46 episodes

Weekly podcast series featuring conversations with leading spiritual teachers and activists, and an exploration of Zen teachings and practices, to help you appreciate your life, build vibrant relationships, and cultivate thriving workplaces.

Listen in each week for cutting-edge interviews, teachings, guided meditations, and supportive tools for creating more meaningful work, along with potent mindfulness practices to develop yourself, influence your organization, and change your world.

Zen Bones : Ancient Wisdom For Modern Times Marc Lesser

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Weekly podcast series featuring conversations with leading spiritual teachers and activists, and an exploration of Zen teachings and practices, to help you appreciate your life, build vibrant relationships, and cultivate thriving workplaces.

Listen in each week for cutting-edge interviews, teachings, guided meditations, and supportive tools for creating more meaningful work, along with potent mindfulness practices to develop yourself, influence your organization, and change your world.

    We Are All Poets

    We Are All Poets

    We begin today’s episode with a short guided meditation focused on being present, fully here with nothing to accomplish. I give a short talk on embracing the mind of the poet and the mind of the business person, exploring these distinctions and lack of distinctions and how we live and work and play with more meaning and connection.

    Today’s Zen Puzzler comes from a traditional koan about a buffalo jumping through a window. The aim of this puzzler is about letting go of our predicting minds and instead seeing the world as fresh and mysterious.

    • 27 min
    Money As a Force For Positive Change

    Money As a Force For Positive Change

    In our conversation we talk about the importance of understanding money, finance, and investing and the life-changing force that money has. We speak about creating healthy cultures and how Kristin is on the front lines of gender lens investing, both through leading a women-owned company and supporting women-owned companies.

    • 31 min
    The Power of Priming

    The Power of Priming

    Today’s podcast features The Power of Priming. We begin with a short meditation. Then Marc talsk about how the world tends to prime us for anxiety and speed. As an antidote and practice, we can prime ourselves to be present, open, curious, and creative. Meditation practice is a form of priming. We can utilize priming in all parts of our days, from waking up to starting meetings.

    Today’s Zen puzzler is based on a quote about staring and impermanence.

    • 28 min
    The Power of Grace with Henry Shukman

    The Power of Grace with Henry Shukman

    In this episode we talk about grace: the grace of acknowledging and living from the perspective that everything is gift. We address the tension of practicing with money, success and failure and working skillfully with our many motivations - all in the context of grace.”

    • 37 min
    What Is My Offering? Guided Meditation, Talk and Zen Puzzler

    What Is My Offering? Guided Meditation, Talk and Zen Puzzler

    What is my offering is today’s episode. We begin with a short guided meditation on warmhearted curiosity. Then Marc talks about the difference between helping, fixing, and serving - with an emphasis on practices for discovering your own offering.

    • 28 min
    I’m Doing What I Can: Guided Meditation, Talk and Zen Puzzler

    I’m Doing What I Can: Guided Meditation, Talk and Zen Puzzler

    I’m doing what I can is today’s episode. We begin with a short guided meditation. Then I give a short talk about pessimism, optimism, grief, and joy, and address way of cutting through the dualities of our modern life and doing what we can, with spaciousness and possibility.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

NettieReynolds ,

Extraordinary podcast and interviewees. Highly recommend!

Fantastic insight and thoughtful conversations.

cheryltoth ,

A wonderful way to learn and digest Zen teachings

I’ve been following Marc’s teachings and writings for years and am so happy he’s gifted us with this podcast. To have a weekly opportunity for listening and learning (and being reminded) of important Zen concepts is already helping my practice. The interviews are interesting, but Marc’s guided meditations and talks are the heart of this podcast. Each of them is a good length for digging into something important and I walk away from each episode with something to ponder or practice.

Grateful Harmony ,

Clear, calm and wise

Listening to Marc teach, lead meditation and speak with his guests is so calming for my body and so engaging for my mind. I feel better in my self and more connected to others after every episode. The Zen Bones podcast is a treasure in which anyone can take refuge, when ever or where ever they are. Listen to the deep wisdom for yourself. Share it with those you love and share a feeling of harmony and peace.

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