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I offer most of the content on the Zen Studies Podcast for free, because I want the Dharma (Buddhist teachings) to be available to everyone. Plus, I enjoy creating episodes – audio and text – about this ancient, incredibly rich spiritual tradition.

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Recent Episodes

 

34 – Dogen’s Genjokoan: A Verse by Verse Exploration – Part 1

Part of my Buddhist Texts series, this episode focuses on a famous Zen text called “Genjokoan,” written by Japanese Zen master Eihei Dogen in 1233. Genjokoan is one of the most popular and widely studied of Dogen’s essays. In the interest of unlocking it’s profound teaching for you, I’ll proceed through the essay verse by verse over the course of a few episodes.

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October Break Message

October Break Message

Hello! I didn’t produce an episode for you this week because I’m spending time with my parents – they live in Minnesota but are here in Oregon on their annual visit. I’ll release a new episode next Thursday, Oct. 19th. Thanks for listening!        

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33 – Life of Shakyamuni Buddha Part 4: Further Teachings and Colorful Stories

33 – Life of Shakyamuni Buddha Part 4: Further Teachings and Colorful Stories

This episode finishes up my story of Shakyamuni Buddha’s life. It continues with the development of the early Sangha, including the ordination of women and the establishment of a code of discipline for monastics. It also covers teachings given by the Buddha not already mentioned in earlier episodes, and some of the more dramatic and colorful stories about the Buddha and the early Buddhist community.

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