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June 15 2022

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The Storehouse of Treasures Opens by Itself

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June 16 2022

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June 26 2022

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June 26 2020

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poet Tony Hoagland

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Fayan

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Zenosaurus

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Handing Things on in the Dark

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2022 Ancestral Stories Retreat

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1999

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2020

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Dalong (Ta Lung)

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September

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poet Gerard Manley Hopkins

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flute

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Duke Zhi

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listening

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2021 Winter Sesshin

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Kanzeon

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Taking Part in the Gathering

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August 1 2021

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Koun Yamada

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October 30 2022

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January 15 2023

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February 2 2023

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Land of the Medicine Buddha

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Joan Sutherland

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Wumen

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Mount Madonna Center

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Special Program

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End of Summer Dreams

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fox

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writer Morten Schlütter

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Memorial Day

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Magical Meetings

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June 12 2022

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June 13 2022

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hearing

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June 17 2022

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August 7 2022

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December 18 2022

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2015 Fall Sesshin

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2008

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2014 Rising from Stillness Retreat

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Engakuji

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Ikkyu

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Bankei

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Yamada Koun

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love in Zen

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poet William Blake

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May 30 2021

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relationships

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June 26 2021

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The Way

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medicine

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writer David Hinton

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Dreams of Awakening

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Hakuin's Praise Song Series

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confusion

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Indigenous ways

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May 29 2022

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darkness

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resistance

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Egyptian love poem

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September 18 2022

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Zen and earth consciousness

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January 8 2023

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paradox

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January 29 2023

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Japan

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life path

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February 12 2023

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ancient trees

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poet Denise Levertov

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February 3 2023

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February 4 2023

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being born

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March 5 2023

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hospital

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Yellow Crane Pavilion

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painted crane

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poet Ocean Vuong

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Great Fish Kun

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September 28 2023

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vessel of sesshin

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student and teacher

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2013 January Retreat

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koan history

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Shambhala Sun

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2014 Fall Retreat

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painting

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2019 Summer Retreat

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purification

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Luopu

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Australia

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Vimalakirti

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Daiyu

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Swampy Cree Wishing Bone Cycle

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family

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myth

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inner life

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Bluegrass Zen

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strategies

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doing it wrong

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Sutra

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woman

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delusion

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gratitude

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time

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why?

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Changsha

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navigating Covid-19

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beloved

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creative process

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writer Lewis Hyde

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pure land

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I vow to set endless heartache to rest

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rather have nothing than something good

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risk

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evening words

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fundamental questions

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Entangling Vines

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space

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according with the Dao

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Indra's Net

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September 6 2020

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lamplight

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not getting it

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delight

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landscape

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October 20 2020

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moving in the dark

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poet Alexie Sherman

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Caterhaugh

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thanksgiving

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November 29 2020

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Journey Into Awakening

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dedication

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midnight

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alchemy

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Land of Demons

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Tortoise Mountain

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Green Glade of Meditation

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poet Seamus Heaney

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worry

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The Ink Dark Moon

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opening the heart

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rituals of love

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impossible tasks

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Sandokai

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Kuon Shihyuan

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conversation

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Wuzu

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June 23 2021

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funerals

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rakusu

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heartache

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Huineng

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living down a level

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poet John Milton

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distraction

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turning into the difficulty

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difficulty

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frustration

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Muzhou (Mujo)

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the visible and invisible companionship of animals

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Zen

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translation

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poet Santoka

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lineage

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December 5 2021

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hoofs & horns

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Boxing Day

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war

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March 20 2022

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16 Bodhisattva Vows

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clarity

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Mother Deep

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excerpt

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reading

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mysterious

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true self

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not interwoven

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Dogen

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mistakes

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front foot & back foot walking

