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Audio July 9, 2020

Blue Dragon’s Cave Sesshin: Four Bondless Vows – Ryan McCoy

Ryan McCoy

Audio: Ryan McCoy sings and plays guitar for the Blue Dragon’s Cave Summer Sesshin – Friday eve, closing June 26th, 2020.

2' 27"
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.

2' 24"
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"
Audio July 10, 2020

The Elephant in the Room – Dream of the Totality of Being

John Tarrant

Audio excerpt: John Tarrant Roshi recounts a Sesshin dream – insight on meditation practice. Saturday June 27th.

4' 19"
Audio July 10, 2020

Don’t Try to Cage the Blue Dragon

John Tarrant

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.

3' 0"
Audio July 10, 2020

Walking on the Red Sky – Leaving Regret

John Tarrant

Audio excerpt: John Tarrant Roshi on moments regret or the worst things becoming beautiful. Friday session Summer Sesshin.

1' 11"
Audio July 10, 2020

Gardens in the Cracks of the Sidewalk – Small Moments

David Weinstein

Audio excerpt: David Weinstein on noticing small moments – the crack gardens in the sidewalks. Friday morning Summer Sesshin 202.

0' 54"
Audio July 10, 2020

Walking on the Red Sky & Navigating Your Bodhisattva Raft

John Tarrant

Audio excerpt: John Tarrant, Roshi on meeting our difficult time, quoting Master Ma and Yuanwu. Friday evening at Summer Sesshin

3' 47"
Audio July 10, 2020

Audio excerpt: Four Boundless Vows & Evening Words

Amaryllis Fletcher, Ryan McCoy

Audio excerpt: Sesshin closing music, four bondless vows announced by Cantor Amaryllis Fletcher and sung by Ryan McCoy.

2' 27"
Audio July 9, 2020

You Can’t Cage a Koan – Make it a Raft! with John Tarrant

John Tarrant

Audio: Summer Sesshin. The complete Friday afternoon into evening session with John Tarrant, Roshi. Music by Ryan McCoy. Cantor Amaryllis Fletcher.

88' 0"
Audio July 9, 2020
1' 44"
Text May 8, 2020
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Text May 8, 2020

The Heart Sutra & Koans

John Tarrant

The Heart Sutra in the context of its relationship to koans and what koans are. I want to pursue that line a little bit.  And the first thing to say about – probably the first attitude people have to koans is that they are a sort of tool, a gadget of some kind, and you use them and you concentrate on them, and you use them – a can opener for the mind

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Text May 8, 2020

The Method of Zen

John Tarrant

In the evening dharma talk John introduces us to an ancestor in the koan tradition, Dahui Zonggao 大慧宗杲 (Ta-hui Tsung-kao, Daie Soko), 1089-1163 and his disciple Wuzhuo Miaozong (無著妙宗; 1096–1170 CE), Miaozong lived during the Song dynasty and was one of the first nuns to be included in an imperially sanctioned Zen lineage history. The conversation between Dahui and Miaozong is instructive of his early method of using only the head of the koan and become one with it. His method was formulated for his culture like we are for ours.

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Audio April 28, 2020

‘Not Knowing Is Most Intimate’ – Book of Serenity

John Tarrant

John Tarrant at Fall Sesshin 2019 – Being lost or between places is a fundamental human predicament. Being lost delivers you to yourself with an unknown outcomes. The teacher takes away the student’s need to know what’s unfolding on his pilgrimage. Zen likes predicaments as signs that things want to change.

53' 7"
Audio April 28, 2020

‘Talking About the Deepest Matters’

John Tarrant

John shares his interest in investigations onto reality – inquiry koans, koan types. The Watou of zen stories and more recorded at winter Sesshin January 2020.

41' 46"
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
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Audio November 14, 2019
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Audio November 14, 2019
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Audio November 14, 2019
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