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Thank You Is Red

Donors of our Winter 2013 fundraiser will receive a special, limited-edition chapbook of this poem by John Tarrant, designed by musician and artist Jackson Randall.

Listen to or download an audio file of John Tarrant reading the poem.

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The World Is Medicine: A Summer Seven Day Retreat

July 13-20
Santa Cruz County, California
with John Tarrant

This is a meditation retreat nestled between the ocean and hundreds of acres of redwood forest. This retreat is now FULL.

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Stories That Change You: An Open Mind Retreat on Journeys

with John Tarrant, August 21 – 24
Bolinas, California

This is an Open Mind Retreat about stories and the journeys they take us on. Sometimes Zen koans are the stories that can change our lives forever.

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Seven-Day Retreat Schedule

These retreats include meditation, individual koan work with a teacher, talks, writing, and conversation. The lead teacher will be John Tarrant. They are held in places where you can take walks outside and have time to absorb and reflect.

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Thank You Is Red

Donors of our Winter 2013 fundraiser will receive a special, limited-edition chapbook of this poem by John Tarrant, designed by …

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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 …

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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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