Audio Library

There are 69 pieces here.

Audio November 16, 2019

On Winning & Losing

Steve Lucas

Steve Lucas looks at the injustice of Fayan’s determination – and also lets us into his zen practice and his world as a competitive financial trader and concerned father.

53' 38"
Audio November 16, 2019

Bodhidharma’s Response to Emperor Wu

David Weinstein

David Weinstein examines Emperor Wu’s exchange with Bodhidharma. His question: What is the first principle of teaching? Vast emptiness ,nothing holy. The Emperor wants to be acknowledged but….

57' 42"
Audio November 16, 2019

Staying With Baizhang’s Abbot/Fox

Allison Atwill

Allison Atwill takes us into the moment in Baizhang’s Fox koan when the old man finally stays and the implications for our world view. Recorded at Fall sesshin Land of Medicine Buddha, Soquel, CA.

40' 55"
Audio November 15, 2019

Who Am I?

John Tarrant

Monday evening at Sesshin 2017 January – John talks about this basic question: Who Am I? How this inquiry sides with the dao and a sense of wonder. It opens and aligns with our natural doubt about all of our assumptions.

46' 27"
Audio November 15, 2019

Who Am I?

Allison Atwill

The question Who am I! is at the heart of Chan’s origin and our practice. Allison talks about the two states of mind this question evokes: the openness of being vs the making of the ‘me’.

68' 36"
Audio November 15, 2019

Waking Up in Difficult Times

John Tarrant

Recorded Friday evening at PZI’s Winter Sesshin January 2017 on  the eve of the inauguration. John Tarrant talks about waking up in a difficult time – when the ship is blown off course into demon country!

56' 21"
Audio November 14, 2019
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Audio November 14, 2019
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Audio November 14, 2019

Hands & Eyes – Book of Serenity

John Tarrant

John Tarrant recorded at Fall Sesshin – Hands & Eyes -The Elegant Path of the Book of Serenity

35' 15"
Audio September 23, 2019

Chuang Tsu and the Dung Beetle Dream

David Weinstein

David tells the story of Chuang Tzu and his dream of transformation – gaining the capacity to dream yourself into anything: butterfly, dung beetle, peacock, cockroach – finding yourself in the dream in whatever form. Waking as a cockroach and the urge to go back to sleep again vs whatever I turn into embracing being it fully. We can’t know we are in a dream, or not until we wake – we are constantly changing and transforming

56' 47"
Audio September 23, 2019

Awakening Making Itself Through You

Allison Atwill

Allison tells two stories, one from Chuang tsu and talks about the kensho moment of awakening versus the elliptical path of awakening that is showing up in all its forms moment to moment.

54' 52"
Audio September 18, 2019
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Audio November 27, 2017

Looking After Yourself on Retreat

Rachel Boughton

Rachel Boughton gives a talk during Summer retreat: July 14, 2014.

46' 35"
Audio November 27, 2017

Hands & Eyes

Allison Atwill

Allison Atwill gives a talk during Summer retreat: July 18, 2014.

60' 22"
Audio November 27, 2017

Friendship with Koans

David Weinstein

David Weinstein gives a talk during Summer retreat: June 29, 2015.

51' 21"
Audio November 27, 2017

Dreams, Drama & Horses

Steven Grant

Steven Grant gives a talk during Summer retreat: July 1, 2015.

57' 29"
Audio November 27, 2017
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Audio November 27, 2017

10,000 Things

Rachel Boughton

Rachel Boughton gives a talk during Summer Retreat: June 13, 2016.

62' 55"
Audio November 27, 2017
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Audio November 27, 2017
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Audio November 27, 2017

Amaryllis Plays Bach on Violin

Amaryllis Fletcher

Amaryllis plays Bach on violin during January Sesshin. 2017.

21' 12"
Audio November 27, 2017

The Golden Wind Reveals Itself

John Tarrant

John Tarrant gives a talk during Fall Sesshin: September 23, 2017.

54' 19"
Audio November 27, 2017

Give Me the Reaching

John Tarrant

John Tarrant gives a talk during Fall Sesshin: September 21, 2017.

64' 33"
Audio November 27, 2017
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Audio November 27, 2017
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Audio November 27, 2017

The Phrase Under Your Feet

Steven Grant

Steven Grant gives a talk during Fall Sesshin: September 23, 2017.

25' 33"
Audio November 27, 2017

Call & Response

David Weinstein

David Weinstein gives a talk during Fall Sesshin: September 20, 2017.

47' 55"

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