Can you imagine not getting angry if someone was trying to steal your money?

What about someone violating your daughter?

Jun Po Denis Kelly insists that there is no place for anger, no matter what happens.


The path of the modern-day warrior looks for what is true beneath our reactivity. In the case of anger, there is always something deeper.

What does all this have to do with a chicken?

Listen as Jun Po tells the story about the chicken and one simple step we can take today, to change the rest of our lives.

Click here to learn more about Junpo’s biography A Heart Blown Open.


About Jun Po Denis Kelly, Roshi

g-JunPo-Roshi-SMJun Po Denis Kelly began his Buddhist practice at Zen Center San Francisco in the early ’70s, later becoming a student of Eido Shimano Roshi in New York and subsequently a monk. He received his Zen Master recognition in 1992. Interested in bringing his Zen lineage (Rinzai tradition) into American culture without the Japanese cultural bindings, Jun Po left the monastery and founded the lay Buddhist Hollow Bones order, of which he is abbot.

A yoga instructor as well, he traces his lineage to BKS Iyengar and Pattabhi Jois. He established the Hollow Bones seven-day Zen retreats for the Mankind Project. Diagnosed with Stage IV throat cancer in April 2006, he underwent four months of extensive treatment at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. That treatment was successful and he is currently cancer-free.

Click here to learn more about Junpo’s biography A Heart Blown Open.