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Text July 7, 2020
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Article September 16, 2021

The Erotic Life of Emptiness

John Tarrant

The Erotic Life of Emptiness Article by John Tarrant published in the Spring 2010 issue of Tricycle magazine. Form is no other than emptiness, emptiness no other than form. There…

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Text September 18, 2019

Dongshan’s Five Ranks: Poem 3

John Tarrant

…me, you’re not letting them do that themselves. So there’s that. So that’s out of emptiness, because emptiness is in everything. It’s freeing and you can see how in the…

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Text May 8, 2020

The Heart Sutra and Koans

John Tarrant

…is emptiness; emptiness is form” or “Form is no other than emptiness, and emptiness is no other than form….No eye, no ear, no nose, no tongue, no body, no mind,…

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Text May 8, 2020

Heart Sutra Variations

John Tarrant

…gallop over emptiness” and an umbrella and leaves: “Out of original emptiness come leaves, umbrellas, and the cries of the wind.” And there [pointing] is just “Heart Sutra” and that…

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Sutra Book & Ceremonies October 30, 2021

Sutra Book: The Great Heart Sutra – Spoken

PZI Cantor & Musicians

emptiness, emptiness is form; form is exactly emptiness, emptiness is exactly form; whatever is form is emptiness, whatever is emptiness is form. The same is true for feeling, perception, memory…

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Text July 27, 2020

The Heart Sutra

John Tarrant

emptiness, emptiness is form; form is exactly emptiness, emptiness is exactly form; whatever is form is emptiness, whatever is emptiness is form. The same is true for feeling, perception, memory…

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Text August 6, 2020
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Dharma Theme November 4, 2021
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Article November 24, 2017

How to Welcome the End of the World

John Tarrant

…pointers: 1. Emptiness is real All the ways welcome appears are manifestations of the famous Zen idea of emptiness. This means that if you look, you’ll find that welcome doesn’t…

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Text September 17, 2019

The Nature of Practice

John Tarrant

…feel incompetent, and that can be a beautiful thing because you realize that you get the unlooked-for help and emptiness appears and the light of emptiness appears and you stop…

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Text October 22, 2020
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Sutra Book & Ceremonies October 30, 2021

Sutra Book: The Great Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra – Sung Version

…all suffering and misery.   Listen, Shariputra, listen – Form is emptiness, Emptiness is form. Form is exactly emptiness, Emptiness exactly form. The same is true of feeling and perception….

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Audio December 23, 2021

Zen Luminaries: The Heart Sutra with Bill Red Pine Porter

Jon Joseph

emptiness is not separate from form, form is not separate from emptiness; whatever is form is emptiness, whatever is emptiness is form. —from the Heart Sutra, translated by Red Pine…

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Sutra Book & Ceremonies October 29, 2021

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

PZI Cantor & Musicians

…is basically empty. Put both being and non-being aside, and even non-emptiness is empty, the twenty kinds of emptiness have no basis, and the Tathagata’s nature is oneness, its essence…

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Text November 24, 2017

Navigating a Disaster: How Do We Do This?

Rachel Boughton

…reassuring. I’m feeling edgy, angry, uncertain and determined. This is the world of Form. The World of Emptiness In the past few months in my Zen koan teaching I have…

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Text May 8, 2020

Joy, Mosquitoes & Zen

John Tarrant

…the voice of the Way.   The vast emptiness of deep meditation The brightness of the bright moon of wisdom Is anything missing from this moment? Nirvana appears before us…

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Text July 13, 2021

Solstice, Juneteenth, a Butterfly Flies Up!

John Tarrant

…path, we rest in a spaciousness that was there at the beginning before time began. Emptiness, whatever we’re calling it. In the beginning there was nothing, silence and emptiness intoxicated…

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Audio July 21, 2020

Green Glade: Held by Emptiness

John Tarrant

Green Glade of Meditation: There is a framework in our practice for relying on emptiness and freedom, not holding pre-set views. Blessing things beyond approval and disapproval. I am you…

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Text May 15, 2021

Every Day Is a Good Day

John Tarrant

…shit, they’re just an assessment, you know. And what’s the first principle of the holy teaching: ”Vast emptiness, nothing holy.” There isn’t a conclusion to come to about this moment,…

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Text August 14, 2020
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Sutra Book & Ceremonies October 30, 2021

Ceremonies: Long Readings for Afternoon: Relying on Mind – Sengcan

PZI Cantor & Musicians

…that make it seem otherwise. Don’t pursue worldly concerns, don’t dwell passively on emptiness; Be at peace in the absolute oneness of things, and confusion vanishes all by itself.  …

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Audio July 26, 2020

Green Glade: Emptiness in the Role of Host

John Tarrant

…can not take a step! Nothing before us, and only a wake behind. The empathic nature of emptiness, blessings of the goddess. PZI Zen Online, as recorded July 26th, 2020….

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Article July 22, 2021

Surprises on the Way: Article by John Tarrant

John Tarrant

…leapt out at me for a koan: “the manifestation of one essential emptiness,” the key word being “manifestation.” Everything really began to shift from subject and object (me and other)…

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Article September 10, 2021

You Don’t Have to Know

John Tarrant

…from India—and Emperor Wu of China: “What’s the first principle of the holy teaching?” asks the Emperor. “Vast emptiness, nothing holy,” says Bodhidharma. “Well, who are you then?” “I don’t…

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Text November 15, 2017

The Moon Sets at Midnight

John Tarrant

…and this is what is interesting about them. Their emptiness is just not something that occurs to us until it does. One way to be good company for yourself, as…

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Text November 13, 2019

Dongshan’s Five Ranks: Poem 4

John Tarrant

…enough that sense of the spaciousness and the emptiness that went with an earlier stage actually isn’t big enough. It’s not including enough things, and so we realize that we…

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Text May 8, 2020

No Rank! – Or the Wild Path of Awakening

John Tarrant

…first principal of the holy teaching?” And Bodhidharma says, “Vast emptiness, nothing holy.” And the emperor says, “Well, who are you, standing in front of me?” And Bodhidharma says, “I…

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Text August 23, 2020

Predicament Koans – John Tarrant 2013

John Tarrant

…of an issue. John: In the context of a retreat, of course, we are in a special vessel. The notion of emptiness comes into play. Participant: (Found her predicament to…

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Text September 28, 2020

Following the Scent of Flowers

John Tarrant

…under everything. You know, we think emptiness is a feminine form. There are actually—in India, the Bodhisattva of Emptiness is sometimes shown as a woman dancing. [reads] The valley spirit…

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