What Is Most Urgent for Me?

KOAN:

Question: Teacher, what is most urgent for me?
Answer: The very you that is afraid you do not know.

—Yunmen, from the Record of the Yunmen (Gate of the Clouds)

Video June 2, 2022

The Release in Turning Toward What Is Most Difficult

Tess Beasley

Tess Beasley talks about what it is like to turn toward pain, of whatever manifestation; physical, emotional, collective. What comes of turning toward it? A musician’s transportive journey out of the pain and loss of COVID lockdown time. 7 minutes, May 29, 2022.

7' 31"
Audio June 1, 2022

What Is Most Urgent for Me? What Should I Do?

Tess Beasley

What next? I am up against it. How can I do what is needed or know which direction to go? The direction is inward. A turning toward everything inside the self is required. Like the Buddha—his urgency amplified his situation. Facing pain, loss, injury, or grief, we want direct and appropriate action to release us. The only way forward is toward the inner world. Tess Beasley Sensei’s Sunday Talk on May 29, 2022.

27' 37"
Video June 1, 2022
1' 30"
Video June 1, 2022

What Is Most Urgent for Me? with Tess Beasley

Tess Beasley

Tess Beasley talks about what it means to turn toward pain and loss by embracing uncertainty. Memorial Day 2022. 5 minutes.

5' 20"