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“Form is emptiness, emptiness is form,” says the Heart Sutra.
—Prajnaparamita, the Great Heart Sutra
Summer Sesshin: Closing Ceremony
John Tarrant, Michelle Riddle
John Tarrant and HOP Michelle Riddle close the sesshin, together with the sangha, letting it go into the gone beyond. Timekeeper Todd Geist gives closing thanks. Musician Amanda Boughton sings a celtic ballad and plays mandolin, Cantor Amaryllis Fletcher chants and plays violin for the closing sutras and four boundless vows. Final day of Summer Sesshin, at Santa Sabina, June 19th, 2022.
Zen Luminaries: The Heart Sutra with Bill Red Pine Porter
Zen Luminaries: Bill Porter (aka Red Pine) joins Jon Joseph Roshi in meditation and conversation on the topics of Heart Sutra, his translation work, and life in Zen. Jordan McConnell sings the Heart Sutra. As recorded December 20, 2021.
Fall Sesshin 2021: Ikkyu’s Well & The Miscellaneous Koans
John Tarrant talks about Ikkyu’s “no shadow or form” in his evening dharma talk in Day 2 of Fall Sesshin. Amanda Boughton sings the 4 Boundless vows. As recorded Wednesday, October 20, 2021.
The Heart Sutra Koan
Evening dharma talk by John Tarrant in Summer Sesshin. As recorded June 14, 2018.
Audio Excerpt: Guanyin Air & Breath Arising with Sarah Bender
PZI Zen Online: Audio excerpt from Guanyin in the Pavilion Under the August Moon. Sarah Bender Roshi contemplates the call and response of compassionate exchanges. Air as breath of life. Anchored in the Heart Sutra. Dream of a room, barely there, full of gifts for all times and places. As recorded August 23 2020.