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KALPA—Koans And Liberation Project Archive—the online Zen koan library of Pacific Zen Institute, was conceived as a way of providing a wider circle for today’s far-flung seekers to sit together, to enter the same timeless questions, and to receive the teachings. Browse selected posts as a guest, or to access the entire collection, and for downloadable audio of meditations and talks, join us as a PZI Member.

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Video August 17, 2022

Trees Made of Stars

John Tarrant

New images of infinite Galaxies from the James Webb telescope.The infinite in the microbial and the galactic. Complete Sunday session -1:19min.

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Audio August 17, 2022
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Video August 17, 2022

John Tarrant: Harmonizing With The Dao – Nothing Has to Be Wrong

John Tarrant

A guided koan meditation. Allowing the koans to have you when you work with them is that same as opening to your life. There are no steps to the Way. You are already free and there will be unexpected help on difficult paths – who knows what goes beyond us. August 7, 2022. 10 minutes

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Video August 17, 2022

Music – The Four Boundless Vows

Jordan McConnell

Jordan McConnell plays and sings the Four Boundless Vows for John Tarrant’s Sunday Session on May 22, 2022.

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Video August 17, 2022

A Great Current Carries Us

John Tarrant

You can feel happy despite your stories. The world and human life are never still—you are on the Way, carried by the great current of the Dao. Allowing koans to have you, when you work with them, is the same as opening to your life—there are no steps. You are already free, and there is unexpected help on difficult paths. Music from Jordan McConnell & Michael Wilding. Complete Sunday session recorded August 7, 2022. 81 minutes.

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