Amnesty (BCR24)

KOAN:

The dog arrives with the amnesty in its mouth—
and what about when the ocean is calm, the river is clear?

—Yuanwu

(Verse commentary on Blue Cliff Record Case 24)

Audio April 19, 2022

A Morning of Amnesty

John Tarrant

We abide in the inexplicable amnesty of hereness. Amnesty is also a metaphor for awakening. You allow your awakening to go all the way through. And you can be free, then caught, then free again. Recorded April 17, 2022. Music from Michael Wilding. Todd Geist sings vows.

60' 59"