PZI Teacher Archives

Sickness and Medicine (BCR87)

KOAN:

Sickness and medicine are in accord with each other.
The whole world is medicine.
What am I?

—Blue Cliff Record Case 87 (PZI version)

See also: Yunmen’s Medicine and Sickness Cure Each Other,
transl. by John Tarrant & Joan Sutherland

Video April 1, 2023

Sickness & Medicine – Deep Listening

John Tarrant

It’s all medicine, really. Everything has Buddha nature, beauty and value. Healing is the big point of view. So the point is not to panic when the big moments come. If you can move out of your own point of view it becomes clearer. Complete Sunday Zen session from March 5, 2023.

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Video March 23, 2023

Sickness & Medicine: Healing Is Like Kissing – A Poem

John Tarrant

It’s all medicine, really. Everything has Buddha nature, beauty and value. Healing is the big point of view. John Tarrant reads his poem, Healing Is Like Kissing, written for the dedication of an integrative medicine center. From Sunday Zen on March 5, 2023.

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