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September 4 2022

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destruction

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Kalpa Fire

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letting go

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dark materials

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Ballad of Tam Lin

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beginnings and endings

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January 22 2023

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Part 4

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a gift

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way-seeking mind

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dark

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February 19 2023

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traveling

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poet Han Shan

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March 26 2023

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navigating change

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the red thread

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Oxherding Pictures

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writer Earthlyn Manuel

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birds

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writer Ruth Ozeki

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June 11 2023

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poet N Scott Momaday

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June 16 2023

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Buffalo Talk

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June 25 2023

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being carried

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writer Martin Amis

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Takuan Soho

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lost and found

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September 29 2023

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writer Kim Stanley Robinson

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2023 Fall Sesshin

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Angela Center

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struggle

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women & Zen

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2013 Bare Bones Retreat

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2012 Autumn Moon Retreat

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consciousness

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poverty

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politics

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soul

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Doushuai

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video still

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installation art

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me

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if you turn things around you are like the Buddha

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livestream

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Jinniu

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January

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2019 Mysterious Paths Retreat

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Sayings of Linji

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about enlightenment

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2014 October Retreat

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Saint Dorothy's Rest

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goblins

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koans for hard times

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no merit whatsoever

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Takagi Shrine

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at fault or not

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great doubt

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closing

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guitar

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emotions

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Odysseus

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confinement

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birth

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hero's journey

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koan types

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loneliness

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Miaozong

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satori

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April 5 2020

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huatou

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Prajnatara

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May 3 2020

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companionship

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spaciousness

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noticing

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it's alive!

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otherness

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calling and answering

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beauty

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solitude

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isolation

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avoidance

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May 21 2020

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stillness

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bardos

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songs

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Zen method

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societal unrest

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racist behaviors

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gardening

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unrest

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demonstrations

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buddhas

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delusive thinking

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June 14 2020

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poet Anna Akhmatova

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June 27 2020

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poet Alberto Rios

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thank you

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July 19 2020

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always I carry light and silence

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integration

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August 2 2020

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August 16 2020

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Guanyin Oracle

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August 23 2020

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call and response

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Nakagawa

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Flower Garland Sutra

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air

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fall

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August 9 2020

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what is your light?

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true world

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poet Wallace Stevens

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immersion

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ceremony

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September 27 2020

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poet Nanao Sakaki

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transparence

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Welcome to Sesshin

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mixed media

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paper

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sailing

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journals

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October 1 2020

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not for anything else

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October 3 2020

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October 2 2020

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withered tree

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Sutra Service

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ballad

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Celtic music

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Zen and music

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no rank

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poet Wordsworth

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tree poem

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faery realm

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imaginative response

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Koan Curriculum

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poet Ikkyu

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prajna

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poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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solstice

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wonder

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January 3 2021

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everything new

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primal darkness

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terra incognita

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solo

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writer Primo Levi

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brocade

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February 7 2021

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the current matter

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writer Garnette Cadogan

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Walking While Black

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Sengcan

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Xinxin Ming

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February 14 2021

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naming

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2013 Fall Sesshin

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Zenosaurus 02

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anger

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April 21 2021

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retreat experience

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Refuge Vows

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Mother's Day

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May 9 2021

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chronic pain

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June 13 2021

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fathers

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pure vows

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Father's Day

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June 24 2021

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June 25 2021

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synchronicity

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Four Noble Truths

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confidence

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poet Kay Ryan

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September 5 2021

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unicorn

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tenderness

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spells

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Inquiring Mind magazine

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shadow

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koans and the arts

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not holding back

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Carl Jung

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the unconscious

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spells for passing through danger & demons

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writer James Hillman

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poet Juan Ramón Jimenez

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animal heart-mind

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animals

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poet Christopher Smart

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poet William Merwin

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traveler

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October 3 2021

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The Little Prince

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Layman Pang & Daughter Lingzhao

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writer Peter Hershock

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Zen Greats

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mysterious tasks

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poet Shiki

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Miscellaneous Koans

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writer Red Pine

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Chan poetry

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writer David Chadwick

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interview

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February 20 2022

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journey itself is home

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Sho Sai Myo Kichijo Dharani

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February 5 2022

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Yantou

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Xuefeng

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my mind is not at rest

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February 27 2022

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saxophone

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March 6 2022

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Steve Walker Funeral

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treasures

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ancient knowledge

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April 17 2022

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Vows as Koans

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April 24 2022

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May 1 2022

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poem

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May 15 2022

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Enlightenment Series

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Zen vs Chan

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Song Dynasty

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June 5 2022

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chaos times

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Santa Sabina Center

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reaching

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vulnerability

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self-consciousness

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sharp and round

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July 10 2022

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Whitsun Wedding

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writer Philip Larkin

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July 17 2022

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poet Robert Creely

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teaching

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July 24 2022

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August 14 2022

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August 31 2022

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writer Milan Kundera

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writer Roberto Calasso

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August 28 2022

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Jizo

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summertime

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In the Palace at the Blue Cliff

