Episode 152 — Bernie Glassman


Bernie Glassman is the guest. He is a pioneer in the American Zen Movement, an accomplished academic and businessman, and the founder of the Zen Peacemakers. His new book, co-authored by Jeff Bridges, is called The Dude and the Zen Master. A New York Times bestseller, it is available now from Blue Rider Press.

Sheila Heti, writing for the Financial Times, says

The Dude and the Zen Master [is] a wonderful book of conversations…about acting and Zen and the long, fond relationship between these men.

And The Dudespaper calls it

[A] good conversation between good friends…One of the unexpected treats of The Dude and the Zen Master is the insights into who Jeff Bridges is behind the Dude persona…touching remembrances of his parents, his reflections on life as a devoted family man, and his behind-the-scenes stories of movies he’s worked on [and] profound little Zen observations and insights sprinkled throughout the book.

Monologue topics: Zen, meditation, discipline and lack thereof, losing my shit, my daughter, guilt, the Oscars.