Audio Library

There are 294 pieces here.

Audio April 5, 2021

The Lilies of New Life: Deepest Indigo

John Tarrant

The Lilies of New Life: It is spring and John reads poetry of the season. Dalung’s koan, Pure Everlasting Body, opens the gate to joy and uncertainty in our time, and this splendid season. Poems by Wallace Stevens, Elizabeth Bishop, William Carlos Williams and winter into spring haiku by John. Original music performed by Jordan McConnell, as recorded Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021. PZI Zen Online.

41' 5"
Audio April 5, 2021

The Lilies of New Life: Everlasting Body – Music for Meditation

Jordan McConnell

Original music from Jordan McConnell, performed on guitar in response to the Lilies of New Life & Dalung’s Pure Everlasting Body. As recorded Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021. PZI Zen Online. Thank you Jordan!

5' 56"
Audio March 31, 2021

The Case for Ordinary Mind – What Makes It So Hard to See?

The PZI enlightenment firm of Atwill, Riddle & Beasley makes a case for Ordinary Mind. Stories of what gets in the way, the nearness of “It” and a season of laughter. Music from Michael Wilding & Jordan McConnell. As recorded March 28, 2021.

76' 35"
Audio March 31, 2021

If Ordinary Mind Is the Way, What Makes It So Hard to See: What Gets in the Way?

Tess Beasley

Tess Beasley’s portion of the PZI enlightenment firm Atwill, Riddle & Beasley’s case for Ordinary Mind. As recorded March 28, 2021.

15' 50"
Audio March 31, 2021

If Ordinary Mind Is the Way, What Makes It So Hard to See: It’s Closer Than You Think

Michelle Riddle

Michelle Riddle’s portion of the PZI enlightenment firm Atwill, Riddle & Beasley’s case for Ordinary Mind. As recorded March 28, 2021.

20' 17"
Audio March 31, 2021

If Ordinary Mind Is the Way, What Makes It So Hard to See: Our Best Season

Allison Atwill

Allison Atwill’s portion of the enlightenment firm Atwill, Riddle & Beasley’s case for Ordinary MInd. A story of a best season when everything went wrong in the community kitchen. As recorded Mar. 28, 2021

19' 34"
Audio March 22, 2021
32' 29"
Audio March 19, 2021

Meditation: Who’s Hearing?

John Tarrant

A 17 minute guided meditation with John Tarrant as recorded March 14th 2021.

7' 53"
Audio March 12, 2021

Beautiful Blossoms, Everything Changing: Unfavorable Winds Blew the Ship off Course!

John Tarrant

We have to travel into the dark to find the treasure—the hidden jewels of practice. The difficulty we would like to avoid is the gate. Sappho said: “Enter the way, enter here.” Meditation is the container, the alembic of change. Poems and music during meditation from Michael Wilding. Ryan McCoy sings the vows. PZI Zen Online, as recorded March 7, 2021.

71' 18"
Audio March 8, 2021

Beautiful Blossoms, Everything Changing: Refuge & the Bodhisattva Path

John Tarrant

Deshan is determined to prove his scholarly certainty. He encounters 2 teachers who help him see the light. John talks about refuge; What is it? Why take it? What is the rakusu? A robe of freedom? Zen rests ultimately in mystery and cultivates uncertainty. Having confidence in the light always working inside you – Linji’s teachings. PZI’s approach: working with vows as koans. Music -Jordan McConnell. As recorded Feb. 28th, 2021.

73' 21"
Audio March 2, 2021

Meditation: Put Out That Fire across the River

Jesse Cardin

An 18-minute guided koan meditation with Jesse Cardin Roshi of PZI & Awakened Insight in San Antonio, Texas.

18' 49"
Audio February 26, 2021

What is the Secret of Caring for Life?

John Tarrant

Evening dharma talk by John Tarrant Roshi in Winter Sesshin. As recorded January 19, 2018.

53' 42"
Audio February 26, 2021

Seeing with the Eyes of the Dark

John Tarrant

Evening dharma talk by John Tarrant in Winter Sesshin. As recorded January 18, 2018.

60' 9"
Audio February 26, 2021

Standing in Your Own Place

Allison Atwill

Morning dharma talk by Allison Atwill in Winter Sesshin. As recorded January 19, 2018.

71' 38"
Audio February 26, 2021

Maybe This IS IT

John Tarrant

Morning dharma talk by John Tarrant in Winter Sesshin. As recorded January 20, 2018.

