What's New

  • The Zen Nova Scotia podcast is now available on iTunes:

  • Actualizing the Buddha Ancestors

    Talks • Oct 16, 2019

    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? July 23, 2019

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  • Being a Teacher, Being a Student

    Talks • Aug 21, 2019

    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. July 16, 2019

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  • A Special Transmission Outside the Scriptures

    Talks • Aug 21, 2019

    Bodhidharma famously described Zen as a "special transmission outside the scriptures"—what does that mean, and why does it matter? July 2, 2019

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