Daoism

Text August 6, 2020

Knock on Any Door: Daoist Masters & Zen Koans

John Tarrant

So, whatever your condition is, you can see the “I have joy.” Out of that emptiness, out of what seems unpromising—the dark material, the valley spirit, the enigma, out of the mystery, out of what I don’t understand—it just appears. The joy just appears.

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Audio June 1, 2020

‘I Vow to Set Endless Heartache to Rest’ – The Chuang Tzu & Chan Stories

John Tarrant

PZI Zen Online – Meditation, the vessel in difficult times. Our in upheaval from Covid quarantine and riots over racism. Chan took on difficult times with stories and Zen’s encounter with Daoism & ‘The Chuang Tzu’ with strange characters like ‘crooked carriage’ and his friends. Who’s hearing? Who’s concerned about the world? Who’s sad? We are in it together so let’s vow first to: ‘Set endless heartache to rest!’ Koans & stories are ‘ancient vials of life’ to help now. As recorded May 31 2020

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Video July 24, 2019
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Video July 23, 2019
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Video July 22, 2019

Zhuangzi Dreamed He was A Butterfly

John Tarrant

From Sunday July 21st Introductory talk for the 2019 Summer Sesshin

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