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Video June 18, 2019
26' 7"
Video June 8, 2019

Women In Zen – Ruth Fuller Sasaki

Steven Grant

Steven Grant presents on Ruther Fuller Sasaki as part of the Women N Zen series.

29' 11"
Video June 7, 2019

2015 Fall Sesshin Teaser

John Tarrant

A short clip from one of John Tarrant’s talks during the 2015 Fall Sesshin, held in October at the Angela Center in Santa Rosa California. Here John talks briefly about the meditation state, and “turning the light inwards” to explore what is.

2' 24"
Video June 3, 2019

Beginning with the End

David Weinstein

Starting in the moment of “now”, David discusses the ancient zen master Dongshan, who wrote the koans taught during this sesshin.

54' 0"
Video June 2, 2019

Where We Are

John Tarrant

John Tarrant gives a talk in October 2015.

41' 10"
Video June 2, 2019
32' 5"
Misc December 17, 2017
Misc December 17, 2017
Misc December 17, 2017

Two Monks

Allison Atwill

Allison Atwill, “Two Monks,” 2015. Acrylic on birch panel with gold leaf, 30″ x 40″.

Audio November 27, 2017

Friendship with Koans

David Weinstein

David Weinstein gives a talk during Summer retreat: June 29, 2015.

51' 21"
Audio November 27, 2017

Dreams, Drama & Horses

Steven Grant

Steven Grant gives a talk during Summer retreat: July 1, 2015.

57' 29"
Audio November 27, 2017

Invitation to Walk to Wild Places Together

Jon Joseph

Jon Joseph gives a talk during Summer retreat: July 2, 2015.

25' 41"
Video July 6, 2017

Serenity on Fire

John Tarrant

“Two swords are crossed, there’s no way to retreat; you’re a lotus in the fire, you can’t help it – you’re determined to go higher.”

John talks about the concept of enlightenment and serenity, and managing to love and appreciate the inner life of the mind.

63' 46"
Video July 6, 2017

Method of Decision

John Tarrant

“Not deciding it is or isn’t, do you have the courage to be at peace with this? Everyone wants to leave the endless changes, but when we finish bending and fitting our lives we come back to sit by the fire.”

John continues to discuss the 5th koan in the enlightenment cycle, focusing on the concept of “not deciding it is or it isn’t,” and discusses the “method” of zen.

69' 24"
Video June 30, 2017

When the Seas Got Rough

Allison Atwill, David Weinstein, John Tarrant, Jon Joseph, Rachel Boughton

“Not deciding it is or it isn’t, do you have the courage to be at peace with this? Everyone wants to leave the endless changes, but when we finish bending and fitting our lives, we come back to sit by the charcoal fire.”

During the final night of the 2015 January sesshin, the teachers have a conversation about identity, art, intimacy, and the nature of koan study.

21' 10"
Video June 30, 2017

Upside Down Lists

Rachel Boughton

Rachel Boughton talks about the lists of our lives at the Santa Rosa Creek Zendo, July 20th 2015.

23' 36"
Video June 30, 2017

We’re Going to Talk About Dragons

Jon Joseph

“For twenty years I’ve suffered bitterly – how many times have I gone into the cave of the Blue Dragon for you?”

Jon Joseph talks about the difficult struggle of life, and suggests that even in the midst of the hardest struggle there is a beauty, and a sort of redemption in the realization that the struggle is not separate – but a part of the whole package of existence.

11' 39"
Video June 30, 2017

Radical Transparency and Koans as Frenemies

Rachel Boughton

Rachel Boughton, at the June-July sesshin held at Land of Medicine Buddha, talks hackers, privacy, and zen koans in an age of technology.

19' 36"
Video June 30, 2017

Koan Party

David Weinstein

“We go to wild places in search of our self nature. Looking in the darkness of the tall grasses of abandoned places. Now, honored ones, where is your self nature, when you are searching for your self nature?”

David Weinstein talks about culture and ideas, and recounts stories of enlightening adventure.

23' 45"
Video June 30, 2017

Offering Condolences

John Tarrant

John Tarrant talks about the relationship between student and teacher, as well as the relationship between the student and her self.

32' 51"

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