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Text November 15, 2017

The Moon Sets at Midnight

John Tarrant

…teacher replies, “The moon sets at midnight. I walk alone through the town.” This teacher was called Shoushan and the story is from The Book of Serenity. Human beings are…

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Text October 8, 2020

6 The Moon Sets At Midnight – The Zenosaurus Course In Koans

John Tarrant

6 The Moon Sets At Midnight – The Zenosaurus Course In Koans Walls Falling Down at Midnight Rostov felt both frightened and elated to be riding alone with three hussars…

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Misc December 17, 2017

Coral Moon

Allison Atwill

Allison Atwill, “Coral Moon,” 2013. Acrylic on birch panel with silver leaf, 30″ x 40″. A student asked Baling, “What is the sharpest sword?” Baling said, “Each branch of coral…


Dharma Theme September 13, 2020

Dharma Theme: Guanyin In the Pavilion Under the August Moon

Allison Atwill, Michelle Riddle, Sarah Bender, Tess Beasley

…Moment of Life with Michelle Riddle Sensei Water: AUDIO: Guanyin’s Watery Nature with Tess Beasley Sensei AUDIO EXCERPT: Water Moon Guanyin with Tess Beasley Sensei Air: AUDIO: Guanyin’s Breath –…

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Sutra Book & Ceremonies October 29, 2021

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

PZI Cantor & Musicians

moon is reflected in many waters; all the water-moons are from the one moon. The dharma body of all buddhas has entered my own nature, and my nature becomes one…

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Misc November 27, 2017
Text October 13, 2011

Moonlight on the Path

John Tarrant

…and I had to sort of plan my strategy, and if I didn’t get breaks I would… [end of track, incomplete] 2011 Hunter’s Moon Sesshin October 13 John Tarrant  …

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Text September 17, 2019

Dongshan’s Five Ranks: Poem 1

John Tarrant

moon are so congenial, and although the moon hasn’t risen yet, we know it’s about to rise, or it might rise, and so you have a koan that encompasses all…

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Article September 17, 2021

Carl Jung’s Red Book

John Tarrant

…be on the moon, or she dreamt it, but she wasn’t on the moon.” And he looked at me earnestly and said, “Yes, she was on the moon.” I still…

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Text September 8, 2022

The Great Collaborators of the Blue Cliff Record

John Tarrant

moon reflects the white flowers, says Yuanwu, and white flowers reflect the bright moon. At this moment, tell me what realm is this? I think there’s a lot of stuff…

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Text September 1, 2020

How Many Times Have I Gone There for You?

John Tarrant

…feeling?” And it goes down to the bottom of the universe. “How are you?” And Ma said, “Sun-faced Buddha, moon-faced Buddha.” “Sun-faced Buddha, moon-faced Buddha.” Yesterday I was feeling pretty…

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Text September 18, 2020
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Text May 15, 2021

Every Day Is a Good Day

John Tarrant

…this you’ll shine outward in old age. The moon will think you are the moon. Thank you very much. —John Tarrant Winter Sesshin 2020 Listen to Audio of this Talk…

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Audio February 17, 2021

The Ink Dark Moon: What Is It To Meet Things?

Tess Beasley

Tess Beasley asks, “What is it to meet things?” as she introduces The Ink Dark Moon – stories on Meetings, Love, and Zen. Love brings something forth in us. We…

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Text April 21, 2020

Çaoshan’s Dharma Body

Sarah Bender

…52) Caoshan asked elder monk De, “The Buddha’s true essential body is like space. It responds to things, manifesting its forms the way the moon appears in the water. How…

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Text November 13, 2019

Dongshan’s Five Ranks: Poem 5

John Tarrant

…by the fire. We watch the moon fall. Other times she’ll get up and pay attention, but when she’s meditating she doesn’t. She just sits there and watches. So she’s…

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Audio February 17, 2021

The Ink Dark Moon: Love Is the Mess of the World

Michelle Riddle

Our Q’s & A’s of love and Zen, from The Ink Dark Moon Sunday session. In Zen nothing is excluded. Turning toward everything, even what doesn’t fit with our description…

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Audio February 17, 2021

The Ink Dark Moon: Calling Myself Beloved

Allison Atwill

…have like Deshan and his commentaries. We want to be included, “to feel beloved on earth.” Where is love in Zen? Included! Audio excerpt from The Ink Dark Moon. As…

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Audio September 10, 2020

Audio Excerpt: Water Moon Guanyin with Tess Beasley

Tess Beasley

Audio excerpt from Guanyin in the Pavilion Under the August Moon. Tess Beasley Sensei and the winged pavilion of summer. The various ways compassion can manifest. Water offers compassion at…

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Poem February 26, 2021

The Names and Shapes of Things

John Tarrant

…Under the new moon, I stepped out over still warm flagstones and onto the path between the persimmon and the raspberries… Bare feet in the dark, grass scratching, leaves rustling,…

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Video July 11, 2017

Each Branch of Coral Holds Up The Moon

John Tarrant

…the sword which will cut even the finest piece of hair in two?” The response to the question is, “Each branch of coral holds up the moon.” February 22, 2013….

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Audio August 24, 2020
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Text October 8, 2020

18 Gratitude, Care And Feeding Of – The Zenosaurus Course In Koans

John Tarrant

18 Gratitude, Care And Feeding Of – The Zenosaurus Course In Koans Let’s start with a koan The teacher said, “I’m not asking about before the full moon, say a…

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Text September 20, 2022
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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 7, 2020
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Audio August 12, 2020
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Audio August 16, 2020
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Audio September 3, 2020
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Audio February 1, 2021
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