Step by Step in the Dark (MK72)

KOAN:

Step by step in the dark
If my foot’s not wet,
I found the stone

—The PZI Miscellaneous Koans, Case 72 (Soyen Shaku, or Santoka)

Audio July 15, 2021

Summer Dreams – Maitreya’s Place

John Tarrant

Summer is a time of dreams. Dreams, summertime, and koans have a lot in common. It is a time of permeability, to feel your way. Things that come out of the depths are what will get us through, but we can also have a strange resistance to them! The imagination is the bridge to the new. John shares Yangshan’s dream koan of being asked to teach from the third seat.

72' 8"
Audio November 14, 2019
54' 53"