PZI Teacher Archives

Lingzhao's Blades of Grass


Layman Pang was meditating when he suddenly cried out, “It’s difficult, difficult, difficult! And I’ve put ten coats of linseed oil on this platform, too!” 

His wife said, “It’s easy, easy, easy! Just turn your eye to the floor, lower your feet to it, and be on your way!”

Their daughter Lingzhao said, “It’s neither hard nor easy! The mind of the old teachers is in every blade of grass!”

—The Recorded Sayings of Layman Pang

Audio March 23, 2023

Sickness & Medicine – Deep Listening

John Tarrant

It’s all medicine, really. Everything has Buddha nature, beauty and value. Healing is the big point of view. So the point is not to panic when the big moments come. If you can move out of your own point of view it becomes clearer. Complete Sunday Zen session with John Tarrant & Friends, recorded March 5, 2023. Includes comments from PZI teachers and music from Michael Wilding.

71' 45"
Audio February 27, 2023

Winter Sesshin Closing: The Whole World Is Medicine

John Tarrant, Tess Beasley

As we end sesshin, we go forth in the world and the treasure of sesshin is still here. You can’t lose what you entered into while in sesshin. In the midst of everything, you still have the silence. We can remain open to connection with the great matter.

19' 22"