Yunyan Asks Daowu About Hands and Eyes (BCR89)

KOAN:

Yunyan asked Daowu, “How does the bodhisattva of great compassion use all those hands
and eyes?”
Daowu answered, “It’s like feeling behind you for a pillow in the middle of the night.”
“I understand.”
“What do you understand?”
“The whole body is hands and eyes.”
“That’s very well expressed, but it only says 80%.”
“What would you say, older brother?”
“All through the body are hands and eyes.”

– Blue Cliff Record, Case 89

Audio November 14, 2019

Hands & Eyes – Book of Serenity

John Tarrant

Hands & Eyes – The Elegant Path of the Book of Serenity. John Tarrant, as recorded Fall Sesshin 2019.

35' 15"
Video February 3, 2019
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Video February 3, 2019
34' 14"
Misc December 17, 2017

Hands and Eyes

Allison Atwill

Allison Atwill, “Hands and Eyes,” 2008. Acrylic on birch panel with gold leaf, 18″ x 24″.

Audio November 27, 2017
60' 22"
Video July 11, 2017

A Thousand Hands and Eyes

John Tarrant

John Tarrant gives a dharma talk on the Bodhisattva of Compassion who has a thousand arms and hands with an eye in each palm. October 17, 2012.

51' 39"