Yunmen's Good Day (BCR6)

KOAN:

The teacher said, “I’m not asking about before the full moon, come and say a word or two about after the full moon.”
He responded to his own request, “Every day is a good day.”

-Blue Cliff Record, Case 6

Text October 8, 2020

18 Gratitude, Care And Feeding Of – The Zenosaurus Course In Koans

John Tarrant

Zenosaurus Curriculum 18: Gratitude comes with a feeling of openness, shyness, vulnerability. The person who is grateful can be hurt or rejected, she is taking a risk. With gratitude, there is more at stake, life is not small. 

1913 Words
Audio September 27, 2020

Every Day Is A Good Day

David Weinstein

PZI Zen Online – David Weinstein – what about after the full moon? As recorded August 26 2020.

62' 30"
Text July 12, 2020

Class 5 Curriculum Notes: The Bright Gate Koan Types

John Tarrant

Class 5 Bright Gates. John Tarrant: Winter Proper – These are often the first koans people work with and throw themselves into. 
While they are often used as initial koans, they are not inquiry koans. 

1430 Words
Video February 19, 2020

Every Day Is a Good Day

John Tarrant

Yunmen said, “Before or after the full moon, every day is a good day!” The light of sesshin infuses us. In a “good day” the light is in you, just how it is—this is not an achievement, you are in the gift of the universe. The tenderness of the good day. Our whole lives opening to now. You can’t bully the Dao, it’s bigger than you! Not getting in the way of life. Also: Dreams, Linji’s death, and more. Video recorded in Winter Sesshin 2020.

50' 7"