PZI Teacher Archives

poetry

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Poem August 2, 2023

Ceremonies: Spring Prospects

John Tarrant

Dufu’s The View This Spring, Changan, 757. This is a poem to be read in time of war.

93 Words

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Dharma Theme May 10, 2023

Dharma Theme: Haiku for You

PZI Teachers

Koans and poetry tumble over each other. Old Zen masters used snatches of poetry as koans. Good poetry has an objective quality and is related to koanville in that way. It does not try to persuade or recruit.

566 Words
Text October 8, 2020

Dream Creatures – The Zenosaurus Course on Koans

John Tarrant

Zenosaurus: Dreams play an essential part in the current of life—while I’m not paying attention, my dreams turn the lumps, details, and meetings of the day into art, giving them depth and a warm amber light.

677 Words
Text October 8, 2020

2 Zenosaurus: Transparent Poems 2 – Transparent Poems & Poems that are Journals

John Tarrant

Zenosaurus: Through poems like this I keep an erratic journal of the thoughts that I don’t quite understand—the thoughts outside my usual thoughts. They don’t have a punch line.

778 Words
Text November 15, 2017

Reading Poetry for Zen

John Tarrant

Spiritual work and the arts can be very near each other. Both of them tell us what life is, how not to lie to ourselves, how to endure and how to love.

442 Words
Text September 18, 2017

After the Funeral

John Tarrant

Poem by John Tarrant Roshi. 1980.

27 Words
Text September 18, 2017

Han Shan

John Tarrant

Poem by John Tarrant Roshi. 1992.

250 Words
Text September 18, 2017

Hula Dancers

John Tarrant

Poem by John Tarrant Roshi. 1979.

110 Words
Text September 18, 2017

Iraq in the heart

John Tarrant

Poem by John Tarrant Roshi. 2003.

374 Words
Text September 18, 2017

Memoria

John Tarrant

Poem by John Tarrant Roshi. 1985.

230 Words
Text September 18, 2017

Poverty

John Tarrant

Poem by John Tarrant Roshi. 1991.

57 Words