Blue Collar Zen

by spiritual folk-tales & conversations, at the Detroit Zen Center

Come into the tea-room & join Myungju & our Abbot at the Detroit Zen Center, as they sit down to read spiritual folk-tales, and share conversations about them. 

Podcast episodes

  • Season 3

  • S03 E01 - Let Go?

    S03 E01 - Let Go?

    Welcome to the 3rd season.A man journeys home through misty mountains & beauty in old Korea.As previous karma follows his path, he meets with unexpected fortune, & terror.Letting Go, written by Zen Master Daehaeng, presents us wit...

    55:37
  • Season 2

  • S02 E05 - Red Bean Porridge Bubbling

    S02 E05 - Red Bean Porridge Bubbling

    Enter the world of Zen nuns. A common kitchen nun finds her teacher's instruction simple enough, but eventually the endless work & burden of cooking in the zen community becomes a serious complication in her quest for mental, emot...

    57:36
  • S02 E04 - A Little Talk about Evening Things Out

    S02 E04 - A Little Talk about Evening Things Out

    Six thousand years ago two Taoist masters were on a walk. Master Timid Magpie asked the elder Master Noble Tree a question about the Way of things. Some questions are timeless, felt in the heart of ancient humans as deeply as we f...

    55:34
  • S02 E03 - On the Road Home

    S02 E03 - On the Road Home

    Abbot Yang Chu, a student of the Taoist sage Lao Tzu, is happy to hear his teacher is returning from his hermitage, and sets out to meet him on the road to join him in his journey home.

    01:00:22
  • S02 E02 - Layman Pusol, Part 2

    S02 E02 - Layman Pusol, Part 2

    The second part of the story of Pusol's life, and the story of his death.

    50:26