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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

Video July 14, 2022

Trusting Your Moves

Tess Beasley

Things talk to us and the right moves appear, and then we doubt them! From a talk in Summer Sesshin on June 15, 2022. 6 minutes.

6' 29"
Video July 12, 2022

Talking to a Rock

Tess Beasley

Rocks come to everyone’s aid at a gathering, bringing enchantment and connection. From a talk in Summer Sesshin, June 15, 2022. 5 minutes.

5' 6"