Animal Heart Mind

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With all the crises of our time lined up, like a caravan demanding our attention, what if the moments of beauty, friendship and peace are the real, important moments? Animal koans are really about you, and the question, What is it like to have a self? Poem and haiku readings from John, Issa, William Merwynn, Walt Whitman, Christopher Smart, & PZI friends Jeanne Foster and Adam Walsh. Music from Jordan McConnell.

Summary

With all the crises of our time lined up, like a caravan demanding our attention, what if the moments of beauty, friendship and peace are the real, important moments?

What we love, we love for no good reason.

Animals give us the gifts of their living presence, and we feel the profound effect they have on our lives. Animals surprise and enlarge us. We become the animal we are seeing, and that is a primary Zen move. The way we become the world that we are part of, is a profound part of Zen.

We generally think animals are unimportant, but animals might be the important thing happening.

Animal koans are really about you, and the question, What is it like to have a self?

Readings from poets and writers Issa, William Merwynn, Walt Whitman, and Christopher Smart;

and from PZI’s John Tarrant, Jeanne Foster, Adam Walsh.

 

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