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

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    Roshi Tarrant completes our week long sesshin retreat with the miscellaneous koan, the storehouse of treasure opens by itself. After the talk we did a writing exercise with these questions,"what storehouse…

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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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                • John Tarrant Roshi,"The Notion of Waiting." Harvest Moon Retreat 10-14-2013

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                  John begins Harvest Moon retreat with a dharma talk on the notion of waiting, waiting for something to happen, waiting for the moon to rise, waiting with an expectation or waiting without a notion…

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                  • John Tarrant Roshi,"The Bison and the Lattice Window," Harvest Moon Retreat 10-13,2013

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                    John opens the Harvest Moon retreat at the Angela Center with an ancient Koan about a buffalo passing through a lattice window. “To give an example, it is like a buffalo passing through a window.…

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                    • John Tarrant Roshi, "Mind Spaces," July 13,2013

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                      John continues the conversation about transformation of consciousness at the Santa Sabina retreat. The koan for the retreat was,"What is this?".

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