PZI Zen Online- Journey Into Awakening – A talk for Thanksgiving in this unusual time of covid lockdown. The benefits of doing something difficult and the ‘palace of solitude’. Within emptiness intimacy is always available, so we can touch what is beautiful and hear the voices that always accompany us. Mazu – ‘Your current circumstance, where you are now is the meaning of your existence’. As recorded Nov. 22. 9:23 minutes
PZi Zen Online – An audio excerpt form John Tarrants’ Sunday session. Music: ‘Sugar’ from Jesse cardin Roshi. As recorded on zoom Nov. 15 2020
Audio Excerpt from PZI 1 Day retreat – Morning Session of On the Banks of the Ghost River with John Tarrant & Tess Beasley. John Reads the Ballad of Tam Lin in which a brave girl helps her lover, caught in the Faery Queens’s caterhaugh (boggy fen), transform. As recorded Oct. 31 2020. (complete session in 2 parts available)
PZI Zen Online: Zouzhou’s message to a novice – ‘Wash your Bowls’. A zendo plaque: ‘Look under your feet’. A focus on what is hidden in plain sight, right under you, obvious and overlooked. Like the Golden Crowned Sparrows always return in fall. Ikkyu’s Attention!
PZi Zen Online part of the Zen Tuesdays in October 2020. An excerpt of the whole session – Sarahs’s talk without comments. Sarah’s tender story of her remarkable brother, Tom. Reflections on immensity entering a life in so many ways. As recorded Oct 27 2020.
PZI Zen Online: ‘Whom can I ask what to make happen in this world?’ – Neruda. PZI mission statement revisited: Creating a culture for transformation, and how koans help us to stop and look. John reads Wordworth’s poem: On Westminster Bridge – the beauty of quiet still mornings in the midst of it all. As recorded Ocr 18 2020.
PZI Zen Online – Jordan finishes up a session talking about his music and zen connection to his work as Jon Joseph Roshi’s guest. Miriam’s Waltz – Celtic ballad. As recorded Oct. 19 2020.
Dharma Theme: Fall Sesshin 2020 – Gathering in the Valley of Our Time. All audio sessions, opening and closing ceremonies, sutra services, and excerpts of talks. October 1-4 2020
PZI Zen Online: Audio Excerpt – John Tarrant opens the dream with the koan, “What is your Light?” and recounts Huangbo’s insights on Buddha Nature as calm mysterious joy, also touches on the frequent call-and-response in koan practice and more. Recorded September 27 2020
PZI Zen Online – A meditation for our time with John Tarrant. Audio excerpt with the koan:’ What is Your Light?’. As recorded Sept. 13th 2020.
PZI Zen Online- Audio excerpt – Compassion is receptive earth – it does not have one face, nor is it driving or pitying. It erupts within us. It allows barriers to fall and in that way it is the ground on which we stand, the heart and soul of awakening. As recorded August 9 2020.
PZI Zen Online – Audio Excerpt – A lamp as an image to sit with from John’s Sunday Sept 6th Dharma talk: ‘Yunmen Has a Light and So Do You’. A koan for September and end of summer. The dharma is one lamp that lights another but is never extinguished. That lamp is yours. Meditation is any moment of sanity when I am not caught by demons of delusion. As recorded Sept 6 2020
PZI Zen Online – Audio Excerpt – A guided meditation session with John Tarrant Roshi reciting Yunmen’s formative Zen koan, which asks the question: ‘What is your Light?’ As recorded Sept 6 2020.
PZI Zen Online- Audio Excerpt from Guanyin in the Pavilion Under the August Moon – Saving houses from fire – Allison’s stories of fiery compassion and radiance. As recorded August 30 2020.
PZI Zen Online Audio Excerpt- Guantin in the Pavilion Under the August Moon – The call and response of compassionate exchanges – air as breath of life. Anchored in the Heart Sutra. Dream of a room, barely there full of gifts for all times and places. As recorded August 23 2020.
PZI Zen Online Audio Excerpt – Guanyin in the Pavilion Under the August Moon – Fire & Radiance. As recorded Aug 30
PZi Zen Online, Audio Excerpt – Guanyin in the Pavilion Under the August Moon -The winged pavilion of summer. The various ways compassion can manifest. Water offers compassion at unfathomable depths and in reflections. As recorded Aug 16 2020.
Audio Excerpt: Michelle Riddle Sensei reflects on the kindesses of Guanyin as she shifts the ground of suffering throughout our lives and her quality of welcome. As recorded August 2, 2020.
Audio Excerpt: Allison Atwill Roshi introduces the surprise of Guanyin – anything can happen when the Goddess appears – she has no fixed form. As recorded August 2 2020.
Audio Excerpt – An introduction to the many faces of the Goddess Guanyin with Tess Beasley & Sarah Bender Roshi. As recorded Aug 2, 2020.
Audio excerpt: Tess Beasley invites a final sharing of discoveries in the Blue Dragon’s Cave from all participants.
Audio Excerpt: David’s Sunday morning talk on the Storehouse of Treasures, the flipside of the Blue Dragon’s Cave. It can’t be forced open. And the very things I fear most, that imprison me are actually the treasure. how many times have I missed the door opening on its own? June 28 2020
Audio excerpt: Koans are much more than ‘tools’ – they do you! Your very heart mind is it, so have the intimacy of your life even into death. Friday eve. Summer Sesshin 2020.