PZI Teacher Archives

Yunmen Reveals the Golden Wind (BCR27)

KOAN:

A student asked Yunmen, “When the tree withers and the leaves fall, what’s that?”
Yunmen said, “The Golden Wind reveals itself.”

—Blue Cliff Record Case 27 (transl. by John Tarrant & Joan Sutherland)

Audio November 2, 2023

Fall Sesshin: The Golden Wind – Autumnal Eternity

John Tarrant

The mind is an artist ceaselessly creating narrative with a need to skip out of experience into story. The Daoists encourage us to remain in the dance—not to make a plan is the Way: Remove the barriers to your life and exclude nothing! Your very heart mind is Buddha.

43' 53"
Audio June 9, 2021

Put Out the Fire – A Panel on Koan Practice & Pain

Jon Joseph

Jon Joseph Roshi assembles a panel of four PZI meditators who have varied experiences of chronic and severe pain. Koan meditation has helped all of them find a way to allow in the pain—to not exclude it—and to see it as a profound teacher and ally. Recorded May 31, 2021.

52' 15"
Audio November 27, 2017
54' 19"