A student asked Jiashan, “What is Jiashan’s state of mind?”
Jiashan answered, “Monkeys, clasping their young to their breasts, return beyond the green peaks: a bird with a flower in its beak alights before the blue grotto.”
—Entangling Vines, Case 99
A guided meditation with John Tarrant. The koan for this meditation was translated by John Tarrant & Joan Sutherland: “What is Jiashan’s state of mind?” 20 minutes as recorded May 9, 2021.
A Mothers’ Day salute to the great mother in all her forms, the Valley Spirit—and to our own mysterious mothers. Wandering free and easy, without judgments or interruptions, the space inside everything is a kind of light that gradually becomes visible. PZI Zen Online. Includes music for meditation from Jordan McConnell. As recorded: 23 minutes, May 9, 2021.