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Sixteen Bodhisattvas Take a Bath (BCR78)


In the old days there were sixteen bodhisattvas. When it was time to bathe they got into the bath together. Suddenly they realized the cause of water and said,“This subtle touch releases the brightness. We have become the sons and daughters of the Buddha.”

—Blue Cliff Record Case 78

(transl. by John Tarrant & Joan Sutherland)

Audio December 3, 2019

Hosting the Life You Have

John Tarrant

“We’d give anything for the life we have,” says poet Tony Hoagland. Take the role of host wherever you are; no special undertakings are necessary. From Summer Sesshin. As recorded June 13 2016.

49' 36"