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

    THZ 218 - Ritual is How We Hold the World

    THZ 218 - Ritual is How We Hold the World

    Those who are staying at home right now may find themselves falling into little rituals meant to make things feel regular, and safe; in this practice, ritual is something else.

    • 12 min
    THZ 217 - Does a Virus Have Buddhanature?

    THZ 217 - Does a Virus Have Buddhanature?

    Does Covid-19 have buddhanature? Do you? Why do we even ask things like that?

    • 14 min
    THZ 216 - Can You Feel Yourself Falling?

    THZ 216 - Can You Feel Yourself Falling?

    Dogen likened the spiritual life to the experience of falling off a horse. Can you feel it happening?

    • 12 min
    THZ 215 - When It Feels Like Too Much

    THZ 215 - When It Feels Like Too Much

    It can feel like it's all too much, too much to hold. We need to look at that.

    • 10 min
    THZ 214 - The Three Treasures are Teflon (Tenth Precept)

    THZ 214 - The Three Treasures are Teflon (Tenth Precept)

    On the tenth precept, "Not defiling the three treasures." The three treasures are just fine, but still, we forget who we are in relationship to them.

    • 14 min
    THZ 213 - Freedom

    THZ 213 - Freedom

    Freedom—the freedom we want (perhaps especially in the age of social distancing), and the freedom we already have.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Techcellent ,

Live deep

I consider Koun my teacher. His teachings have changed how I relate to and act in my world.

TheMangleA.K.A.Foxy2.0 ,

Best Zen podcast

Koun has experience in Soto Zen that few westerners have and you can hear it in these podcasts.

Gabbled ,

Great content and audio

My #1 criteria for Zen podcasts is the voice of the speaker (all content are kind of the same, to be honest). Koun's voice is calming with a musical quality to it, and the quality of recording is also top-notch. On top of that he also does a great job of not watering down the material (as much as he can, for the Western audience, within the 20 min limit of the talks), and I really enjoy his anecdotes from Japan.

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