65' 53"
Audio February 26, 2021

Enter Here, Step Through

John Tarrant

Evening dharma talk by John Tarrant in Winter Sesshin. As recorded January 17, 2018.

48' 15"
Audio February 26, 2021

Turn the Light Around, Then Return

David Weinstein

Morning dharma talk by David Weinstein in Winter Sesshin. As recorded January 17, 2018.

73' 47"
Audio February 26, 2021

Mysterious Source of the Bright

John Tarrant

Evening dharma talk by John Tarrant in Winter Sesshin. As recorded January 16, 2018.

59' 50"
Audio February 26, 2021

10,000 Kalpa Fire

Allison Atwill

Morning dharma talk by Allison Atwill in Winter Sesshin. As recorded January 16, 2018.

92' 50"
Audio February 26, 2021

Taking Part in the Gathering

John Tarrant

Evening dharma talk by John Tarrant in Winter Sesshin. As recorded January 15, 2018.

29' 2"
Audio February 26, 2021

Emptiness

John Tarrant

Evening dharma talk by John Tarrant in Summer Sesshin. As recorded June 15, 2018.

60' 10"
Audio February 26, 2021

Into the Gone Beyond

John Tarrant

Evening dharma talk by John Tarrant in Summer Sesshin. As recorded June 13, 2018.

54' 34"
Audio February 26, 2021

The Heart Sutra Koan

John Tarrant

Evening dharma talk by John Tarrant in Summer Sesshin. As recorded June 14, 2018.

49' 20"
Audio February 26, 2021

Mantra of Great Magic

John Tarrant

Evening dharma talk by John Tarrant in Summer Sesshin. As recorded June 12, 2018.

53' 27"
Audio February 17, 2021

The Ink Dark Moon: Love Is the Mess of the World

Michelle Riddle

Our Q’s & A’s of love and Zen, from The Ink Dark Moon Sunday session. In Zen nothing is excluded. Turning toward everything, even what doesn’t fit with our description of reality. We long to be seen as we truly are and are equally terrified of the possibility of being found. What your heart longs for is in your life now! Audio excerpt, as recorded Feb. 14 2021, PZI Zen Online.

13' 1"
Audio February 17, 2021

The Ink Dark Moon: Calling Myself Beloved

Allison Atwill

Allison Atwill explores cases against life and love, the ways we block the universe’s gifts—and how we “abide somewhere” by clinging to lack. Or, we hang on to what we have like Deshan and his commentaries. We want to be included, “to feel beloved on earth.” Where is love in Zen? Included! Audio excerpt from The Ink Dark Moon. As recorded Feb. 14 2021, PZI Zen Online.

26' 8"
Audio February 17, 2021

The Ink Dark Moon: What Is It To Meet Things?

Tess Beasley

Tess Beasley asks, “What is it to meet things?” as she introduces The Ink Dark Moon – stories on Meetings, Love, and Zen. Love brings something forth in us. We stop into noticing and find ourselves within the vast, strange territory of love. Poems from Kyoto’s Golden Age. The beauty of longing, missing, loss. Dokusan, the meeting without barriers between student and teacher. Audio excerpt from The Ink Dark Moon. As recorded Feb. 14th 2021, PZI Zen Online.

17' 2"
Audio February 17, 2021

The Ink Dark Moon: Of Love and Zen

Allison Atwill, Michelle Riddle, Tess Beasley

Atwill, Riddle & Beasley give us The Ink Dark Moon – stories of Zen and Love on Valentine’s Day. Complete session with music and The Four Boundless Vows. Jordan McConnell plays Love Me Tender. As recorded Feb. 14th 2021, PZI Zen Online. 59 minutes.

73' 17"
Audio February 17, 2021

The Ink Dark Moon: Love Me Tender – Music for Meditation

Jordan McConnell

Music for meditation during Atwill, Riddle & Beasley’s The Ink Dark Moon. A Valentine’s Day day gift from musician Jordan McConnell. Audio excerpt as recorded Feb. 14 2021, PZI Zen Online.

4' 45"
Audio February 10, 2021

Guided Meditation with John Tarrant: This Current Matter

John Tarrant

Guided meditation with John Tarrant. Who is sitting? Who hears the bell? Always a good start for a meditation. John shares Master Ma’s comment on “the current matter”— this very moment in your life as a most important gate. Audio excerpt recorded Feb. 7 2021, PZI Zen Online. 25 minutes.

24' 19"