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Video February 14, 2023

Zen Luminaries: A Flower Twirled – Jon Joseph in Conversation with David Weinstein & Ruben Habito

David Weinstein, Jon Joseph

Zen Luminary Ruben Habito, a former Jesuit priest, studied Zen in Kamakura with Koun Yamada and there met David Weinstein and Jon Joseph. The three reminisce about their zendo time and the warm, welcoming teacher they found in Yamada. January 30, 2023.

90' 31"
Video August 17, 2022

A Great Current Carries Us

John Tarrant

You can feel happy despite your stories. The world and human life are never still—you are on the Way, carried by the great current of the Dao. Allowing koans to have you, when you work with them, is the same as opening to your life—there are no steps. You are already free, and there is unexpected help on difficult paths. Music from Jordan McConnell & Michael Wilding. Complete Sunday session recorded August 7, 2022. 81 minutes.

81' 23"
Video August 10, 2022

A Great Current Carries Us

You can feel happy despite your stories. The world and human life are never still—you are on the Way, carried by the great current of the Dao. Allowing koans to have you, when you work with them, is the same as opening to your life—there are no steps. You are already free, and there is unexpected help on difficult paths. Music from Jordan McConnell & Michael Wilding. Complete Sunday session recorded August 7, 2022. 81 minutes.

81' 23"
Video July 12, 2022

Noticing the Blessed Quality of All Life

John Tarrant

When we have a practice, we feel the tenderness and respect for life that belong to zazen. Recorded during Summer Sesshin on June 14th, 2022. 2 minutes.

1' 42"
Video June 18, 2022

Points of Practice: Getting Stuck, Getting Free

John Tarrant

In our Zen practice, there comes a time when you can feel stuck. John Tarrant talks about how to navigate this. Recorded June 12, 2022. 3-minute video.

3' 0"
Video January 20, 2018

The Nature of Practice

John Tarrant

John Tarrant gives a talk at the 2016 Summer retreat.

60' 46"