Talking to a Rock

KOAN:

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

Audio May 12, 2020

‘Talking to a Rock’

Tess Beasley

Audio: PZI Zen online Tess talks a bit on zoom fatigue and what that implies .Practice as a way of focusing attention – on noticing – noticia or ‘how things become unhidden’. The intimacy of noticing and being noticed. As recorded April 28th.

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