This Is the Last Time I DharmaCrafts Blog

This Is the Last Time - Koun Franz

My dad passed away a couple months ago. As so often happens, the funeral became a kind of reunion—people from different parts of my dad’s life conv...
This Is the Last Time I DharmaCrafts Blog

This Is the Last Time - Koun Franz

My dad passed away a couple months ago. As so often happens, the funeral became a kind of reunion—people from different parts of my dad’s life conv...
Never Get In The Way of Compassion I DharmaCrafts

Never Get In The Way of Compassion - Koun Franz

In the West, discussions of Buddhism tend to focus on three broad traditions: Theravada (or Insight), Zen in its various forms, or the many schools...
Three Powerful Mudras to Try in Your Practice

Three Powerful Mudras in Buddhism

Mudra is Sanskrit for ‘seal’, ‘mark’, or ‘gesture’.  In Buddhism, mudras are often used in depictions of the Buddha.  Different mudras represent di...
Jizo – Protector of Children, Firemen, and Travelers I DharmaCrafts

Jizo – Protector of Children, Firemen, and Travelers

Depictions of a shaven-headed monk are revered throughout East Asia. This being is known as Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva in Sanskrit and Dayuan Dizang P...
Just Be Gentle with This One Thing I DharmaCrafts

Just Be Gentle with This One Thing - Koun Franz

Recently I had hernia surgery. Pretty minor—I was in and out of the hospital in just a few hours—but also really uncomfortable. I felt every breath...
Who Am I Here to Help? I DharmaCrafts Meditation Blog

Who Am I to Help? - Koun Franz

The eighth-century Indian monk Shantideva was the author of The Way of the Bodhisattva, an in-depth look at the bodhisattva path through the lens o...
Ayurveda- Treatment Based on the 'Knowledge of Life" I DharmaCrafts

Ayurveda – Treatment Based on the ‘Knowledge of Life’

The term Ayurveda is a combination of the Sanskrit words ayur and veda. Ayur means life, while veda means science or knowledge. Thus, Ayurveda tran...
What Energy Do You Need I DharmaCrafts

What Energy Do You Need?

Crystals have been used for hundreds of years to help physical and emotional ailments.  Placing them in your palms while you meditate or practice m...
Grounding Meditation Script I DharmaCrafts

Guided Grounding Meditation

  This 10 minute grounding meditation is designed to cultivate grounding by using mantra. Mantra is the practice of repeating meaningful words to ...
Aromatherapy I DharmaCrafts

Aromatherapy – Therapeutic Smells With Roots in Ancient History

Over two-and-a-half millennia ago, Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, said: “The key to good health rests in having a daily aromatic bath ...
Three Part Guided Meditation Script I DharmaCrafts

3 Part Breath Guided Meditation

This 13 Minute 3 Part Breath meditation is designed to cultivate deep breathe by accessing the belly, diaphragm, and chest. Because the nervous sy...