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Meditation Library

There are 12 pieces here.

A guided meditation – a short segment of a longer session.

Audio May 11, 2021

Guided Meditation: Free & Easy Wandering Series – Jiashan’s State of Mind

A guided meditation with John Tarrant. The koan for this meditation was translated by John Tarrant & Joan Sutherland: “What is Jiashan’s state of mind?” 20 minutes as recorded May 9, 2021.

20' 52"
Audio May 7, 2021
6' 19"
Audio April 29, 2021

Guided Meditation: The Ox Follows

Jon Joseph guides a meditation on the Ox-herding pictures 4 & 5. PZI Zen Online. As recorded March 22, 2021. 7 minutes.

11' 26"
Audio April 23, 2021

Guided Meditation: Peach Blossoms at Spring Sesshin

John Tarrant

A guided meditation with John Tarrant to begin the Spring Sesshin. Koan: Peach Blossoms. 7 minutes as recorded April 7, 2021.

7' 0"
Audio March 22, 2021
32' 29"
Audio March 19, 2021

Meditation: Who’s Hearing?

John Tarrant

A 17 minute guided meditation with John Tarrant as recorded March 14th 2021.

7' 53"
Audio March 2, 2021

Meditation: Put Out That Fire across the River

Jesse Cardin

An 18-minute guided koan meditation with Jesse Cardin Roshi of PZI & Awakened Insight in San Antonio, Texas.

18' 49"
Audio February 10, 2021

Guided Meditation: Mazu’s Current Matter

John Tarrant

Guided meditation with John Tarrant. Who is sitting? Who hears the bell? Always a good start for a meditation. John shares Master Ma’s comment on “the current matter”— this very moment of your life as a most important gate. Audio excerpt recorded Feb. 7 2021, PZI Zen Online. 25 minutes.

24' 19"
Audio February 10, 2021

Guided Meditation with Jon Joseph: Falling into a Well

Jon Joseph

Jon Joseph Roshi gives an overview, then the koan “What is the Way?” leading into meditation with Baling’s “A clearly enlightened person falls into a well.” Or does a well fall into that person? Audio excerpt as recorded Feb. 1 2021, PZI Zen Online. 28 minutes.

29' 4"
Audio February 9, 2021

Guided Meditation with John Tarrant: The Whole Purpose of Your Life

John Tarrant

John Tarrant guides a 9-minute meditation with Master Ma’s koan, “The whole purpose of your life is contained in the current matter.” Audio excerpt recorded Feb. 9 2021, PZI Zen Online.

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Audio January 25, 2021

Meditation: Suddenly It’s Midnight

John Tarrant

PZI Zen Online: Excerpt from John Tarrant’s Sunday Talk—Handing Things On in the Dark. A 10-minute meditation on finding a face at midnight. As recorded Jan. 3rd 2021.

9' 33"
Audio July 29, 2020

Girl Power! To Wake or Not Wake A Girl From Samadhi

Sarah Bender

Audio PZI Zen Online: Sarah Bender Roshi unfolds a beautiful guided koan meditation from GGcase 42. Who is this mysterious girl who keeps company with Shakyamuni? She who can not be wakened except by ‘Delusive Wisdom’ or Momiyo from the underworld? When did she arrive? In moments of separation what wakes us? What is this insistence that wakes us? Waking or not waking it is all ‘an elegant performance!’ As recorded July 8 2020

92' 59"