2011 Hunters Moon Sesshin

Video June 18, 2019

Be the Host

John Tarrant

John Tarrant opens Autumn sesshin with the zen koan “Be the Host.” Inviting the listener to take the position of the host, inviting all guests into the home body. Welcome them all, whether an emotional storm of sadness, joy, grief, happiness, despair or laughter. Host this! October 10, 2011.

34' 7"
Video June 7, 2019

Refuge as Initiation

John Tarrant

John Tarrant presents a dharma talk about taking refuge in the Pacific Zen Institute tradition as an initiatory process.

41' 20"
Video October 14, 2011

Undoing, Unfinding, and Unknowing as Paths to Awakening

John Tarrant

John Tarrant speaks on undoing, unfinding, and unknowing as pathways to awakening, and exploring the mind’s often dubious reasons for the way things are.

16' 25"
Text October 13, 2011

Moonlight on the Path

John Tarrant

One of the places I think this really appears for me that I find interesting is, if I take that koan view of there’s not really a ground for this, it’s all coming up out of the vastness, it appears like the moonlight, it’s just there. I didn’t make it appear.

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