Following the Scent of flowers (BCR36)

KOAN:

One day Ch’ ang Sha went wandering in th emountains. Upon returning, when he got to the gate, the head monk asked, ‘Where are you coming from, Master?’
Sha said, ‘From wandering in the mountains,’
The head monk asked, ‘Where did you go?’
Sha said, ‘First I went pursuing the fragrant grasses, then I returned following the falling flowers.’
The head monk said. ‘How very much like the sense of springtime.’
Sha said, ‘It even surpasses the autumn dew dripping on the lotuses.’

Audio May 7, 2021
6' 19"
Audio May 7, 2021

Free & Easy Wandering: Following the Scent of Grass

John Tarrant

John Tarrant begins with a wild Daoist story from the Zhuangzi, about a giant fish named Kun. The freedom is in your own breast and the koan path opens the way. Includes meditation segments, music from Michael Wilding, vows from Jordan McConnell & Amaryllis Fletcher, Cantor. PZI Zen Online. As recorded May 2, 2021.

73' 39"
Audio May 3, 2020

Following the Scent of Flowers

John Tarrant

Audio: John Tarrant reminds us to enjoy the moment of “now” just as it is. There is empathy and delight even in dark days. The dark feminine endures, there is a spaciousness and transparency in all situations. The Way is open and does not depend on “me.” As recorded, with music from Jordan McConnell and Amaryllis Fletcher, on May 3 2020. PZI Zen Online.

94' 42"