1. John Tarrant Roshi,"Mind of Awakening, Mind of Suffering." 7-19-14

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    A final tale and conversation about awakened mind and delusional mind of suffering. At summer retreat we sat with the koan, "Sickness and Medicine are in accord with one another, the while world is…

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    • John Tarrant Roshi,"Someone With Nothing To Do." 7-15-14

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      John talks about sitting with the koan, "Sickness and Medicine are in Accord with Each Other, the Whole World is Medicine, What Am I?" This is the second day of retreat at Land of the Medicine Buddha…

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      • John Tarrant Roshi,"The Spirit of Love, Joy and Play with Koans." 7-14-14

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        John opens the first evening at summer retreat talking about the spirit of a koan. We were nestled in the lovely redwood mountains of Land of the Medicine Buddha in Soquel California. We were meditating,…

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        • John Tarrant Roshi,"The Store House of Treasures",1-23-14

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          John Tarrant Roshi completes our week long sesshin retreat with the miscellaneous koan, "the storehouse of treasure opens by itself, you can take them and use them any way you wish." After the talk…

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          • John Tarrant Roshi,"Stop the War," 1-22-14

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            John had us work with a series of miscellaneous Koans during retreat. Stop the war was one of my favorite talks. Looking at how I/we are at war within ourselves and how that internal war becomes a…

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            • John Tarrant Roshi "Go Straight Down a Road with 99 Curves," 2-12-14

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              This sesshin John introduced a series of miscellaneous koans. The first being,"How do you go straight down a road with 99 curves?

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              • John Tarrant Roshi" The Stone Grave", 1-20-14

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                On the second day of Bare Bones retreat John brings to light the many ways in which we find ourselves in situations where we feel hopelessly trapped. Often we are not even aware that we are living…

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                • Rachel Boughton,"Abiding with Koans, the Mind Comes Forth." 1-19-14

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                  Rachel Boughton, the Director of the PZI Santa Rosa Center, opened the morning with a "How To talk" on working with zen koans. It's part of a legend about the 6th Zen ancestor who was gathering wood…

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                  • John Tarrant Roshi,"Abiding Nowhere, the Heart-Mind Comes Forth." 1-19-14

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                    It's part of a legend about the 6th Zen ancestor who was gathering wood and heard this line being recited and it struck him. "What was that again? Say that again." Oh, it was just something I heard…

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                    • John Tarrant Roshi,"The True Person of No Rank." Harvest Moon Retreat 10-17-2013

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                      John opens the evening with the koan, True Person of No Rank. It goes something like this," There is a true person on no rank who comes and goes from the portals of your face." Who is that person…

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