PZI Teacher Archives
The teaching of suchness, intimately given by the buddhas and ancestors—
now that it’s yours, keep it well.
A silver bowl filled with snow, a white heron hidden in the moonlight—
Apart, they seem similar; together, they’re different.
—Opening lines in Dongshan’s Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi
What is the heart of any big question? We are swimming in a sea of uncertainty and the mind wants to fill in the blanks. Yet our questions are much smaller than what’s on offer, what’s possible as an answer—the whole universe might be doing something through me.
Allison Atwill tells of a dream, and shares insights on the importance of dreaming dark dreams, our own awakening in that particular form. The universe crafts dreams perfectly—personal fairytales and myths that are just for us, for our own awakenings. An excerpt of the longer Sunday session on December 5, 2021, with John Tarrant & Friends. 7 minutes.