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Predicament Koan 2

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September 11 2022

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Golden-Haired Lion

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emptiness of emptiness

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Predicament Koan 3

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October 6 2022

,

October 5 2022

,

writer GuoGu

,

October 24 2022

,

becoming a buddha

,

peach blossoms

,

synesthesia

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November 6 2022

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poet Tomas Transtromer

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November 28 2022

,

December 12 2022

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extinction

,

what endures?

,

a solitary boat

,

HOP Welcome

,

morning star

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January 30 2023

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Kamakura

,

a flower twirled

,

February 1 2023

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death poems

,

Xiangyan

,

finding home

,

Part 3

,

Part 1

,

February 20 2023

,

forgetting

,

trickster

,

vast emptiness

,

solitary boat

,

February 26 2023

,

Five Ranks

,

karma

,

everywhere

,

even in the piss and shit

,

unaccountable happinesses

,

great knowledge

,

poet W. H. Auden

,

not having the wrong life

,

Issan Dorsey

,

Healing Is Like Kissing

,

March 12 2023

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lack

,

coping

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dogs

,

March 18 2023

,

metaphor

,

ocean

,

Polynesia

,

gifts

,

turbulence

,

navigator Tupaia

,

great forces

,

Chateaubriand

,

teacher and student

,

a cappella

,

tiger

,

lion

,

March 27 2023

,

Indigenous practices

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shamanism

,

cave

,

death & dying

,

hospice

,

April 24 2023

,

flight

,

your light

,

April 12 2023

,

resurrection

,

cosmic mandala

,

heart opening

,

no barriers in consciousness

,

April 28 2023

,

great questions

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thoughts & feelings

,

May 7 2023

,

moving

,

Hawai'i

,

unexpected help

,

trusting in the Dao

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shelter

,

May 14 2023

,

uniting

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May 21 2023

,

tourist

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January 31 2021

,

May 29 2023

,

time-being

,

Book of Form & Emptiness

,

writing

,

racism

,

Kyoto

,

May 28 2023

,

June 4 2023

,

translucence

,

Yaoshan

,

oxherding

,

just here

,

anguish

,

staying

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Fox Koan

,

June 17 2023

,

July 2 2023

,

Titans

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sunkenness

,

Titanic

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surrender

,

stone

,

diving

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animal teachers

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June 14 2023

,

June 13 2023

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fishing

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June 15 2023

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mysterious devices

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Record of Dongshan

,

October 18 2020

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fairytale

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writer Pico Iyer

,

Make Yourself a Raft Series

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July 16 2023

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community

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tradition

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inquiry

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August 7 2023

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lazy

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August 20 2023

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burden

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September 3 2023

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September 11 2023

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September 17 2023

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September 27 2023

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danger

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takuan-daikon pickles

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September 24 2023

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attention

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Beauty and the Beast

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Belinda and the Monster

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Hawai'ian myth

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King Kamehameha

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Naha Stone

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October 8 2023

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October 15 2023

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troubled times

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poet Stanley Kunitz

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flavors of life

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sorrows of the world

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Achilles

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Hector

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poet Louise Gluck

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refusal

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swimming

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Budai

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King Priam

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Iliad

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poet W. S. Merwin

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forgetting and remembering

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cycles

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always changing

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October 27 2023

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Bright virtue

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October 28 2023

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Poet - Paul Celan

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autumn

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writer Oliver Sacks

,

golden wind

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mind is an artist

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eternal

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October 30 2023

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Pico Iyer

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Big questions

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October 29 2023

,

Sunday Zen

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November 12 2023

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Paradise Lost

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Poet Robert Haas

,

helping others

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coming and going

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November 15.2023

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Sci-fi

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climate wars

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Standing at the Blue Cliff

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Q & A

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work

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self nature

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culture

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privacy

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lists

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writer Ruth Fuller Sasaki

,

2015 January Sesshin

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problems

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decisions

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decision making

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curiosity

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meeting a face from long ago

