Audio: ‘Fortunate Encounters with Demons, Delusions & Other Unexpected Guests’. Tess unleashes demons. Demons abound in lockdown – they can be helpful! Our protective Psychic Immune system, what triggers a response? How we protect our habitual image. Demons tend to employ certainty & cultivate a ‘life or death’ response. What are they protecting? As recorded May 12 2020
PZI Zen Online: Our ‘disorderly karmic consciousness’. John Tarrant, Roshi on ‘the mind at midnight’ explaining our experience with ‘No foundation to rely on!’ Koans offer our insistent minds a gate. As recorded April 26th.
Audio: ‘Deshan’s Enlightenment Story’ -Jesse Cardin, Roshi reimagines Deshan’s story. the Tea Shop Lady’s wisdom. The journey of awakening, how we make koans our own, and the role of imagination in Zen. As recorded April 22nd.
‘Peach Blossoms’ – Meditation & Dharma Talk with John Tarrant, plus comments from participants. After seeking a teacher for 30 years, at the sight of peach blossoms across a canyon, a teacher is enlightened.
John Tarrant tells a beautiful story koan from Australia, ‘Maralung & the Song Master’, about a song man and his magical allies who help him find and remember his own song. As recorded
Audio – ‘The stone woman gives birth in the middle of the night’. Wondrous images of our uncertain ‘gestational time’ in corona virus lockdown. The children of night. As recorded.
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?
Zoom Zen Audio – ‘Not Knowing is Most Intimate’, Sarah Bender, Roshi reflects on the nearness of all of us in this dreamy emergent time. As recorded April 3rd, includes: Sarah’s intro & Dharma talk, silent meditation segments and sharing.
PZI Zoom Zen Audio – Layman Pang and his daughter Ling Chou fall down for different reasons in this koan. Tess leads the group through meditation and a talk.