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Video March 23, 2023

Sickness & Medicine: Healing Is Like Kissing – A Poem

John Tarrant

It’s all medicine, really. Everything has Buddha nature, beauty and value. Healing is the big point of view. John Tarrant reads his poem, Healing Is Like Kissing, written for the dedication of an integrative medicine center. From Sunday Zen on March 5, 2023.

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Text February 16, 2023

Words, Not Swords – Listening to the Universe with Grace Martin

Pacific Zen Institute

PZI member Grace Martin wanted to renew communication with her adult son. She drew inspiration from a talk by John Tarrant and landed on the perfect method: Grace reads to him (and us) from Daniel Pinkwater’s book, Wingman—one of her son’s childhood favorites.

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Text May 19, 2022

SUTRA: Torei Zenji’s Bodhisattva Vow

PZI Cantor & Musicians

When I regard the true nature of all things and all living creatures, I find them to be the sacred forms of the Tathagatha’s never-failing essence. Each particle of matter, each moment, is no other than the Tathagatha’s inexpressible radiance.

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