The Valley Spirit Never Dies (DDJ6)


The valley spirit never dies,
it is the woman, primal mother.
Her gateway is the root of heaven and earth.
It is like a gossamer veil, barely seen.
Use it; it will never fail.

—Laozi, Daodejing Chapter 6

Audio May 12, 2022

Mother’s Day – The Valley Spirit Who Never Dies

John Tarrant

What is it like to be a mother? There are many rituals of participation with the Great Mother, the ancient Goddess. In Daoism, she is the Valley Spirit who never dies. In Chan/Zen, the Mother, the Valley Deep, brings the whole realm of feeling. Recorded on Mother’s Day, May 8th, 2022.

67' 46"