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self-deception

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puppets

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waiting

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Lama Yeshe

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depression

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2013 Santa Sabina Retreat

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Cloud Gate

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slideshow

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2013 July Retreat

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2016 Fall Sesshin

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Chogyam Trungpa

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spirit

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essays

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2006

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1998

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1998 Winter Sesshin Teisho

,

Baizhang's Fox

,

journaling

,

sculpture

,

walking meditation

,

paths

,

mantras

,

October 2018

,

scented grass

,

wuwei

,

John Tarrant

,

David Weinstein

,

Jon Joseph

,

Daoism & Zen

,

Monday Night Talk

,

Robert Aitken

,

2014 Golden Wind Retreat

,

Maitreya

,

Stop the War

,

who is hearing?

,

who are we together?

,

lead off batter

,

Sambhogakaya

,

koan categories

,

moonlike beauty

,

November 2019

,

Jesse Cardin

,

Gateless Gate

,

March 2020

,

quarantine

,

smallest things

,

neighbors

,

our times

,

April 1 2020

,

April 7 2020

,

April 12 2020

,

April 2 2020

,

gestational time

,

April 17 2020

,

April 9 2020

,

April 13 2020

,

South Mountain

,

April 19 2020

,

disruption

,

denial

,

departure

,

Issa's Story

,

April 26 2020

,

April 24 2020

,

partner

,

illumination

,

female

,

Miaozong's Dharma Interview

,

Zen nun

,

dragons

,

grace

,

unexpected questions

,

April 27 2020

,

Earth Day

,

environmental

,

April 30 2020

,

connectivity and stillness

,

Yao Mountain

,

Seung Sahn

,

emptiness and form

,

magic

,

May 10 2020

,

Ritchie Domingue

,

Amaryllis Fletcher

,

May 5 2020

,

April 28 2020

,

awareness

,

Zoom fatigue

,

sadness

,

May 7 2020

,

May 12 2020

,

protective response

,

psychic immune system

,

dregs of life

,

May 13 2020

,

May 11 2020

,

May 15 2020

,

separation vs saturation

,

dualism

,

Lindworm Tale

,

Master Crag

,

belonging

,

no-gate gateway

,

May 14 2020

,

where are you coming from?

,

May 18 2020

,

May 19 2020

,

wanting

,

May 20 2020

,

love & trust

,

Ekai

,

Mumon

,

movement

,

6th Ancestor

,

May 22 2020

,

musician David Byrne

,

May 25 2020

,

step by step

,

stories

,

pilgrim

,

May 24 2020

,

May 6 2020

,

liberation

,

opposition

,

stinginess

,

scarcity

,

May 26 2020

,

May 31 2020

,

from the very beginning

,

nothing has been withheld

,

measuring

,

June 1 2020

,

dilemna

,

distress

,

civil unrest

,

June 4 2020

,

only a dream

,

improv

,

fun

,

creating a me

,

good vs bad

,

do the opposite

,

police

,

poet Neruda

,

ideas

,

what remains?

,

discomfort

,

destabilizing

,

no fixed position

,

protests

,

interconnectedness

,

off course

,

Juneteenth

,

June 21 2020

,

border

,

disembodied

,

poet Jusef Kaminyaka

,

July 5 2020

,

writer Dostoevsky

,

faults

,

poem - The Dangerous Shirt

,

July 28 2020

,

crack gardening

,

small treasures

,

Mistress District Fan

,

poet Tabor

,

poet Takahashi

,

well

,

the wind blows hard through the pines

,

July 26 2020

,

shunyata and emptiness

,

things are not as they seem

,

nor are they otherwise

,

July 7 2020

,

July 15 2020

,

counting

,

Lankavatara Sutra

,

projection

,

waking

,

Momiyo

,

a well undug

,

July 16 2020

,

two heaps of ashes

,

nothing to hide

,

orange blossoms

,

nothing to rely on

,

I won't say

,

Kamakura Zendo

,

June 25 2020

,

out of nowhere

,

no trace

,

Buma Devi

,

strawberry parable

,

2014 Summer Sesshin

,

what am I?

