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Have you tried your koan/Koan today?

Have you ever tried koan/Koan? I haven’t. Not yet anyway. I am, however, more than intrigued now that I have seen this photograph of John Tarrant, a Zen master, radiating such full-blown-happiness laughter.  Aren’t you? Perhaps you would like to know how he defines this concept:

“A koan is a kind of technology, a hack for the mind. It strips our opinions and views away….[it] surprise[s] you by transcending the terms on which you took [it] up. [It] draws you into a different way of seeing and experiencing your world.” ~ John Tarrant (b. 1949)

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[Photo Credit: John Tarrant – Rebel Buddha]

 

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