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Music Library

There are 32 pieces here.

Music recorded during talks and sesshins

Audio September 27, 2022

Music for Meditation: The Great Kalpa Fire

Michael Wilding

Michael Wilding weaves a magical solo flute improvisation for the Great Kalpa Fire session from Sunday, September 18, 2022. 5 minutes.

5' 35"
Audio September 23, 2022

Music for Meditation: Variations on Summertime

Michael Wilding

Michael Wilding plays music for meditation, riffing on the Summertime theme. Recorded during the September 4, 2022 Sunday Session with John Tarrant.

6' 55"
Audio July 18, 2022

Not Picking & Choosing – Solo Flute for Meditation

Michael Wilding

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.

5' 6"
Audio June 9, 2022
7' 54"
Audio June 8, 2022

Your Own Heart Mind – Music for Meditation

Michael Wilding

Michael plays a solo improvisation during John Tarrant’s Sunday meditation. Recorded June 5, 2022. 9 minutes.

9' 35"
Audio June 6, 2022

Flute Solo for Meditation with Michael Wilding

Michael Wilding

Michael Wilding’s improv on flute, recorded Sunday, May 2022, during John Tarrant’s What Is This? Sunday Session. 5 minutes.

5' 35"
Audio May 8, 2022

Zen Is Poetry: Music for Meditation with Jiashan’s State of Mind

Jordan McConnell

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.

4' 59"
Audio April 20, 2022

Music for A Morning of Amnesty

Michael Wilding

Michael Wilding plays an evocative saxophone solo for John Tarrant’s Sunday meditation: A Morning of Amnesty. April 17, 2022.

5' 46"
Audio March 25, 2022

Music for Getting Lost

Michael Wilding

Michael Wilding’s musical solos during a meditation for getting lost. Recorded during John Tarrant’s Sunday Talk on March 13, 2022.

4' 57"
Audio March 25, 2022

Music for The Lost Cities

Jordan McConnell

Jordan McConnell plays a guitar solo for exploring the lost cities during John Tarrant’s Sunday Talk on March 20, 2022.

5' 46"
Audio March 15, 2022

Singing the Four Boundless Vows with Amanda Boughton

Amanda Boughton

Amanda Boughton sings and accompanies herself on ukelele. Recorded February 4th 2022, at Winter Sesshin.

3' 1"
Audio March 15, 2022

The Four Boundless Vows with Amanda Boughton

Amanda Boughton

Amanda Boughton sings and accompanies herself on the ukelele. Recorded at Fall Sesshin. February 2022.

49' 9"
Audio March 9, 2022

Disorderly Karmic Consciousness: Sax Solo

Michael Wilding

Michael Wilding adds his original music on saxophone to John Tarrant’s meditation session. As recorded live on Sunday March 6, 2022. 6 minutes.

6' 2"
Audio March 9, 2022

The Journey Itself Is Home: Travelers in Eternity, Music with Michael Wilding

Michael Wilding

Michael Wilding plays an exquisite solo during meditation. From John Tarrant’s Sunday session, recorded on February 20, 2022.

6' 18"
Audio March 7, 2022

Kanzeon: 10-Verse Chant

Jordan McConnell

Jordan McConnell on guitar and singing the 10-verse chant to the compassionate one: Kanzeon, or Guanyin. Recorded on March 6, 2022.

4' 18"
Audio March 7, 2022

Music: The Journey Itself Is Home

Michael Wilding

Solo saxophone music for meditation from Michael Wilding. From John Tarrant’s Sunday session, recorded February 20, 2022.

6' 18"
Audio March 1, 2022

Chanting the Sho Sai Myo Kichijo Dharani

Jordan McConnell

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.

6' 12"
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 December 9, 2021

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.

74' 18"
Audio September 24, 2021

Musical Interlude for Passing Through Danger & Demons

Michael Wilding

Michael Wilding’s transportive original composition, an interlude for meditation, on flute. As recorded September 19, 2021.

4' 59"
Audio September 24, 2021

The 4 Boundless Vows, in Harmony

Jon Joseph

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.

1' 56"
Audio August 5, 2021

Special Program: 4 Teacher & 4 Boundless Vows – Jordan McConnell sings

Jordan McConnell

Special Program on the 4 Boundless Vows. Musician Jordan McConnell’s amazing sung version. Excerpt from the Sunday session recorded August 1, 2021.

2' 32"
Audio July 19, 2021

Musical Meditation

Michael Wilding

Music during meditation: Michael Wilding plays an original composition on flute. Recorded during Summer Sesshin.

4' 58"
Audio July 15, 2021

Music for Meditation: Oh, What a Beautiful City!

Ryan McCoy

Ryan McCoy channels the Reverend Gary Davis as he sings this blues standard during meditation at Summer Sesshin.

3' 14"
Audio July 13, 2021

Koan Meditation with Michael Wilding on Flute

Allison Atwill

Meditation – Music from Michael Wilding followed by a brief koan meditation with Allison Atwill. As recorded May 30, 2021.

5' 50"
Audio June 21, 2021

Guitar and Vocals: The Four Boundless Vows with Ryan McCoy

Ryan McCoy

Musician and new dad, Ryan McCoy, sings the Four Boundless Vows on Father’s Day. June 19, 2021.

1' 38"
Audio June 4, 2021

Guitar and Vocals: The Four Boundless Vows with Jordan McConnell

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.

2' 5"
Audio April 23, 2021

Spring Sesshin 2021: Four Boundless Vows with Jordan McConnell

Jordan McConnell

Jordan McConnell sings and plays the Four Boundless Vows with Amaryllis Fletcher on bells and violin. As recorded April 7, 2021.

3' 35"
Audio April 23, 2021

Spring Sesshin 2021: Music for Meditation

Michael Wilding

Michael Wilding enhances the opening meditation for Spring Sesshin with his innovative original composition for flute.

4' 44"
Audio April 5, 2021

The Lilies of New Life: Everlasting Body – Music for Meditation

Jordan McConnell

Original music from Jordan McConnell, performed on guitar in response to the Lilies of New Life & Dalung’s Pure Everlasting Body. As recorded Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021. PZI Zen Online. Thank you Jordan!

5' 56"