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Dharma Theme August 11, 2022

Dharma Theme: Summer Sesshin 2022 – Taking Part in the Gathering

John Tarrant, PZI Cantor & Musicians, PZI Teachers

Here is our curation of full-length Summer Sesshin dharma talk audios on a single page, for easy finding and listening. A sesshin is more than the sum of its parts…

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Audio March 2, 2022

Dharma Theme: Winter & Silver, Moonlight & Snow – Collected Audio from Winter Sesshin 2022

John Tarrant, PZI Cantor & Musicians, PZI Teachers

A curation of Winter Sesshin dharma talks on a single page, for easy finding and listening. A sesshin is always more than the sum of its parts or its recorded…

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Audio August 29, 2022

Summer Sesshin: Closing Ceremony

John Tarrant, Michelle Riddle

John Tarrant asks the assembled sesshin sangha, Where does the celebration from last night (the night of our refuge-taking ceremony) go? It’s gone, gone, into the gone beyond. (from the…

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Dharma Theme April 23, 2021

Dharma Theme: Spring Sesshin 2021 – After the Dark and the Cold, Come the Blossoms

PZI Teachers

Our Spring Sesshin, Four Days & Five Nights in the Digital Temple April 7-11, 2021 After the long cold and the dark night, the blossoms open one by one, then…

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Dharma Theme July 19, 2021
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Dharma Theme November 1, 2021

Dharma Theme – Metamorphosis: Collected Audio from Fall Sesshin 2021

PZI Teachers

Here is a curation of our Fall Sesshin dharma talks on a single page, for easy finding and listening. A sesshin is always more than the sum of its parts…

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Text July 13, 2021

End of Sesshin Dedication

Amaryllis Fletcher, PZI Teachers

PZI Sesshin Dedication, generally read (or sung) at the end of sesshin to send participants on their way, in joy….

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Text November 13, 2019

The Story of the Well Painting

Allison Atwill

…interference, and when that drops away, and in sesshin it drops away for everyone at some point, and often for a lot of sesshin. Especially as you fall deeper and…

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Text September 11, 2020
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Audio March 2, 2022

Winter Sesshin: What Does It Mean to Get It?

Tess Beasley

In the belly of Winter Sesshin: We are in the time of the pagan festival Imbolc which celebrates the forming of new life before spring—a time in the womb of…

44' 29"
Audio February 24, 2022

Winter Sesshin: Winter Silence Opening Night

John Tarrant, PZI Cantor & Musicians, PZI Teachers

Tending the mystery together. Sesshin is a community ferryboat. Have confidence: just go into the silence. The absolute is always there. Inside it all, there’s freedom. There’s no situation where…

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Audio November 3, 2021

Fall Sesshin 2021: The Stone Drenched With Rain – Your Own Awakening

Allison Atwill

…drenched in rain? In sesshin, letting yourself be drenched with your experience, both inner and outer—letting it pour through you. Stop trying to get out of the rain. What are…

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Audio March 2, 2022

Winter Sesshin: My Heart Is Not at Rest

Jesse Cardin

Deep in Winter Sesshin dedicated to silence, it is difficult to find words. Jesse Cardin tells the story of Zen’s favorite odd couple Yantou and Xuefeng, holed up snowbound on…

49' 57"
Audio April 26, 2021

Spring Sesshin: Whatever Appears Is Part of Your Awakening

Allison Atwill

…in all her forms—attacking, seducing. And we are Buddha in our meditations during sesshin—besieged by our demons, attacked by thoughts, by separation. That is what was appearing. He was feeling…

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Sutra Book & Ceremonies October 30, 2021

Ceremonies: Dedication for the End of Sesshin

PZI Cantor & Musicians

Dedication for the End of Sesshin Cantor: (chanted or sung, palms together)   Friends, the world comes to meet us now, an immense palace full of dreams. Fountains and wild…

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Sutra Book & Ceremonies October 30, 2021

Ceremonies: Dedication: For the End of Sesshin (Arizona)

PZI Cantor & Musicians

Dedication for the End of Sesshin (Arizona) Cantor: (chanted or sung, palms together) Friends, the world comes to meet us now, an immense palace full of dreams. Fountains and wild…

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Text September 18, 2019

Dreams Q & A

John Tarrant

…S: When I’m not at sesshin it’s really hard for me to wake up in the morning. My wife will come in and wake me up, but when I come…

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Text September 18, 2019

Goblins Q & A

John Tarrant

…even it yet? S: I’m curious because as you call out to us and we share what’s in our minds, you know it’s two thirds of the way through sesshin,…

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Text September 30, 2020

KALPA FAQs – How to find what you are looking for in the PZI Library

Corey Hitchcock

…tag Summer Sesshin, Fall Sesshin, or Winter Sesshin—plus the year—to get a sesshin-only result. • I want to read transcripts of talks, how do I find those? Select ‘text’ from…

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Text May 15, 2021

Every Day Is a Good Day

John Tarrant

Listen to Audio of this Talk Dharma Talk in Winter Sesshin, February 12, 2020 John: All the beings of the universe are here. In sesshin it’s always there, but it…

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Dharma Theme February 15, 2021

Dharma Theme: The Teachings of Zen Master Ma

PZI Teachers

…Gone There for You? with John Tarrant, Summer Sesshin 2020 Audio link: There you Are! with David Weinstein, Fall Sesshin 2020 Audio link: The Koan Raft with Jon Joseph, Fall…

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Video August 25, 2022

Summer Sesshin: We Are Interwoven – Welcome to Sesshin

John Tarrant

John Tarrant welcomes Summer Sesshin participants and introduces a stanza of Shitou’s long poem: Taking Part in the Gathering, as an opening koan. The poem comes from the inception of…

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Audio August 11, 2022

Summer Sesshin: The Porous Vessel of Sesshin

Michelle Riddle

Michelle Riddle opens the sesshin vessel with instructions to help participants understand what it is to work with koans, especially within the unique container of group practice. She encourages “being…

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Text November 13, 2019

Dongshan’s Five Ranks: Poem 5

John Tarrant

…hearing what you said Alanna and what you just said Jennie, because I found during the sesshin I’m calling people and responding to emails and it’s kind of interesting especially…

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Audio July 16, 2020
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Audio October 12, 2020

Fall Sesshin 2020: HOPs Jan Brogan & Chris Gaffney Open the Fall Sesshin Vessel

Chris Gaffney, Jan Brogan

PZI Fall Sesshin: Audio Excerpt – Opening the evening with Heads of Practice Jan Brogan & Chris Gaffney welcoming the group. As recorded October 1, 2020….

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Audio August 25, 2022

Summer Sesshin: We Are Interwoven – Welcome to Sesshin

John Tarrant

John Tarrant welcomes Summer Sesshin participants and introduces a stanza of Shitou’s long poem: Taking Part in the Gathering, as an opening koan. The poem comes from the inception of…

26' 48"
Audio April 26, 2021

Spring Sesshin: The Interwoven Journey of Sesshin and Life

Tess Beasley

Tess Beasley invites our voices into the room, acknowledging the interwoven yet not-interwoven vessel of sesshin. We are each a unique presence, yet it is when personal identity and ambition…

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Text August 14, 2020
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Audio October 12, 2020

Fall Sesshin 2020: Sutra Service with Amaryllis Fletcher & Jordan McConnell

Allison Atwill, Jordan McConnell

PZI Fall Sesshin: Sutra service in the afternoon during sesshin. Featuring Amaryllis Fletcher – cantor & violin. Jordan McConnell – vocals & guitar. As recorded October 4 2020….

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