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Video February 14, 2024

Zen Luminaries: A Fire Runs Through All Things – Jon Joseph in Conversation with Filmmaker, Writer & Zen Teacher Susan Murphy

Jon Joseph

Writer, filmmaker, and Zen teacher Susan Murphy joins host Jon Joseph to talk about koans for facing the climate crisis. About her recent book, John Tarrant writes: “As in a fairy tale, we have the impossible task of saving the earth. We know there are sensible things that are good to do but we must also do what we haven’t thought of—seeing our lives and the earth with fresh eyes.”

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Video January 16, 2023

Great Silence at the Beginning: It’s Everywhere

Jesse Cardin

If awakening could come from anywhere, how would that change things for you? Wherever you are, even in the places you are certain the silence is NOT, it is there, enfolding you. Even at Walmart with a toddler, in a flood, or at the doctor’s office—it is there, blooming. From a January Sunday Zen session on January 15, 2023. 10 minutes.

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Video July 12, 2022

What’s Possible if I’m Not Making a Me

Tess Beasley

Tess talks about how koans ferret out our strategies for making a me, from a dharma talk in Summer Sesshin, June 15, 2022. 2 minutes.

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Video July 12, 2022

What Is It To Be YOU?

John Tarrant

Look, right now! Do you notice? John Tarrant gives inquiry koans on the first day of Summer Sesshin. Recorded on June 14, 2022. 2 minutes.

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