PZI Teacher Archives
There are 35 pieces here.
Music recorded during talks and sesshins
Red Thread Music for Meditation
Original music inspired by and for meditation, improvised by artist and musician Michael Wilding. Michael plays a wide range of instruments including saxophone, flute, didgeridoo and drums. From the Red Thread Sunday Zen session with guest host Tess Beasley, recorded March 26, 2023.
Sickness & Medicine – Deep Listening with Music
Sickness and medicine relate to listening—listening very intently and deeply to the song, the voices of the moment we are in. Music from Michael Wilding from a Sunday Zen session with John Tarrant & Friends recorded March 5, 2023.
Fall Sesshin 2022: Jordan McConnell Sings Now Westlin Winds
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.
Music for Meditation: The Great Kalpa Fire
Michael Wilding weaves a magical solo flute improvisation for the Great Kalpa Fire session from Sunday, September 18, 2022. 5 minutes.
Music for Meditation: Variations on Summertime
Michael Wilding plays music for meditation, riffing on the Summertime theme. Recorded during the September 4, 2022 Sunday Session with John Tarrant.
Not Picking & Choosing – Solo Flute for Meditation
Michael Wilding’s solo flute during John Tarrant’s Sunday Talk: The Great Way Is Not Difficult; It Just Avoids Picking & Choosing. Recorded on June 26, 2022 in the Online Temple.
How Is My Hand Like Buddha’s Hand? Music for Meditation
Jordan McConnell on guitar. Music for meditation, recorded June 5, 2022. 7 minutes.
Your Own Heart Mind – Music for Meditation
Michael plays a solo improvisation during John Tarrant’s Sunday meditation. Recorded June 5, 2022. 9 minutes.
Flute Solo for Meditation with Michael Wilding
Michael Wilding’s improv on flute, recorded Sunday, May 2022, during John Tarrant’s What Is This? Sunday Session. 5 minutes.
Zen Is Poetry: Music for Meditation with Jiashan’s State of Mind
Meditation on the koan, What Is Jiashan’s State of Mind, is accompanied by Jordan McConnell’s musical improvisation on guitar. Recorded on May 1, 2022, during John Tarrant’s Zen Is Poetry Sunday Talk.
Music for A Morning of Amnesty
Michael Wilding plays an evocative saxophone solo for John Tarrant’s Sunday meditation: A Morning of Amnesty. April 17, 2022.
Music for Getting Lost
Michael Wilding’s musical solos during a meditation for getting lost. Recorded during John Tarrant’s Sunday Talk on March 13, 2022.
Music for The Lost Cities
Jordan McConnell plays a guitar solo for exploring the lost cities during John Tarrant’s Sunday Talk on March 20, 2022.
Singing the Four Boundless Vows with Amanda Boughton
Amanda Boughton sings and accompanies herself on ukelele. Recorded February 4th 2022, at Winter Sesshin.
The Four Boundless Vows with Amanda Boughton
Amanda Boughton sings and accompanies herself on the ukelele. Recorded at Fall Sesshin. February 2022.
Disorderly Karmic Consciousness: Sax Solo
Michael Wilding adds his original music on saxophone to John Tarrant’s meditation session. As recorded live on Sunday March 6, 2022. 6 minutes.
The Journey Itself Is Home: Travelers in Eternity, Music with Michael Wilding
Michael Wilding plays an exquisite solo during meditation. From John Tarrant’s Sunday session, recorded on February 20, 2022.
Kanzeon: 10-Verse Chant
Jordan McConnell on guitar and singing the 10-verse chant to the compassionate one: Kanzeon, or Guanyin. Recorded on March 6, 2022.
Music: The Journey Itself Is Home
Solo saxophone music for meditation from Michael Wilding. From John Tarrant’s Sunday session, recorded February 20, 2022.
Chanting the Sho Sai Myo Kichijo Dharani
Jordan McConnell sings the Sho Sai Myo Kichijo Dharani to ward off danger and to dispel demons the nine times required for its magic to take hold. Recorded February 27, 2022. Introduced by John Tarrant.
The 4 Boundless Vows: New Guitar or Old?
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.
Where Do Songs Come From? A Musical Conversation
Jon Joseph, Jordan McConnell, Michael Wilding
Where do songs come from? “Maybe nowhere! They are just here, waiting for us to get out of the way and let them in.” Jordan McConnell and Michael Wilding converse about music, play riffs in response to each others’ inspirations, and then share their histories: how they found meditation and music, and how one practice influences the other. Hosted by Jon Joseph Roshi on November 29, 2021.
Musical Interlude for Passing Through Danger & Demons
Michael Wilding’s transportive original composition, an interlude for meditation, on flute. As recorded September 19, 2021.
The 4 Boundless Vows, in Harmony
A beautiful version of the 4 Boundless Vows for 2 harmonizing voices. It blooms! Thanks to Rose Joseph & her friend Delfine. As recorded during Jon Joseph’s Monday evening talk on September 20th, 2021.
Special Program: 4 Teacher & 4 Boundless Vows – Jordan McConnell sings
Special Program on the 4 Boundless Vows. Musician Jordan McConnell’s amazing sung version. Excerpt from the Sunday session recorded August 1, 2021.
Music during meditation: Michael Wilding plays an original composition on flute. Recorded during Summer Sesshin.
Music for Meditation: Oh, What a Beautiful City!
Ryan McCoy channels the Reverend Gary Davis as he sings this blues standard during meditation at Summer Sesshin.
Koan Meditation with Michael Wilding on Flute
Meditation – Music from Michael Wilding followed by a brief koan meditation with Allison Atwill. As recorded May 30, 2021.
Guitar and Vocals: The Four Boundless Vows with Ryan McCoy
Musician and new dad, Ryan McCoy, sings the Four Boundless Vows on Father’s Day. June 19, 2021.
Guitar and Vocals: The Four Boundless Vows with Jordan McConnell
Jordan McConnell on guitar and vocals, playing a variation on PZI’s Four Boundless Vows. From a Sunday Meditation & Talk with Allison Atwill & Tess Beasley, as recorded May 30, 2021. PZI Zen Online.