A new Zenosaurus essay by John Tarrant.
Each day I have schemes, a to-do list, and problems I’m wandering along with, the way an elephant pushes a peanut around a circle. The mind of scheming lives in an everlasting future, it’s the hungry child outside the restaurant, apart from what I imagine my life is for. When we plan improvements to things we put ourselves outside of them, starve ourselves a little.
June 4-7, 2015
We are connected with each other and with the other creatures of the world, connected so deeply that in some way we never die and nothing is ever lost.
A Meditation Retreat with John Tarrant and friends
June 28 – July 4 @ Land of Medicine Buddha, Santa Cruz, CA
The koan world has a long history of people keeping each other company on a journey.
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!”