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Audio January 25, 2020

Australia is Burning- Audio Talk, Winter Sesshin 2020

John Tarrant

John Tarrant introduces the Queensland Magpie singing fire sirens and walks us through the ancient forests he knew as a child. How do we live the life we live in the face of this vast change? What is this?

54' 52"
Video June 18, 2019
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Video June 7, 2019

Silent Slide Show (Winter Sesshin)

Allison Atwill, Roger Jordan

A slide show of Allison Atwill giving a talk at PZI’s Bare Bones Winter sesshin, 2011. This slide show was created by Roger Jordan.

2' 36"
Video June 7, 2019

2015 Fall Sesshin Teaser

John Tarrant

A short clip from one of John Tarrant’s talks during the 2015 Fall Sesshin, held in October at the Angela Center in Santa Rosa California. Here John talks briefly about the meditation state, and “turning the light inwards” to explore what is.

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Audio November 27, 2017
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Video July 11, 2017

The Big Yawn, or Swimming at Sesshin

David Weinstein

David Weinstein gives a dharma talk on noticing our bodies while we swim or exercise. October 16, 2012.

26' 33"
Video February 19, 2020

Every Day Is A Good Day!

John Tarrant

Yunmen said – “Even after the full moon, every day is a good day!” The light of sesshin infuses us. In a “good day” the light is in you, just how it is. This is not an achievement, you are in the gift of the universe. The tenderness of the good day and our whole lives opening to now. You can’t bully the Tao! it’s bigger than you. Not getting in the way of life, dreams, Linji’s death and more.

50' 7"
Audio February 12, 2020

Every Day is a Good Day!

John Tarrant

Yunmen said – Even after the full moon, every day is a good day! The light of sesshin – how it infuses us. In a ‘good day’ the light is in you. Just how it is, not an achievement, you are in the gift of the universe. The tenderness of the good day and our whole lives opening to now. You can’t bully the Tao! it’s bigger than you. Not getting in the way of life, dreams, Linji’s death and more.

50' 7"
Video January 11, 2020

The Journey, the Reaching & Luopu’s Last Words

John Tarrant

VIDEO TALK – Fall Sesshin 2019. The great Chan teacher Luopu’s deathbed story and his emphasis on the importance of a ‘direct meeting with the source’ outside the teachings – you can’t just read about it. ‘Don’t grasp principles with words’. The story features the Book of Serenity’s compassion for the whole process toward enlightenment for these wonderful teachers.

39' 36"
Audio November 16, 2019

Staying With Baizhang’s Abbot/Fox

Allison Atwill

Allison Atwill takes us into the moment in Baizhang’s Fox koan when the old man finally stays and the implications for our world view. Recorded at Fall sesshin Land of Medicine Buddha, Soquel, CA.

40' 55"
Audio November 15, 2019

Who Am I?

John Tarrant

Monday evening at Sesshin 2017 January – John talks about this basic question: Who Am I? How this inquiry sides with the dao and a sense of wonder. It opens and aligns with our natural doubt about all of our assumptions.

46' 27"
Audio November 15, 2019

Waking Up in Difficult Times

John Tarrant

Recorded Friday evening at PZI’s Winter Sesshin January 2017 on  the eve of the inauguration. John Tarrant talks about waking up in a difficult time – when the ship is blown off course into demon country!

56' 21"
Audio November 14, 2019
54' 45"
Audio November 14, 2019
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Audio November 14, 2019
54' 53"
Audio November 14, 2019
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Audio November 14, 2019
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Audio November 14, 2019

Hands & Eyes – Book of Serenity

John Tarrant

John Tarrant recorded at Fall Sesshin – Hands & Eyes -The Elegant Path of the Book of Serenity

35' 15"
Text November 13, 2019

Dongshan’s Five Ranks: Poem 4

John Tarrant

Two swords are crossed (like in the movies, which actually I don’t think happens in real life, but it’s very popular in the movies. It was popular in the movies like 1200 years ago.) Two swords are crossed. There’s no way to retreat. You’re a lotus in the fire. You can’t help it. You’re determined to go higher. Farther, higher, up , further, more. So two swords are crossed. There’s no way to retreat. You’re a lotus in the fire. You can’t help it. You’re determined to go higher. 

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Text November 13, 2019

Dongshan’s Five Ranks: Poem 5

John Tarrant

So we’ve been talking about old poems that are also a map of the path, but they’re a map of the kind where you have to see what rises in your meditation to meet them to find out how useful they are to you. Today we’re on the fifth of the ranks, the fifth poem. Five ranks by an old Zen teacher, and this is the final one, so you now know conclusively that there are only five stages to the path. And it goes:

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Text November 13, 2019

The Story of the Well Painting

Allison Atwill

I want to describe the process that I went through over the last year, of making the painting, and I want to do that in the spirit of when something
arises, don’t believe it, and shine your light on it. So in a year, a lot of things can arise not to believe, and they did. But even, if you’re in the meditation hall, five minutes is
probably long enough for plenty to arrive not to believe in.

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Video September 18, 2019

The Plainness of the Heart

John Tarrant

John Tarrant presents a dharma talk at summer sesshin on the inherent nature of the heart. June 22, 2011.

31' 56"
Video September 18, 2019

The World Is Here For You

John Tarrant

John Tarrant gives a dharma talk Thursday night of the 2011 spring sesshin. The universe is here for each one of us. Underlying the troubles and pain of the world there is always a presence, a brightness, which is us and we are it. April 21, 2011.

65' 31"
Text September 18, 2019

Dreams

John Tarrant

Tonight I want to talk about another aspect of the koan about who’s hearing, who am I, what am I. There’s a spectrum I’ve been talking about so far for all of one previous talk. And I wanted to get at it slightly at an angle by going in through dreams, and the idea of is there a difference between what we’re doing and dreams anyway, which is certainly relevant to who we think we are. 

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Video September 18, 2019

What do you want?

John Tarrant

John Tarrant gives a talk during the Summer 2017 sesshin. July 20, 2017.

26' 12"
Video September 18, 2019

Whatever Confronts You, Don’t Believe It Q&A

John Tarrant

Roshi John Tarrant opens Sesshin with a Koan by Linji: “Whatever confronts you, don’t believe it. Have faith in this light that is always functioning inside you.” February 19, 2012.

2' 55"
Text September 18, 2019

Ordinary Mind Q & A

John Tarrant

John: So you want to say anything? Say something ordinary.

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Text September 18, 2019

Goblins Q & A

John Tarrant

Hakuin would paint that as a demon. This is demon number three. Which number demon is that? And the other things is that thing about how the thing we thought was the problem can transform, there is that real sense of what’s wrong with being a demon? If I think there’s a demon obviously I’m it.

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Text September 18, 2019

Dreams Q & A

John Tarrant

So I’ll take any comments or questions. So how’s it going? How are your demons doing? How are your elephants? What are you noticing in your meditation?

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Text September 18, 2019
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