2012 Summer Sesshin

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 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 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"