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 204 - We're All Addicted (Fifth Precept)
On Precept 5 (not indulging in intoxicants) and the ways in which we feed our addictions.
ZNS 203 - What Do You Think You're Protecting? (Fourth Precept)
On Precept 4 (not lying) and the reasons why we lie. What narrative are we trying to control?
ZNS 202 - Let's Talk About Sex (Third Precept)
On Precept 3 (not misusing sex) and the messiness of intimacy.
ZNS 201 - What We Think is Ours (Second Precept)
On Precept 2 (not stealing) and the question of what we have been offered versus what we just think belongs to us.
ZNS 200 - Being Clean is Not the Point (First Precept)
On Precept 1 (not killing) and the mindset we can bring to all the precepts. It's not about becoming more pure.
ZNS 199 - Falling into Refuge
Imagine that taking refuge in buddha, dharma, and sangha isn't about choosing to enter some new space, but rather that it's an act of falling without any hope of control.