TALK: John Tarrant on koans and creativity 4/26

Western Zen Teacher and ground breaking author John Tarrant talks
about koan study and how it can be used for creative purposes.

suggested donation $10 at the door.

koan — OPENING MAY 13 — at iartcolony — Rockport, MA

— taking inspiration from John Tarrant’s seminal work “bring me the rhinoceros, and other zen koans that will save your life.”

— through text, video, performance, sculpture, photography and painting, eight conceptual, Boston-based Alumni from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts examine the dynamics between koan study and the creative process.

“koan” opens May 13th at iartcolony — 42 Broadway, Rockport, MA, 

Furen Dai
Matthew Gamber
Suje Garcia
Sawool Kim
Greg Lookerse
Monica Lynn Manoski
Gabriel Sosa
John Tarrant
Graham Yeager

“Every life is full of koans, and yet you can’t learn from a book how to understand them. You need someone to put you in the right frame of mind to see the puzzles and paradoxes of your experience. With intelligence, humor, and steady deep reflection, John Tarrant does this as no one has done it before. This book could take you to a different and important level of experience. “
—Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul

JOHN TARRANT is the Founder/Director of Pacific Zen Institute, an organization devoted to koans, the arts, and spirituality as a creative act. He has pioneered the development of koans as a method for understanding the mind in Western culture. John has a PhD in psychology, teaches physicians and executives at Duke Integrative Medicine, and for many years had a practice in Jungian psychotherapy. He is also the author of The Light Inside the Dark: Zen, Soul, and the Spiritual Life, and writes poetry, published in various collections. He was born and grew up in Tasmania, Australia, and now lives in the hills near Santa Rosa in Northern California