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Why Play with Koans

Why Play with Koans

Jul 6, 2016-- For over 30 years, Zen teacher John Tarrant has been teaching people how to meditate with koans, an ancient method for addressing the question of who we are. He has developed ways to practice with koans -- traditionally reserved for advanced Zen students -- that anyone might find useful. For example, how would your life change if you stopped believing all of your thoughts? What if you had everything you need right now? (15677 reads)


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