PZI Teacher Archives
A Valentine’s Day Bankei Koan Miracle
A search for the source of a Zen koan leads David Weinstein on a Valentine’s Day tour of koan history and many lineage teachers: “It’s like a murder mystery, tracing the clues, a prime suspect emerges, but then there’s a twist and it’s someone else, until finally, in the end I realize the prime suspect is me.”
Dharma Theme – Zen 2.0: John Tarrant on Zen Koans – Zenosaurus Articles 1-19
Zenosaurus: John Tarrant’s introductions and commentaries on 19 koans, from his earlier website, tarrantworks.
The Nature of Practice
Practice. The notion of practice, as something you embody, and you walk through, and you are—rather than something you add, like something added to gasoline. There’s also a sense of moving in the dark, in some way that’s positive. So that in a practice, “not knowing” is on your side.