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Video June 8, 2019

Thus I Have Heard

David Weinstein

David Weinstein presents at the Great Winter Bare Bones Sesshin 2011 on “Thus I have heard,” and other Zen wisdom. January, 2011.

37' 22"
Video June 8, 2019
2' 0"
Video June 8, 2019

Predicament Koans

John Tarrant

John Tarrant Roshi leads a conversation on koans that reveal themselves through predicaments. “I might find myself imprisoned in a crypt, or hanging from a branch by my teeth. Or trapped in a job or relationship I think I cannot escape.” A lively exploration follows. July 11, 2013.

42' 52"
Video June 8, 2019

Women N Zen – Ruther Fuller Sasaki

Steven Grant

Steven Grant presents on Ruther Fuller Sasaki as part of the Women N Zen series.

29' 11"
Video June 7, 2019


John Tarrant

A talk about happiness given by John Tarrant at Pacific Zen Institute Summer Sesshin. July 2010.

22' 6"