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Audio September 23, 2019

Chuang Tsu and the Dung Beetle Dream

David Weinstein

David tells the story of Chuang Tzu and his dream of transformation – gaining the capacity to dream yourself into anything: butterfly, dung beetle, peacock, cockroach – finding yourself in the dream in whatever form. Waking as a cockroach and the urge to go back to sleep again vs whatever I turn into embracing being it fully. We can’t know we are in a dream, or not until we wake – we are constantly changing and transforming

56' 47"
Video August 17, 2019

Where Impurity Meets Purity in Zhuangzi

Jon Joseph

Jon Joseph talks about delusion and awakening in Zhuangzi. The treasure house of heaven. (Some sound anomalies we are striving to correct – but wanted you to have access to the talk after Summer Sesshin. – KALPA Team)

27' 48"
Video August 15, 2019

The Transformation of Things

Allison Atwill

Allison talks about the ‘transformation of things’ referred to in the Zhuangzi koan where he dreamed he was a butterfly. Summer Sesshin, 2019

58' 22"
Video August 2, 2019
31' 33"