Mon Jun 18 2018 - ADZG Monday Night Dharma Talk with Paul Discoe
 
Todd and Cathy speak with Kara Valentine, co-Founder of Threads Worldwide, an organization that creates life-changing work for women around the world through the fair trade of artisan jewelry. Threads Worldwide was founded in 2011 to give back and weave together a community of women leaders and change-makers. Resources/Videos used on today’s sh ...…
 
Today I want to share a meditation with you that will help you understand your body better, when it is stressed, and when it is not. As always, only meditate when you are still and in a peaceful setting. Links from the Episode: Body Scan Meditation Sponsors: Sun Basket - Healthy meals sent right to your door. All the ingredients to make healthy ...…
 
This talk was given by Sunya-Roshi on day six of this seven day retreat.
 
How in tune are you with your body? Do you know when you are stressed? Do you know when you are actually, legitimately hungry. If you are not sure, then this episode might be the perfect answer. Come listen.
 
Sun Jun 17 2018 - ADZG Seminar with Paul Discoe with Taigen Dan Leighton
 
Taking Up The Way Of Only Taking What Is Freely Given by Ordinary Mind Zen School
 
Igal Harmelin is a spiritual director and a meditation teacher. For the past forty years, his life has been dedicated to a committed spiritual search, enriched by his studies with a number of teachers. He has taught meditation to thousands of people on four continents and has spent years in extended meditation retreats. At present he offers spi ...…
 
Cathy and Todd discuss a productive definition of hope based on insight from Parker Palmer and Howard Thurman. They discuss Hannah Gadsby’s Netflix Comedy Special and share why her bravery and willingness to speak up is leading the way. Time Stamps 7:49 Parker Palmer- The Growing Edge 23:06 Hannah Gadsby discussion 59:05 Paining or remodeling n ...…
 
I definitely am not going to start talking about politics on ZEN commuter. I never have and I never will. However, I do hope listeners outside of the United States will indulge me as I talk about the most significant way meditation will help heal our country. Today's episode will focus on a lesson that is applicable to any person or any country ...…
 
Sun Jun 17 2018 - ADZG Sunday Morning Dharma Talk with Paul Discoe
 
Episode Description: In this talk, Sensei Joshin Byrnes discusses how we can express our wholeness—our Buddha nature—in our daily lives. Joshin begins by describing dreams as one of the wonders of our lives. Reading from Dogen’s fascicle, Within a Dream Expressing the Dream, he talks about the understanding of how awakening begins—that there is ...…
 
We like to please our listeners. A few requests rolled in recently to have another co host join us on the podcast. Someone from the tiki community who is also fun behind the microphone. Susan Nelson stepped up to the invite and joined Sunshine in the Zen Tiki Lounge for a fun hour of drinking and conversation. Susan is one of the few people bes ...…
 
Episode Description: In episode four, Sharon Salzberg discusses some of the findings in the field of positive psychology and relates it to the practices of cultivating inner abundance and generosity. The four Brahmaviharas or “heavenly dwellings” of lovingkindness, compassion, empathetic joy and equanimity are discussed as they relate to practi ...…
 
Genjo Marinello Osho gave this Teisho during the July, 2018, Zazenkai at Chobo-Ji. This talk explores Case 12 of the Book of Equanimity: Jizo Plants the Field. And examines, the relative, absolute and transcendent views of the Zen tradition.By zen@choboji.org (Genjo Marinello).
 
Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi Book of Serenity, Case 89 This talk was given at the conclusion of the Buddhist Poetry Festival. Zen Mountain Monastery, 7/08/2018
 
Many Americans enjoy this time of year because it means BASEBALL. While we don’t follow a team, we do love getting outside and enjoying the activity of being at a ballpark with people, watching sports, and eating some good food. Before we became vegetarians, we ate burgers, hot dogs, corn dogs, and things of that nature. Now that we are vegetar ...…
 
Jeanne Seisen Lewis, Senior Lay Student Zen Center of New York City, 07/08/2018
 
Talk given by Mark Turbak. "Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path." - Brene Brown, The Gift of Imperfection"L ...…
 
I've received many inquiries over the past year about how to connect with a teacher and Sangha, particularly if you live far from a Zen/Buddhist center. I'm pleased to announce I've launched a Zen Studies Sangha that can allow you to do just that. Check it out on the Zen Studies Podcast website!
 
Episode Description: In this episode, Sharon Salzberg and Roshi Joan Halifax discuss perceptions of separation and connection and how these perspectives change the way we experience the world. Roshi Joan leads us through contemplative practice before opening up the floor to reflections from audience members. To help keep these podcasts freely a ...…
 
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