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Video September 18, 2019

Tree Frogs

John Tarrant

John Tarrant shares final thoughts on practice and trusting the light within while in conversation with retreatants. Enjoy the singing of the Tree Frogs.

32' 54"
Video September 18, 2019

Whatever Confronts You, Don’t Believe It Q&A

John Tarrant

Roshi John Tarrant opens Sesshin with a Koan by Linji: “Whatever confronts you, don’t believe it. Have faith in this light that is always functioning inside you.” February 19, 2012.

2' 55"
Video June 18, 2019

I Went Out Following the Scented Grass

Allison Atwill

Sensei Allison Atwill gives a teaching on an old teaching story, a koan, handed down from more than a thousand years ago in China. Ch’ang Sha was a student of Nan Ch’uan and
he was a contemporary of many great teachers, Lin Chi and Chao Chou among them. It was the golden age of Zen Buddhism. June 29, 2012.

20' 52"
Video June 18, 2019

Death Poem

David Weinstein

Roshi David Weinstein continues with the koan for Summer sesshin, “Where have you been?” “I went out following the scented grass and came back chasing the falling blossoms.” June 26, 2016.

10' 11"
Video June 18, 2019

What’s A Teaching That Lasts A Whole Lifetime?

John Tarrant

The koan of the Autumn Moon retreat is from one of the great teachers Yun Men. The student asks the teacher, “What is a teaching that will last a whole lifetime?” and the teacher responds, “Say something in response.” October 14, 2012.

33' 47"
Misc December 17, 2017

The Well

Allison Atwill

Allison Atwill, “The Well,” 2012. Acrylic on birch panel with copper, gold, and silver leaf, 28″ x 28″.

Video July 29, 2017

Stepping Through A Door

John Tarrant

Roshi John Tarrant presents on the koan, “Where have you been?” “I went out following the scented grass and came back chasing the falling blossoms.” Going on retreat is like stepping through a door. You never know what you will find on the other side of the door: scented grass, falling blossoms, or the vastness. June 28, 2012.

20' 2"
Video July 20, 2017

Don’t Believe The Light

David Weinstein

The Koan presented by John Tarrant to begin retreat: “Whatever confronts you, don’t believe it. Trust in the light within and shine your light on it.” David Weinstein leads an exploration of the opposite of believing in the light. This exploration comes at the Koan from an opposite but not necessarily contrary approach. Enjoy shining the light of your awareness into what you believe, and seeing through it. February 21, 2012.

54' 34"
Video July 11, 2017

Say Something in Response

John Tarrant

On day two of Autumn Moon retreat, John continues with the great Koan from Yun Men. He focuses on the tail of the koan: “The teacher says to the student, ‘Say something in response.'” Yun Men or Cloud Gate is at the center of the tradition of Koan study, and this Koan is presented in the Blue Cliff Record. October 5, 2012.

34' 16"
Video July 11, 2017

Where Have You Been?

John Tarrant

Opening night dharma talk Summer sesshin on the koan “Where have you been?” “Wandering about the hills. I went out following the scented grass and came back chasing the falling blossoms.” June 24, 2012.

50' 24"
Video July 11, 2017

16 Bodhisattvas Soaking in a Bath

John Tarrant

Soaking in the meditation bath with other students of the way is the topic of this dharma talk. October 17, 2012.

49' 4"
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"
Video July 11, 2017

The Big Yawn, or Swimming at Sesshin

David Weinstein

David Weinstein gives a dharma talk on noticing our bodies while we swim or exercise. October 16, 2012.

26' 33"