Video Library

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Video August 17, 2019

Where Impurity Meets Purity in Zhuangzi

Jon Joseph

Jon Joseph talks about delusion and awakening in Zhuangzi. The treasure house of heaven. (Some sound anomalies we are striving to correct – but wanted you to have access to the talk after Summer Sesshin. – KALPA Team)

27' 48"
Video August 15, 2019
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Video August 15, 2019

The Transformation of Things Allison Atwill

Allison Atwill

Allison talks about the ‘transformation of things’ referred to in the Zhuangzi koan where he dreamed he was a butterfly. Summer Sesshin, 2019

58' 22"
Video August 2, 2019
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Video July 31, 2019
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Video July 24, 2019
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Video July 23, 2019
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Video July 22, 2019

Zhuangzi Dreamed He was A Butterfly

John Tarrant

From Sunday July 21st Introductory talk for the 2019 Summer Sesshin

14' 30"
Video July 20, 2019

Mirror Zen – From the Kamakura Koans, Rachel Boughton Livestream

Rachel Boughton

November 26th 2018 – Livestream talk from SRCZC Mirror Zen with Rachel Boughton

55' 49"
Video July 18, 2019
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Video June 26, 2019
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Video June 18, 2019

The Bird Path – John Tarrant

John Tarrant

John Tarrant gives a talk at the 2017 Summer sesshin.

32' 21"
Video June 18, 2019
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Video June 18, 2019

Abiding Nowhere, the Heart-Mind Comes Forth

Rachel Boughton

A Zen ancestor was gathering wood and heard a line being recited that struck him. “What was that again?” he asked. “Oh, it was just something I heard up north in a temple.” So he went to study up north. January 19, 2014.

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Video June 18, 2019

I Went Out Following the Scented Grass

Allison Atwill

Sensei Allison Atwill gives a teaching on an old teaching story, a koan, handed down from more than a thousand years ago in China. Ch’ang Sha was a student of Nan Ch’uan and
he was a contemporary of many great teachers, Lin Chi and Chao Chou among them. It was the golden age of Zen Buddhism. June 29, 2012.

20' 52"
Video June 18, 2019

Be the Host

John Tarrant

John Tarrant opens Autumn sesshin with the zen koan “Be the Host.” Inviting the listener to take the position of the host, inviting all guests into the home body. Welcome them all, whether an emotional storm of sadness, joy, grief, happiness, despair or laughter. Host this! October 10, 2011.

34' 7"
Video June 18, 2019

Death Poem

David Weinstein

Roshi David Weinstein continues with the koan for Summer sesshin, “Where have you been?” “I went out following the scented grass and came back chasing the falling blossoms.” June 26, 2016.

10' 11"
Video June 18, 2019

What’s A Teaching That Lasts A Whole Lifetime?

John Tarrant

The koan of the Autumn Moon retreat is from one of the great teachers Yun Men. The student asks the teacher, “What is a teaching that will last a whole lifetime?” and the teacher responds, “Say something in response.” October 14, 2012.

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Video June 18, 2019
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