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Living Zen Podcast

By Ven. Eshu Martin

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Spontaneous Zen talks given in the Rinzai tradition by Ven. Eshu Martin, abbot of the Victoria Zen Centre in Victoria, BC, Canada. If you enjoy this podcast, rate it,review it, and share it with your friends on Twitter, Facebook and face to face. Check out the Living Zen Podcast app on the iTunes app store!

Customer Reviews

Practical Zen

I always found the topic of Zen shrouded in mystery and confusion. Ven. Eshu brings Zen to life with a very down to earth, approachable style. I have found these very useful in my own life and spiritual practice.


I absolutely adore this podcast. Ven Eshu Martin is an amazing speaker. His tone is calming, his words enlightening. This podcast changed my life and is the best part of my day

Excellent Podcast

I subscribe to quite a few Zen podcasts for listening to at work but this one I like most. There is actual fluctuation in Ven. Eshu Martin's voice which doesn't allow the talk to become background noise. The explanations given allow the topic to be easy to grasp and understand. They are kept interesting and frequently apply without guess work from the listener instead of feeling he is being a bit vague leaving more questions than should be normal. The recording quality is excellent and no ear straining is necessary to understand what is being said.

My only negative is the occasional shouting that keeps the listener in the moment. The purpose is understandable, but listening at work hurts the ears when wearing headphones and annoys co-workers when not wearing them. It isn't frequent and is a very minor inconvenience. I still highly recommend this podcast over any others I've heard.