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Talking to a Rock


Yunyan asked a monk what he was doing.
The monk replied, “I’ve been talking to a rock.”
Yunyan said, “Did it nod to you (indicating that it understood you)?
When the monk didn’t reply, Yunyan answered for him:
“It nodded to you before you even said anything.”

—from the Record of Yunyan Tansheng

Audio May 12, 2020

Talking to a Rock

Tess Beasley

Tess talks about Zoom fatigue and what that implies. Practice as a way of focusing attention on noticing, or ‘how things become unhidden.’ The intimacy of noticing and being noticed. As recorded April 28th, 2020.

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