,

embodying koans

,

milkmaid

,

pathos

,

July 11 2013

,

Sutra of Endless Life

,

shaggy-dog koans

,

poet Nazim Hikmet

,

poet Lucille Clifton

,

poet Chana Bloch

,

KALPA FAQs

,

searching

,

lamps

,

breath

,

August 30 2020

,

lamp

,

visual

,

direct realization

,

Yakong

,

Green Mountain

,

hiding the loot in your pocket

,

outside the teaching

,

boat of compassion

,

elements

,

September 13 2020

,

Harada

,

great change

,

one finger Zen

,

Heavenly Dragon

,

poet Bai Juyi

,

poet Meng Haoran

,

story of koto player

,

Ruth Bader Ginsberg

,

August 26 2020

,

poet Marie Howe

,

lightness

,

collage

,

ink

,

ink on paper

,

blessings

,

Heads of Practice

,

chasing

,

relaxing

,

October 4 2020

,

October 1-4 2020

,

joy on the roads

,

Four Green Fields

,

October 6 2020

,

October 12 2020

,

Tang Dynasty

,

Miriam's Waltz

,

October 19 2020

,

unlooked-for help

,

no-self

,

painter David Hockney

,

poet Pablo Neruda

,

Golden-Crowned Sparrow

,

hidden in plain sight

,

October 2020

,

Jingqing

,

take the backward step

,

October 27 2020

,

October 25 2020

,

ghosts

,

Ghost River

,

courage

,

legend

,

faeryland

,

On the Banks of the Ghost River

,

Halloween

,

commentaries

,

November 8 2020

,

post election

,

wild places

,

losing everything

,

comments

,

experience

,

November 30 2020

,

leftovers

,

increments

,

Jim Harrison

,

meditation as art

,

poem - Searching for the Dharma

,

poet Shu Yin

,

December 13 2020

,

modesty

,

poet Margaret Atwood

,

December 20 2020

,

poet Mary Oliver

,

poet Robert Frost

,

poet Wendell Berry

,

Vasilisa the Brave

,

Christmas Eve

,

ceasefire

,

December 27 2020

,

silent night

,

winter tale

,

shared suffering

,

poet Muriel Rukeyser

,

thanks

,

January 24 2021

,

painter Vermeer

,

moments

,

cuckoo

,

poet Adrienne Rich

,

poet Jack Gilbert

,

poet Tom McGrath

,

the purpose of your life

,

finding your own path

,

February 1 2021

,

doing the impossible

,

trust in your light

,

poet Yousef Koumenyaka

,

poet Onono Kamachi

,

poet Izumi Shubikkyu

,

where is love in Zen?

