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Awakening with Koans

In her practice and writing, renowned koan teacher Joan Sutherland reimagines the koan tradition with allegiance to its root spirit and to its profound potential for vivifying, subverting, and sanctifying our lives. In her latest book, Through Forests of Every Color, Joan shares her insights on dozens of traditional koans as well as innovative koans culled from Western literature. She also shares teachings on how to create idiosyncratic koans or "turning phrases" from experiences in one’s own life.

Join Joan for an illuminating conversation with clinical psychologist and Open Source teacher Megan Rundel exploring how practice with koans makes us permeable to the joys and the anguish of this life—and to the primordial mystery we glimpse behind the veil of the everyday.