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Great Autumn Retreat: Stages on the Path through Awakening

with John Tarrant, Roshi and others 
October  11-18, Santa Rosa CA

Change is under everything and meditation is a path through the changes.

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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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John Tarrant: Intimacy

Meditation, John Tarrant Teaching 
September 1, 2014  Santa Rosa Creek Zen Center 7-9pm

Awakening. The old teachers called it “intimacy”. Why?

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Stop the War

Rachel Boughton, Sensei, has a new post on the Zennotes blog about the koan, “Stop the War”.

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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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