Koun Franz

1411570365425Koun Franz was born in Helena, Montana, but has spent a good deal of his adult life in Japan. He was ordained in 2001, then trained at Zuioji and Shogoji monasteries. From 2006 to 2010, he served as resident priest of the Anchorage Zen Community in Alaska. Koun is married to Tracy Franz—they now live with their two kids in Canada (Halifax, Nova Scotia), where he leads practice at Zen Nova Scotia.

A podcast of Koun’s talks with ZNS can be found here.


2 comments on “Koun Franz

  1. janet heckmann says:

    Just finished My Year of Dirt and Water…then found koun’s podcasts on the computer…at first I didn’t realize who you were, but was delighted to find you were tracy’s Koun .good to put a face to the name and teachings..loved the book ..More books coming? Thank you both for your teachings.Janet

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