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Chan history

Audio December 13, 2022

Zen Luminaries: Silent Illumination with Chan Scholar GuoGu

Jon Joseph

Jon Joseph talks with scholar and Chan Teacher GuoGu about his book, Silent Illumination, on the literary genius of Zen master Hongzhi, whose teaching evolved during the height of 12th century Chan. GuoGu discusses the subtleties and great freedom inherent in Chan, from its flourishing in the Sung Dynasty to the current day.

88' 33"
Video June 6, 2022
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Video June 6, 2022
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Video May 30, 2022

Zen Luminaries: Scholar Morten Schlütter on Translating Ancient Chinese Koans

Jon Joseph

Zen Luminary Morten Schlutter with Jon Joseph -On Translating Ancient Chinese koans from texts like the Book of Equanimity 2 min

2' 23"

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Dharma Theme November 4, 2021
811 Words
Audio June 11, 2020

What Is Your Response? A Butterfly Flies up!

Michelle Riddle

PZI Zen Online: The moment you are doing nothing the universe is doing you! What is your response? Responses, readings from Atlanta Mayor Bottoms, Yunmen, William Stafford, Joan Sutherland. Koans for troubled times. Each moment is new. Where is the source of your response? No guarantees, anything can happen. As recorded June 5, 2020.

80' 18"
Video June 19, 2018

Koans and Mantras

David Weinstein

David Weinstein talks about his internalized mantra-phobia, fourth Chan ancestor Daishin (translates to “the way of faith”), and the parallels between early Chan history and his own practice of chanting mantras and working with koans. A morning dharma talk in Summer Sesshin, June 13, 2018.

29' 8"