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The Nature of Practice

John Tarrant

…there’s a koan: not knowing is most intimate. Over and over again we hear this and we say it to ourselves and then we say oh, that’s right. Not knowing…

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Text September 18, 2019

Goblins Q & A

John Tarrant

…somehow we’ll have the courage to be intimate with them as they are. And if we’re the ones dying, the courage to be intimate with ourselves as we are. Or…

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Text September 18, 2019

Ordinary Mind Q & A

John Tarrant

…that is more intimate even though the content you’re sharing is it’s not intimate. That’s that thing about again, give me the reaching, give me what’s alive, so part of…

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Text November 13, 2019

Dongshan’s Five Ranks: Poem 4

John Tarrant

…it, the question asked at a really personal kind of intimate level is, if it is for you, then it’s for you. And if you’re going to have your life,…

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Video June 26, 2017

Not Knowing Is Most Intimate

John Tarrant

Using the koans Not Knowing is Most Intimate and Taking the Form of Guan Yin Find Shelter for the Homeless Person, John Tarrant talks about the intimacy that comes when…

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Text September 17, 2019

Stop the War

John Tarrant

…and painful of external wars, and people had an intimate and close experience of war. Their time was actually not that different from ours. There’s a lot of war in…

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Audio December 28, 2021
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Text September 17, 2019

Loving This Life

John Tarrant

…in spite of the fact that we say it [?]– and if there’s an intimate conversation you need to have with a friend – I know this is a sangha…

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Video June 26, 2019
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Audio April 28, 2020
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Text May 8, 2020

Heart Sutra Variations

John Tarrant

…– then it’s intimate and it’s incredibly tender and loving. I had a bunch of people this afternoon who were kind of in that place coming through. One of them…

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Audio April 8, 2020
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Video January 12, 2020
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Text September 23, 2021

Awakenings of Linji & the Great Chan Teachers

John Tarrant

…been talking about “not knowing is intimate.” And you can tell, Oh, teaching knowing is not as good as teaching not knowing. Because the whole universe can pour in and…

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Text May 15, 2021

Every Day Is a Good Day

John Tarrant

…it’s so great, that’s why we like it. That’s what’s saving for us. That’s why the good day is so intimately tied with the not-knowing. Not-knowing is most intimate because…

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Text May 8, 2020

The Heart Sutra and Koans

John Tarrant

…it hard, because I was very close to him and it felt kind of intimate with him. And so that was the Heart Sutra’s way of getting me to stay…

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Audio November 1, 2021

Fall Sesshin 2021: Not Knowing & the Mysterious, Ungraspable World

Eduardo Fuentes

KOAN: Dizang asked Fayan, “Where are you going from here?” Fayan said, “I’m on pilgrimage.” “What sort of thing is pilgrimage?” “I don’t know.” “Not knowing is most intimate.” Fayan…

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Article September 13, 2021

Placebo, Chronic Fatigue & Dormitive Principles

John Tarrant

…not knowing, a domain in which it can go on moving toward understanding. Another Zen saying goes, Not knowing is the most intimate. —John Tarrant Link to original article: Placebo,…

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Text October 8, 2020

Albert Saijo and the Long Journey – The Zenosaurus Course on Koans

John Tarrant

…wrote in “caps” but in different colored ink, which made his manuscripts intimate, dark, sweet, and giddy all at once. It’s more or less what you might think if you…

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Article September 17, 2021

Carl Jung’s Red Book

John Tarrant

…dream, though, is intimate and tells something about who you really are. The deep psyche has an autonomy the way nature does. You have to work with dreams down at…

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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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Article May 6, 2021

Enlightenment Is Something We Do Together

John Tarrant

intimate with the trees and the stars; it’s as if the birds fly through us and the stars shine in our chests. Everyone I meet, their emotions, thoughts, and hopes…

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Audio April 30, 2021

Self and Ox Forgotten

Jon Joseph

…the chunking of the chipper, and it sounded just right. Familiar. RRRRrrrr. RRRRrrrr. Intimate. I did not want it to stop. But talking about it is difficult. —Jon Joseph Roshi…

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Text February 17, 2021

Freely I Watch the Tracks of the Flying Birds

John Tarrant

intimate contact with them. Looking forward to that perhaps later today. Jordan’s music carried me like those birds that were flying through the sky of the koan. But when the…

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Text October 8, 2020

16 A Treasure Hidden In The Body – The Zenosaurus Course In Koans

John Tarrant

…for New Year’s resolutions. The body listens to others and is in an intimate communion with them, regardless of my opinions about them. This intimacy is a way I go…

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Text October 8, 2020

10 Save A Ghost – The Zenosaurus Course In Koans

John Tarrant

…to life at different levels. You become more intimate with your ghosts, they reveal more of their helpfulness. They become nearer than breathing. Yet More Questions: 1. If you were…

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Text October 8, 2020

14 When Something Confronts You, Don’t Believe It – The Zenosaurus Course in Koans

John Tarrant

…Here it is.’ What you have always longed for has arrived. Even when nothing is done to transform your life, you can see through the moment, it becomes intimate and…

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Text November 24, 2017

Living in the Moment

Allison Atwill

…light moving across the floor, and how tremendously intimate and nourishing that experience is, and that we can rely on the whole situation that we’re in to make itself. So…

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Text September 18, 2017

Iraq in the heart

John Tarrant

…hunching over, goes on reaching, unfailed, in another dimension. It shows how intimate they are, my enemies, how much like me. And now that I have seen their death, I’ll…

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