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Dharma Theme November 4, 2021

Dharma Theme – Zen Luminaries: A Series of Conversations with Jon Joseph Roshi

Jon Joseph

Modern Zen Luminaries—a series of Zen Buddhist scholars, writers, poets, translators, and practitioners—join PZI’s Jon Joseph Roshi for lively discussions online, with a focus on our Chan lineage. Recordings from the 2021 September 27th & November 1st Monday Zen Online meetings.

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Dharma Theme November 1, 2021

Dharma Theme – Metamorphosis: Collected Audio from Fall Sesshin 2021

PZI Teachers

Here is a curation of our Fall Sesshin dharma talks on a single page, for easy finding and listening. A sesshin is always more than the sum of its parts or its recorded talks. There are morning rituals, greetings, incense passed magically through the screen, the changing light, rich silences, moments of humor, tech gremlins, tears, synchronicities, dogs barking, dreams, and awakenings that we share. It is the timeless play of the universe, with each other. As recorded in the PZI Digital Temple, October 19-24, 2021.

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Sutra Book & Ceremonies October 30, 2021

Ceremonies: Long Readings for Afternoon: Taking Part in the Gathering – Shitou Xiqian

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Sutra Book & Ceremonies October 30, 2021

Ceremonies: Long Readings for Afternoon: The Ninth Duino Elegy – Rainer Maria Rilke

PZI Cantor & Musicians

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Sutra Book & Ceremonies October 30, 2021

Ceremonies: Long Readings for Afternoon: Beginner’s Mind – Shunryu Suzuki

PZI Cantor & Musicians

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Sutra Book & Ceremonies October 30, 2021

Ceremonies: Long Readings for Afternoon: From Four Quartets – T.S. Eliot

PZI Cantor & Musicians

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Sutra Book & Ceremonies October 30, 2021

Ceremonies: Long Readings for Afternoon: Relying on Mind – Sengcan

PZI Cantor & Musicians

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Sutra Book & Ceremonies October 30, 2021

Sutra Book: Out of the Mysterious Source

Joan Sutherland, John Tarrant, PZI Cantor & Musicians

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Sutra Book & Ceremonies October 30, 2021

Ceremonies: Long Readings for Afternoon: From The Record of Linji

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Sutra Book & Ceremonies October 30, 2021

Ceremonies: Blessings: Meal Service & Food Offering

PZI Cantor & Musicians

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Sutra Book & Ceremonies October 30, 2021

Ceremonies: Dedication: For the End of Sesshin (Arizona)

PZI Cantor & Musicians

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Sutra Book & Ceremonies October 30, 2021

Ceremonies: Dedication for the End of Sesshin

PZI Cantor & Musicians

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Sutra Book & Ceremonies October 30, 2021

Ceremonies: Dedication for the End of the Day

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Sutra Book & Ceremonies October 30, 2021

Ceremonies: Ancestral Words for the End of the Day 

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Sutra Book & Ceremonies October 30, 2021

Sutra Book: The Great Heart Sutra – Spoken

PZI Cantor & Musicians

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Sutra Book & Ceremonies October 30, 2021

Sutra Book: The Four Boundless Vows & Four Bodhisattva Vows

The Four Boundless Vows & Four Bodhisattva Vows

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Sutra Book & Ceremonies October 30, 2021

Sutra Book: Kannon Sutra of Endless Life & Enmei Jikku Kannon Gyo

PZI Cantor & Musicians

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Sutra Book & Ceremonies October 30, 2021

Sutra Book: The Great Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra – Sung Version

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Sutra Book & Ceremonies October 30, 2021

Sutra Book: Refuge Vows

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Sutra Book & Ceremonies October 30, 2021
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Sutra Book & Ceremonies October 30, 2021

Sutra Book: Dedication – Thanks

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Sutra Book & Ceremonies October 30, 2021

Sutra Book: Praise Song for Meditation – Hakuin Ekaku

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Sutra Book & Ceremonies October 30, 2021

Sutra Book: Bodhisattva’s Vow – Torei Enji

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Sutra Book & Ceremonies October 30, 2021

Sutra Book: Purification

PZI Cantor & Musicians

This is essentially a confession, but not to an outside entity.

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Sutra Book & Ceremonies October 30, 2021

Sutra Book: Dedication – Remembrance

PZI Cantor & Musicians

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Sutra Book & Ceremonies October 30, 2021

Ceremonies: Long Readings for Afternoon: Song of the Grass Hut – Shitou Xiqian

PZI Cantor & Musicians

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Sutra Book & Ceremonies October 29, 2021

Ceremonies: Long Readings for Afternoon: Song Of Enlightenment – Yongjia Xuanjue

PZI Cantor & Musicians

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Text October 12, 2021

Green Glade of Meditation: 10,000 Feet Down, The Stone

John Tarrant

John Tarrant talks about living in an underworld time, in a descent as a culture and as a world, and as a planet. Accepting the descent, and accepting the quality of being lost when it appears, is profoundly important. And there’s a great, strange, and interesting mystery in that.

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Text September 23, 2021

Awakenings of Linji & the Great Chan Teachers

John Tarrant

John revisits the awakenings and koans of the great teachers, among them Yunmen and Linji. The love, and attention, and faithfulness at the heart of the stories and teachings of the Chan ancestors is their gift to us. And everything we bring to it is an addition into this great heritage, and is part of the layering. Transcript from a video talk in Fall Sesshin 2019.

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Audio September 23, 2021

More Spells for Passing Through Danger & Demons

John Tarrant

Everyone is assailed by demons right now. Demons have a long history in the culture. If you’ve got demons, you’re alive! But you don’t have to get on board with them. Demons come out of your own heart, just like enlightenment. Tess Beasley reads from James Hillman’s “Dreams & the Blood Soul.” Michelle Riddle & Jon Joseph chant a Zen spell for dispelling demons, the Sho Sai Myo Kichijo Dharani. John reads Keats and Coleridge.

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