,

karmic burden

,

poet Raymond Carver

,

sorrow

,

world appearing from silence

,

form and emptiness

,

Winter Solstice

,

September 14 2020

,

stuck

,

Mystery School

,

Zenosaurus 01

,

Zenosaurus 03

,

Zenosaurus 04

,

Zenosaurus 05

,

Zenosaurus 06

,

Zenosaurus 08

,

Zenosaurus 14

,

Zenosaurus 18

,

Zenosaurus 09

,

Zenosaurus 07

,

Zenosaurus 10

,

Zenosaurus 11

,

Zenosaurus 12

,

Zenosaurus 15

,

Zenosaurus 17

,

Zenosaurus 16

,

Zenosaurus 13

,

Ramana Maharshi

,

poet Lee Yan Lee

,

March 14 2020

,

open heart

,

Spring Equinox Return from the Dark

,

poet William Carlos Williams

,

April 4 2021

,

Shakyamuni

,

direct encounter

,

Mara

,

obstructions

,

contradiction

,

losing things

,

following

,

March 22 2021

,

April Fools

,

weeds

,

herbs

,

8th Oxherding Picture

,

Changqin

,

composer John Cage

,

question mark

,

May 2 2021

,

musician Bob Marley

,

scented grasses

,

Blue Cliff

,

mother

,

poet Billy Collins

,

benevolence and filial piety

,

mind flows

,

poet Les Murray

,

poet Barbara Hamby

,

alembic

,

May 16 2021

,

May 23 2021

,

thresholds

,

The Blue Cliff Record

,

Dragons of the Blue Cliff

,

June 7 2021

,

Part 1 Vows as Koans

,

June 20 2021

,

June 21 2021

,

Part 2 Vows as Koans

,

June 14 2021

,

January 2019

,

July 11 2021

,

Robert Hopke's Synchronicity

,

song – Oh What a Beautiful City

,

June 22 2021

,

David Parks

,

Great Masters of the Blue Cliff

,

manifestation

,

2017 Open Mind Retreat

,

March 2017

,

special

,

August 2 2021

,

return

,

August 8 2021

,

stopping

,

August 15 2021

,

changing places with the night sky

,

August 29 2021

,

family of all living creatures

,

August 22 2021

,

following trackless paths

,

July 25 2021

,

Danxia

,

2004

,

little me

,

Dhammapada

,

resentment

,

bitterness

,

desire

,

the nature of mind

,

poet T.S. Eliot

,

spaceship

,

placebo

,

September 11 2021

,

writer Joseph Conrad

,

poet Coleridge

,

entanglement

,

2005

,

thusness

,

Tricycle magazine

,

First Noble Truth

,

social media

,

epiphanies

,

Bodhisattva Way

,

involuntary process

,

The Red Book

,

money

,

equanimity

,

flirting

,

embarrassment

,

pentimento

,

poet John Keats

,

Dharani

,

June 2021

,

molasses jacket

,

writer Alberto Rios

,

Blood Soul

,

September 26 2021

,

writer Dante

,

Dante's Inferno

,

art of meditation

,

October 10 2021

,

October 17 2021

,

writer Saint Exupery

,

Pang family

,

zero

,

poem - Yellow Crane Pavilion

,

The Hermitage Among Them

,

drenched

,

your awakening

,

November 1 2021

,

Buddhism & AI

,

writer Thomas Kirchner

,

Record of Linji

,

November 21 2021

,

worst horse

,

Ananda

,

four kinds of horses

,

November 28 2021

,

giving

,

nourishment

,

writing songs

,

November 29 2021

,

San Mateo Zen

,

mirrors

,

PZI Talk Live

,

December 20 2021

,

December 26 2021

,

December 19 2021

,

Part 1 January 9 2022

,

January 16 2022

,

January 24 2022

,

January 23 2022

,

January 27 2022

,

Oakland Zen

,

art process

,

January 30 2022

,

Chan roots

,

John Tarrant articles

,

Lonnie Rankin

,

miscellaneous

,

Michael Hofmann

,

podcast

,

Hakuin's Praise Song for Meditation

,

January 2022

,

Yongjia's Song of Enlightenment

,

February 2022

,

February 13 2022

,

chant against danger and demons

,

February 4 2022

,

February 2 2022

,

my heart is not at rest

,

snow

,

busy mind

,

Opening Ceremony

,

February 1 2022

,

Winter Silence Moonlight Snow

,

writer Ferlinghetti

,

the changing light

,

March 13 2022

,

PZI Sutras

,

March 12 2022

,

Dante

,

Lingyun

,

February 28 2022

,

lost cities

,

March 27 2022

,

secret affinities

,

writer Peter Coyote

,

March 28 2022

,

amnesty

,

October 1 2020

,

June 28 2020

,

musician Leonard Cohen

,

January 17 2021

,

January 16 2021

,

Susan Murphy

,

Upside-Down Zen

,

Gina Fiedel

,

poet Derek Wolcott

,

poet Marianne Moore

,

the soul in Zen

,

the owl and the bell

,

physician

,

healer

,

May 8 2022

,

Isis

,

motherhood

,

great mother

,

April 27 2021

,

Bodhisattva Vow

,

Torei Zenji

,

moonlight

,

in your life

,

translating

,

May 22 2022

,

Puhua

,

expression

,

transformative

,

release

,

Juzhi (Judi)

