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July 31st – Koun will give a talk at 7 PM Thursday, July 31st at the Anchorage Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3201 Turnagain St;. Afterward there will be food and drinks.

August 2nd – Zen Ordination Ceremony- Shukke Tokudo

In this ancient ceremony, a Zen Priest is ordained as a novice by their teacher, receiving and reciting the 16 Bodhisattva Precepts. The initiate has hand-sewn Buddhist robes (Kesa & Rakusu) and a bowing cloth (Zagu). The robes will be formally received along with a set of bowls (Oryoki), a Buddhist name, and a lineage chart (kechimyaku) showing their place in the long line of Zen practitioners from their teacher to Shakyamuni Buddha.

You are invited to attend and witness Kelley Weaverling (isen) and his teacher, Koun Franz perform this ancient ceremony.

The ceremony will begin at 7:00pm, Saturday, the 2nd of August at the Mason’s Hall. A reception will follow.

Sunday there will be a half-day Zen retreat with seated & walking meditation, chanting, dharma talks, and a formal oryoki meal service.

For more information: Call or text 1 (907) 429 5565 or email

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Air and ferry cost to CordovaKoun’s travel itinerary

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August 3rd – Sunday morning zazen will be held at 8:30 AM.

August 5th – Koun will join in Tuesday evening zazen.

August 8th – Dharma and Dinner 6:30 to 8:00 PM.