181 episodes

Dharma talks by Koun Franz at Zen Nova Scotia in Halifax, NS. If you find these talks beneficial, please consider joining Zen Nova Scotia or making a donation at zennovascotia.com/support. Your support makes the practice and teachings available to others.

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Dharma talks by Koun Franz at Zen Nova Scotia in Halifax, NS. If you find these talks beneficial, please consider joining Zen Nova Scotia or making a donation at zennovascotia.com/support. Your support makes the practice and teachings available to others.

    ZNS 195 - Inspiration and the Three Pure Precepts

    ZNS 195 - Inspiration and the Three Pure Precepts

    What do we need to take with us on this path? If that's different from what we want, how do we reconcile the two?

    • 16 min
    ZNS 194 - Traps of Identity

    ZNS 194 - Traps of Identity

    There is a difference between how we address the complexity of identity in ourselves, and how we relate to it in others. The approach can't be the same.

    • 16 min
    ZNS 193 - Actualizing the Buddha Ancestors

    ZNS 193 - Actualizing the Buddha Ancestors

    We chant, "Now, actualizing the buddha ancestors means to bring them forth and look at them respectfully. It is not limited to the buddhas of past, present, and future, but it is going beyond buddhas who are going beyond themselves." What's it all about?

    • 20 min
    ZNS 192 - Being a Teacher, Being a Student

    ZNS 192 - Being a Teacher, Being a Student

    Every teacher and every temple have different ideas about the student-teacher relationship; Koun shares some of his perspective on the complexity of it all.

    • 17 min
    ZNS 191 - A Special Transmission Outside the Scriptures

    ZNS 191 - A Special Transmission Outside the Scriptures

    Bodhidharma famously described Zen as a "special transmission outside the scriptures". What does that mean and why does it matter?

    • 21 min
    ZNS 190 - Awakening vs Awakened Activity

    ZNS 190 - Awakening vs Awakened Activity

    The ground of this practice isn't what we experience, or what we feel, or even what we see—it's what we do, regardless of the rest.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

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Honest Teachings

Koun Franz’s Dharma talks contain a humble honesty I have yet to find elsewhere. His compassion and wisdom will seep into your soul like a sweet spiritual honey, leaving you astonished and grateful for the experience.

zsodomi ,

Transformative

Every single podcast carries a teaching I wish I had heard 20 years ago. These are transformative, accessible, and deeply moving lessons on how to live your best life: how to Zen.

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I love this podcast!

The talks give an incredible insight not only to Buddhism, but how Zen philosophy and beliefs differ from others. As well the talks give easy to understand breakdowns of Zen while applying them to where they fit in modern times and ideologies.

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