,

bearing it

,

bears

,

mirror

,

being stuck

,

June 27 2022

,

search

,

Tarrantworks

,

curriculum

,

koanville

,

Morning Talk

,

being in the life you have

,

crimes wiped away

,

zazen

,

respect

,

circle

,

exercise

,

presence

,

possibilities

,

universe pouring through

,

exhaustion

,

Decheng

,

waking up together

,

dread

,

full feeling

,

disturbance

,

the path

,

bright & dark

,

dark forces

,

July 3 2022

,

duality

,

Daiwu

,

galaxies

,

September 26 2022

,

end of the universe

,

September 25 2022

,

October 4-9 2022

,

Door After Door Opening Inside

,

Jianyuan

,

All Hallows Eve

,

making a self

,

Nanyue

,

writer Gerald Murnane

,

writer Jeffrey Mishlove

,

poet

,

June 2022

,

The Great Way

,

poet George Bilgere

,

Prajnaparamita

,

I Ching

,

Crag Called Empty One

,

silent illumination

,

December 4 2022

,

nameless

,

trusting the silence

,

remembering

,

April 8 2021

,

December 3 2022

,

story

,

koan story

,

published

,

Maralung

,

Part 2

,

research on koan history

,

blocked

,

spiral path

,

tok!

,

field of knowledge

,

coming into light

,

The Gift

,

Genjokoan

,

gift economy

,

February 5 2023

,

scorn

,

getting it wrong

,

getting lost

,

hermits

,

sudden awakening

,

song man

,

doughnuts

,

lay people

,

mountain poems

,

Iron Cliffs

,

Silver Mountains

,

wildness

,

wild

,

dog

,

anxiety

,

delusive wisdom

,

Little Prince

,

panic

,

Daishin

,

faith

,

effort

,

nothing to do

,

Ku'ling legend

,

Socrates

,

touch

,

nearness

,

July 18 2021

,

gate

,

dolphin

,

goose

,

Tyger

,

elephant

,

buffalo

,

donkey

,

monkey

,

ox

,

butterfly

,

folk medicine

,

plant medicine

,

Loch Ness Monster

,

Blue Dragon

,

July 21 2019

,

creatures

,

The Mother Deep

,

The Valley Spirit

,

dark enigma

,

dark feminine

,

true person

,

blockhead

,

solitary brightness

,

be the host

,

no barriers

,

being curious

,

what is it?

,

poet Buson

,

including

,

poet Jane Kenyon

,

body

,

adrift

,

Hell

,

crisis

,

exile

,

initiation

,

burning house

,

homeless

,

grass hut

,

leaving home

,

last words

,

great matter

,

Heraclitus

,

Dasui

,

passion

,

ink drawings

,

artwork

,

Great Silence at the Beginning: Homecoming Kama’aina

,

child of the land

,

not doing

,

gathering

,

Byron Katie

,

writer Stephen Mitchell

,

book discussion

,

The Mind at Home

,

June 19 2023

,

leaving

,

Dharmakaya

,

body of reality

,

great silence

,

June 12 2023

,

fox life

,

intractability

,

Creatures of the Summer Dawn

,

the absolute

,

Dog Koan

,

Fox Roshi

,

dumbling

,

simple son

,

Golden Bird

,

writer Mark Dotey

,

July 9 2023

,

Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales

,

live in person

,

mountain

,

lake

,

stream

,

valley

,

field

,

Emperor Wu

,

October 7 2022

,

Westlin' Winds

,

regret

,

I don't know

,

forest

,

response

,

river

,

July 23 2023

,

helplessness

,

Bodhisattva Vows

,

sacrifice

,

feeling the time

,

sheet music

,

white ox

,

here-ness

,

poet Gerald Stern

,

being on the path

,

poet Gbenga Adesina

,

August 27 2023

,

August Series

,

writer Frank Ostaseski

,

Lazy Summer Afternoons

,

resting

,

writer Italo Calvino

,

pickles

,

mirror neurons

,

everything is true

,

fish

,

Gifts of the Far Ocean

,

2013 Summer Sesshin

,

trusting the field

,

October 1 2023

,

seasons

,

2014 Bare Bones Retreat

,

mercy

,

Jiufeng

,

one strip of white silk

,

olive tree

,

gift cycles

,

guitar solos

,

daikon pickles

,

2023

,

September 26 2023

,

Closing Night

,

September 27–30 2023

,

in the river

,

Sunday Talk

,

navigation

,

inclusion

,

rules

,

hard to see

,

Vipassana

,

insight meditation

,

mindfulness