Dongshan’s Jewel Mirror Samadhi (BCR13)

KOAN:

The teaching of suchness, intimately given by the buddhas and ancestors—
now that it’s yours, keep it well.

A silver bowl filled with snow,
a white heron hidden in the moonlight—

Apart, they seem similar; together, they’re different.

The clear-sighted person falls into a well.

What is the sword so sharp it cuts a hair blown against it?

Each branch of coral holds up the moon.

—The Blue Cliff Record, Case 13

Audio December 9, 2021

Dreams of Awakening: Our Dark Fairytale Dreams Are It Too

Allison Atwill

Allison Atwill tells of a dream, and shares insights on the importance of dreaming dark dreams, our own awakening in that particular form. The universe crafts dreams perfectly—personal fairytales and myths that are just for us, for our own awakenings. An excerpt of the longer Sunday session on December 5, 2021, with John Tarrant & Friends. 7 minutes.

6' 40"