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Article September 23, 2021

Where Do You Go, Oh Where Do You Go When You Die?

John Tarrant

…and entered our dreams. At the same time, I considered this daunting query, “Where do we go when we die?” Questions about death and the after-death are a part of…

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Text February 5, 2021
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Text November 13, 2019

Dongshan’s Five Ranks: Poem 4

John Tarrant

…that it has to do with my relationship to death. Because when I think about death I realize that I have kind of this insidious little thing that thinks if…

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Dharma Theme November 4, 2021
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Audio March 25, 2022

Zen Luminaries: The Suzuki Roshi Legacy – with Zen Priest & Writer David Chadwick

Jon Joseph

David Chadwick, Shunryu Suzuki’s biographer and archivist, talks about his Zen teacher’s legacy 50 years after his death. So even though you may sit watching something like a sunflower [laughs]—there…

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Article November 15, 2017

The Great Way Is Not Difficult

John Tarrant

…or more painlessly. What she was doing was good enough. I wanted my mother to have the death that was hers and saw that only she could know what that…

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Article July 22, 2021
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Text November 24, 2017

Navigating a Disaster: How Do We Do This?

Rachel Boughton

An essay and talk by Rachel Boughton, Roshi How to deal with difficult times is fundamental for a spiritual practice, and really, for any human life. There’s birth and death,…

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Text February 17, 2021

Freely I Watch the Tracks of the Flying Birds

John Tarrant

…there’s that quality about things. The other quality is about, you know, death. In the Buddha story, death was the thing that was hidden. The Buddha story is kind of—probably…

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Article September 17, 2021

Gifts, Gods in Disguise, & Freedom

John Tarrant

…suffering: birth is suffering, aging is suffering, illness is suffering, death is suffering; union with what is displeasing is suffering; separation from what is pleasing is suffering; not to get…

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Audio June 8, 2022

The Impossibility of My Death

Michelle Riddle

Michelle comments on a sense of the impossibility of death that runs underneath all our striving to ‘get it right’ in this life. Recorded June 5, 2022. 3 minutes….

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Sutra Book & Ceremonies October 29, 2021

Ceremonies: Long Readings for Afternoon: Yongjia Xuanjue’s Song of Enlightenment

PZI Cantor & Musicians

…Qi, [Tsao-Chee] I know what is beyond the relativity of birth and death.   Walking is Zen, sitting is Zen; speaking or silent, active or quiet, the essence is at…

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Text May 8, 2020

Joy, Mosquitoes & Zen

John Tarrant

…roads of ignorance Dark road after dark road When will we be free from birth and death?   Meditation can’t be praised enough! The good effects of generosity and discipline…

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Sutra Book & Ceremonies October 30, 2021

Sutra Book: The Great Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra – Sung Version

…no smell. No taste, no touch, no thought. No seeing and so on to no thinking.   No ignorance, no end of ignorance. No old age and no death. No…

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Video June 18, 2019
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Audio November 1, 2021
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Audio March 24, 2022

A Map for Getting Lost

John Tarrant

…it. We know we will die, but we don’t know what that means either. Meditation gets you friendlier with life and death. Walker a long-time member of PZI and Springs…

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Text October 12, 2021
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Sutra Book & Ceremonies October 30, 2021

Ceremonies: Long Readings for Afternoon: From The Record of Linji

death.” Followers of the Way, the Dharma of the buddhas calls for no special undertakings. Just act ordinary, without trying to do anything particular. If, wherever you are, you take…

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Sutra Book & Ceremonies October 30, 2021

Ceremonies: Long Readings for Afternoon: The Ninth Duino Elegy – Rainer Maria Rilke

PZI Cantor & Musicians

…my blood. Unspeakably I have belonged to you, from the first. You were always right, and your holiest inspiration is our intimate companion, Death.   Look, I am living. On…

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Audio September 2, 2021

Unexpected Gifts, Unexpected Help Along the Way

John Tarrant

…Acknowledge, Case 96 Jiufeng lived at Shishuang’s monastery as his attendant. After Shishuang’s death, the gathering wanted the head student to succeed him as abbot. Jiufeng did not acknowledge him….

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Article September 10, 2021

A Beautiful Wish (You Are the Sun…)

John Tarrant

…to an end. We can’t step away from our death. We can’t contrive not to be there when a bomb goes off. By definition we are walking in the dark…

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Article September 17, 2021

Carl Jung’s Red Book

John Tarrant

…This is also of course true of love, death, and eating breakfast. Jung conveyed this really well. Jung’s journey is interesting, harrowing, ridiculous, pompous, incomprehensible, amusing, sad, frightening, wise—the whole…

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Text February 8, 2022

Podcast Interview: David Chadwick Interviews John Tarrant

John Tarrant

…with the Soto master Shunryu Suzuki Roshi at San Francisco Zen Center. He was ordained as a priest in 1971 before Suzuki Roshi’s death that year, and worked in the…

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Dharma Theme November 1, 2021

Dharma Theme – Metamorphosis: Collected Audio from Fall Sesshin 2021

PZI Teachers

death; in this life you will become a fox, a star, the Loch Ness Monster, a mountain dancing, a tree in a high wind, a fire, a river, a flying…

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Audio November 4, 2021

Zen Luminaries: A Conversation with Peter Hershock hosted by Jon Joseph

Jon Joseph

…of warfare and privation that resulted in the dislocation or death of vast numbers of Chinese. In this context, Chan can be viewed as a counter-cultural movement. Chan’s description of…

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Audio April 4, 2022

Zen Luminaries: Following the Red Thread – Hosho Peter Coyote’s Poetry, Life & Teaching

Jon Joseph

…the firm outlines of my body…” liver spots, lost stamina, a static career in film. “Sickness, old age and death had become tangible to me in ways that had only…

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Audio April 19, 2022

A Morning of Amnesty

John Tarrant

…ferryboat for others. Our gestures toward the world take us further. The difficult and painful things do not diminish us. Easter approaches the exile of death, but no one is…

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Dharma Theme June 11, 2022

Dharma Theme – Zen 2.0: John Tarrant on Zen Koans – Zenosaurus Articles 1-19

John Tarrant

…Treasure Hidden In The Body 17 – That Wild Girl Named Pang 18 – Gratitude: Care and Feeding Of 19 – Heroine’s Journey with Sieve: All About Life and Death

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Text September 20, 2022

The Lion with the Golden Hair

John Tarrant

…about the extras: death and taxes. Whatever’s happening right now, it’s for you. That’s what the lion says, “It’s for you, dear.” Golden-haired lion. [bell] Chocolate Mousse Thinking about a…

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