New this Week: 8/1/2021

Here’s a quick update on what’s new at and elsewhere.

The Induction Series continues with a selection from Alfred Pulyan titled “The
Penny that Blots out the Sun.” Pulyan was a little-known Zen teacher based in Connecticut and active in the 1950s through his death in 1966. Like so many authentic teachers, he labored in relative obscurity, yet his words and deeds continue to affect many. Listen to my reading of The Penny that Blots out the Sun — another example of a work infused with the “living word” of its author.  As always, the podcast is free. I am asking one favor during the Induction Series, however. Please leave a review of my book Subtraction: The Simple Math of Enlightenment on Amazon. If we can get 100 ratings/reviews, it will really help the book get noticed. We’re up to 46 so far!

The August TAT gathering is… not virtual!  It’s a live, on-the-ground gathering at the TAT Center titled “Love, Friendship, and the Return Home” Join other seekers on August 13-15 for what is bound to be a moving weekend of insightful talks, small group dialogue, and panel discussions. As well as the magic of meeting in person. See the full schedule

New Book from TAT Press
Always Right Behind You: Parables & Poems of Love & Completion by Anima Pundeer and Art Ticknor is now available in paperback.  The kindle version is taking a bit longer, but I’ll let you know when it’s available. Anima and Art have created a masterful work, combining their feminine/masculine and East/West perspectives to provide the reader a wide-ranging journey into the spiritual search and enlightenment.

Quote That I’m Pondering
“As death draws near, I feel the same uncomfortable transition I experienced when I was a teenager at Brantwood Camp in Peterborough, New Hampshire, packing up to go home after a grand summer. I’m not sure what awaits me when I get home, but this has certainly been an exciting experience. I had a loving family. I had a great job at the newspaper. I met fascinating people, and I saw myriad worldwide wonders. It’s been full of fun and laughter, too, a really good time. I just wish I could stay a little longer. ” ~ from “I just learned I only have months to live. This is what I want to say” by Jack Thomas in The Boston Globe.

Wishing you all the best,

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