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Yunmen’s Medicine and Sickness Cure Each Other (BCR87)
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Yunmen said to the assembly, “Medicine and sickness cure each other.
The whole earth is medicine. What is the self?”
—Blue Cliff Record Case 87
(transl. by John Tarrant & Joan Sutherland)
We’ve Never Lacked for Salt & Sauce
The salt and sauce is the invisible component of practice, of life, the place where we are held when disaster strikes or you find yourself at the Mad Hatter’s tea party. You might not need what you think you do to get by. We can be at peace in the midst of the madness of events—this is our main work in Zen. Complete Sunday Zen session from March 12, 2023.
Mowing the Grasses – April First Wise Foolishness
David Parks Roshi of Blue Grass Zen in Kentucky enters spring with mowing the grasses and contemplating the weeds. PZI Zen Online. Dharma talk as recorded April 1, 2021.
Sickness Heals Medicine
PZI Zen Online session recorded May 6th, 2020.
The Whole World Is Medicine
Jon welcomes far flung participants on Zoom, and remembers the original Earth Day walks and festivities. Teachers and others comment on the vast implications of Yunmen’s koan. Recorded on April 27th, 2020.
How Is It That Sickness & Medicine Heal Each Other?
The dark things shine as brightly as the bright light—we don’t need health to shine.
Spirit of Love, Joy & Play in Koans
John Tarrant gives a talk during Summer Retreat: July 14, 2014.