‘ I would encourage you to listen in zazen. Please listen and you will hear many things. You can hear the sound of the stream, the birds, footsteps, the dog bark, the fly in your ear, the dishes being washed in the kitchen. Many things. Just listen. Don’t compare, don’t contrast, don’t judge, don’t learn. Just listen in emptiness.’ (Sitting under the Bodhi Tree)
This book is a little booklet with talks given during a sesshin at Tassajara in 1997 attended by various zen teachers. The list of things being heard is a very typical soundscape from the zendo there.