PZI Teacher Archives

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Audio February 14, 2023

A Story of Finding and Reaching

John Tarrant

John Tarrant tells a story of finding and reaching. 24-minute excerpt from Sunday Zen on Boxing Day 2023.

24' 21"
Audio October 31, 2022

Fall Sesshin: Evening Words from The Little Prince

Allison Atwill

Allison Atwill reads mysterious and hopeful final words from the book, The Little Prince. Did he make it safely? We don’t know. Recorded at close of the evening during Fall Sesshin, October 6, 2022. 4 minutes.

3' 53"
Audio October 24, 2022

Fall Sesshin 2022: Jordan McConnell Sings Now Westlin Winds

Jordan McConnell

A gorgeous lilting ballad, “Now Westlin’ Winds,” sung a cappella by Jordan McConnell, of all things red thread and the passions of fall: hunters shooting, wild birds taking flight, and the field of love. The ballad is also known as “Song composed in August,” a Robert Burns song-poem, written around 1783. Recorded on October 7th, 2022 in Fall Sesshin.

4' 45"
Audio October 24, 2022

Fall Sesshin 2022: Falling with NO

John Tarrant

When you are falling, there is not a lot you can do about it, but you are no longer constrained by your usual preoccupations. Awakening too, is in the category of things you can’t do anything about. The apparatus of certainty is circumvented and the universe is manifesting and unfolding through us. Excerpt from a sesshin dharma talk recorded October 6, 2022.

19' 40"
Audio March 3, 2022

Bodhidharma: There, I Have Set Your Mind to Rest

John Tarrant

John Tarrant reads the koan story Bodhidharma Sets the Mind to Rest to close his Sunday program. February 27, 2022. 2 minutes.

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Audio December 10, 2021

The 4 Boundless Vows: New Guitar or Old?

Jordan McConnell

Jordan McConnell plays the Four Boundless Vows on a new guitar—or maybe an old one? It has a distinctive sound worth a listen. Recorded December 5th, 2021. 3 minutes.

2' 40"
Audio November 29, 2020

Excerpt: In Your Wild Temple – Journey Into Awakening

John Tarrant

PZI Zen Online: Excerpt from Journey Into Awakening. Where is your true nature? Right there in your wild temple.

9' 56"
Audio October 22, 2020

Excerpt: Make Your Mind Still

John Tarrant

“Whom can I ask what to make happen in this world?” —Pablo Neruda. PZI mission statement revisited: Creating a culture for transformation, and how koans help us to stop and look. John reads Wordworth’s poem, “On Westminster Bridge.” The beauty of quiet still mornings in the midst of it all. As recorded on October 18, 2020.

16' 30"
Audio September 10, 2020

Saving Houses: Fiery Guanyin – with Allison Atwill

Allison Atwill

Saving houses from fire: Allison Atwill Roshi’s stories of fiery compassion and radiance. Audio excerpt from Guanyin in the Pavilion Under the August Moon, recorded August 30, 2020.

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Audio September 10, 2020
13' 50"