Following the Red Thread: Hosho Peter Coyote on his poetry, life and teaching

The red thread in the above koan is an expression of the passion, sorrow and vulnerability of our human existence. And how do we awaken in the midst of this mortal life? Not by avoiding the vivre of who and what we are, but instead, by plunging deeper into the crazy tumble of human-ness. Intimacy is a word we sometimes use to describe that experience.