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Dissolving The Separation Between Earth And Its Restless Beings

February 15, 2105
A one day meditation seminar with John Tarrant in Santa Barbara.

Feeling as if we don’t belong is part of being human and it’s also the start of a journey.

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Branches of Light Streaming from the Darkness

The mysterious source of the bright is clear and unstained.
Branches of light are streaming from the dark.

A Short Sesshin with John Tarrant
February 5-8, Nalandabodhi, Seattle

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Moments of Transformation

An Open Mind Retreat with John Tarrant
March 5-8 2015
Bolinas, CA

The first thing about really having your own creative life is not thinking you know what you  are, not thinking what you are already thinking. This comes from making space, from not knowing, from playing.

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John Tarrant’s 2014 Letter

 In the old days there were sixteen Bodhisattvas. When the time came, they all got into the bath together and realized the cause of water.

They cried out, “This subtle touch reveals the light that is in everything. We have reached the place where the daughters and sons of the Buddha live!”

Imagine a Doorway: Meditation, Creativity, and the Body

January 31, 2015 – February 1, 2015
The Glowing Body Yoga Studio
Knoxville, Tennesseee

Inside every life is a hidden doorway. When you think you’re in a corner, you’ve just forgotten to be curious; you’ve told yourself you know what comes next. Creativity comes from making space, from not knowing, from playing. What if…

Save the Date: 2015 Retreats

Short or long retreats are a way to take a deep dive, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced meditator. Our retreats feature daily meditation, teaching, and conversation; movement and writing sometimes find their way in on a voluntary basis as well.

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There’s Nothing I Dislike

A New Blog Post by Rachel Boughton
The things I dislike, or think I dislike, perhaps I just didn’t look, when …


The World Catches Us Every Time

An article by John Tarrant
Published in the April/May 2014 edition of Shambhala Sun
    Abiding nowhere, the heart comes forth
       – Zen koan
    Distracted …


Article by John Tarrant: Enlightenment Is Something We Do Together

There’s a romantic idea of enlightenment as a solitary and heroic act, but even if you’re off by yourself in …

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Read John Tarrant's 2014 year-end letter here.

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Feb. 9th, 7pm - John Tarrant @ Santa Rosa
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