PZI Teacher Archives

Yunmen's Give Me the Reaching


A student asked, “What is the inward-and-outward radiance?”
Master Yunmen asked back, “In what direction is your question pointed?”
“What is reaching the light?”
The Master asked, “If someone suddenly asked you this, what would you say?”
The student continued, “How about after reaching the light?”
Yunmen replied, “Forget the light—give me first the reaching!”

—Record of Yunmen

Audio February 27, 2023
44' 17"
Audio February 22, 2023

Carried by What Is True

John Tarrant

When we meet, as in sesshin, we create and participate in a field of knowledge. There is a necessity of being lost on the path. Yunmen wants your descent—the better to allow the whole of life in. He asks, What is your light? He trusts the field to help people find their own way. Complete talk from Winter Sesshin 2023.

43' 46"
Audio February 14, 2023

The Project of Suffering vs The Reaching

Allison Atwill

What if, suddenly, it’s midnight? The usual navigational tools are not available. The reaching is the important component of this moment. Understanding the suffering we fabricate, which separates us, versus a fitting suffering which opens our hearts in connection. Complete talk from Winter Sesshin 2023.

55' 0"
Audio August 23, 2022

Love, Meditation & the Red Thread

John Tarrant

There is a marvelous living side-by-side when we show each other the greatest possible trust—not trying to rush away the feeling of the eternal, together. John Tarrant’s complete Sunday session audio from July 17, 2022.

78' 53"