Art Sensei Allison Atwill presents on the creation of her painting “Baizhang’s Fox”. This is an ancient koan which asks the listener, “Does an enlightened person fall under the law of cause and effect?” Allison describes how a koan chooses her and appears in her dreams and waking life. Each aspect of the koan comes to life on the canvas. June 22, 2011.
The Zen Koan for summer sesshin was “Who Is Hearing?” The talk by John Tarrant and ensuing conversation regards the nature of the mind, and aspects of practice. June 22, 2011.
John Tarrant Roshi presents on the opening night of Bare Bones Winter Sesshin 2011. The koan is “Little Jade.” A woman calls to her servant girl, “Little Jade,” not because she wants something, but just so her lover can hear her voice.
Art Sensei Allison Atwill presents on the koan “Ch’ien is separated from her soul” at the Winter 2011 Bare Bones Sesshin. Allison describes her creative process and how the koan becomes a work of art. January 19, 2011.