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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 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"
Audio November 27, 2017
21' 56"
Audio September 8, 2020

10,000 Kalpa Fire!

Allison Atwill

PZI Zen – Winter Sesshin 2018. Allison Atwill on her narrow escape from Fire in Montecito CA.

92' 50"
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"
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"
Video June 7, 2019

The Role of the Teacher

Steven Grant

Steven Grant discussing the role of the teacher at 2016 Winter Sesshin.

1' 18"
Video June 4, 2019

Questions and Answers

Allison Atwill

Q&A for Allison Atwill’s talk during the 2016 Winter Sesshin.

4' 18"
Video June 2, 2019

Surprises

Allison Atwill

Allison Atwill gives a talk on surprises during the 2016 Winter Sesshin.

25' 53"
Video May 31, 2019

Judgmental Teachers

Steven Grant

Steven Grant gives a talk on the topic of judgmental teachers at 2016 Winter Sesshin.

2' 6"
Video July 20, 2017

Little Jade

John Tarrant

John Tarrant Roshi presents on the opening night of Bare Bones Winter Sesshin 2011. The koan is “Little Jade.” A woman calls to her servant girl, “Little Jade,” not because she wants something, but just so her lover can hear her voice.

34' 15"
Video June 26, 2017

The Sport of Meditation

Steven Grant

Steven Grant gives a talk on “the sport of meditation” at 2016 Winter Sesshin.

3' 28"
Video June 26, 2017

Being Soft to Myself

Steven Grant

Steven Grant gives a talk on “being soft to myself” at 2016 Winter Sesshin.

1' 18"
Video June 26, 2017

The Relationship to Koans

Steven Grant

Steven Grant discussing the relationship to koans at 2016 Winter Sesshin.

1' 52"
Text September 30, 2020

KALPA FAQs – How to find what you are looking for

Corey Hitchcock

KALPA FAQ’s – how to find what you are looking for in the PZI Library.

420 Words
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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Text September 18, 2020

Secret Fidelity & One Finger Zen, Even in the Bardos

John Tarrant

I think this is a time when things are kind of changing and incredibly uncertain, and that fidelity to what’s really true to us is important and valuable. And we don’t have to pretend that when difficulties are here, they’re not here. But also, we don’t have to pretend that they cancel the illumination, because nothing does, really. Even if we’re dying, the brightness of life is still there. And after we’re dead, we’ll worry about that later, [laughs] when the time comes in the bardos.

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Audio September 8, 2020

Standing in Your Own Place with Allison Atwill Roshi

Allison Atwill

PZI Zen – Sesshin Winter 2018. Dharma talk relaying the narrow escape for two natural disaster one after another in devastating fire and debris flows afterward.

71' 38"
Text July 27, 2020

The Storehouse of Treasures – Rising From Stillness Retreat, 2014

John Tarrant

Transcript: So. The storehouse of treasures opens by itself. You can take them and use them any way you wish. And there’s a certain kind of, I don’t know, as if we get ashamed for existing, ashamed for being ourselves, ashamed for feeling what we feel, ashamed for thinking what we think, and a lot of what meditation does is it allows us to look, well is that really right, is that what I want.

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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 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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Video June 8, 2019

Realm of the Buddha, Realm of the Demon

David Weinstein

David Weinstein presents at the Great Winter Bare Bones Sesshin 2011 on “Thus I have heard,” and other Zen wisdom. January, 2011.

37' 22"
Video June 7, 2019

It’s Alive, It’s Alive

John Tarrant

John Tarrant presents a dharma talk at the Winter 2011 Bare Bones Sesshin on the experimental nature of PZI koan practice, and being “alive.” January, 2011.

54' 17"
Video July 20, 2017

The Great Way

John Tarrant

John Tarrant Roshi presenting at the Winter Bare Bones Sesshin 2011 on “The Great Way,” and other interesting bits on transformation of consciousness.

81' 32"
Video July 20, 2017

Chien is Separated From Her Soul

Allison Atwill

Art Sensei Allison Atwill presents on the koan “Ch’ien is separated from her soul” at the Winter 2011 Bare Bones Sesshin. Allison describes her creative process and how the koan becomes a work of art. January 19, 2011.

19' 19"
Video July 20, 2017

Are You Afraid of This Happiness?

David Weinstein, John Tarrant

On the final evening of Winter Bare Bones Sesshin, John Tarrant begins with a story of the Buddha as a child under the rose apple tree. January 21, 2011.

79' 12"