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Video June 8, 2019

Thus I Have Heard

David Weinstein

David Weinstein presents at the Great Winter Bare Bones Sesshin 2011 on “Thus I have heard,” and other Zen wisdom. January, 2011.

37' 22"
Video June 8, 2019
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Video June 8, 2019

Predicament Koans

John Tarrant

John Tarrant Roshi leads a conversation on koans that reveal themselves through predicaments. “I might find myself imprisoned in a crypt, or hanging from a branch by my teeth. Or trapped in a job or relationship I think I cannot escape.” A lively exploration follows. July 11, 2013.

42' 52"
Video June 8, 2019

Women N Zen – Ruther Fuller Sasaki

Steven Grant

Steven Grant presents on Ruther Fuller Sasaki as part of the Women N Zen series.

29' 11"
Video June 7, 2019

Happiness

John Tarrant

A talk about happiness given by John Tarrant at Pacific Zen Institute Summer Sesshin. July 2010.

22' 6"
Video June 7, 2019

The Mind is Like a Conjuring Trick

John Tarrant

John Tarrant gives a talk, “The Mind is Like a Conjuring Trick.” Summer 2010.

30' 59"
Video June 7, 2019

Allison Atwill Winter Sesshin – Silent Slide Show

Allison Atwill, Roger Jordan

A slide show of Allison Atwill giving a talk at PZI’s Bare Bones Winter sesshin, 2011. This slide show was created by Roger Jordan.

2' 36"
Video June 7, 2019

It’s Alive, It’s Alive

John Tarrant

John Tarrant presents a dharma talk at the Winter 2011 Bare Bones Sesshin on the experimental nature of PZI koan practice, and being “alive.” January, 2011.

54' 17"
Video June 7, 2019

Only For Your Benefit, Honored One

John Tarrant

John Tarrant continues his teaching on Dongshan’s great koan, “Only for Your Benefit, Honored One.” April 18, 2011.

45' 15"
Video June 7, 2019

Baizhang’s Fox

Allison Atwill

Art Sensei Allison Atwill presents on the creation of her painting “Baizhang’s Fox”. This is an ancient koan which asks the listener, “Does an enlightened person fall under the law of cause and effect?” Allison describes how a koan chooses her and appears in her dreams and waking life. Each aspect of the koan comes to life on the canvas. June 22, 2011.

46' 22"
Video June 7, 2019

The Continuous Flowing Nature of the Mind

John Tarrant

The Zen Koan for summer sesshin was “Who Is Hearing?” The talk by John Tarrant and ensuing conversation regards the nature of the mind, and aspects of practice. June 22, 2011.

35' 15"
Video June 7, 2019

Refuge as Initiation

John Tarrant

John Tarrant presents a dharma talk about taking refuge in the Pacific Zen Institute tradition as an initiatory process.

41' 20"
Video June 7, 2019

The Ear Bug

David Weinstein

David’s dharma talk during Bare Bones retreat about falling down a well. “How does the fully enlightened person fall into a well?” The koan brought to mind an old Maquire sisters song that goes, “Wella, Wella, Wella waiting for the Bella to go ding dong, ding dong…” We all fall into our own personal wells of suffering. David lends a hand to pull us out by sharing his own well stories.

60' 54"
Video June 7, 2019

2015 Fall Sesshin Teaser

John Tarrant

A short clip from one of John Tarrant’s talks during the 2015 Fall Sesshin, held in October at the Angela Center in Santa Rosa California. Here John talks briefly about the meditation state, and “turning the light inwards” to explore what is.

2' 24"
Video June 7, 2019

The Role of the Teacher

Steven Grant

Steven Grant discussing the role of the teacher at 2016 Winter Sesshin.

1' 18"
Video June 4, 2019

Q & A with Allison Atwill

Allison Atwill

Q&A for Allison Atwill’s talk during the 2016 Winter Sesshin.

4' 18"
Video June 4, 2019

Do You Practice? John Tarrant- Monday Night Talk SRCZC June 6, 2016

John Tarrant

John Tarrant gives a Monday night talk at the Santa Rosa Zendo. (June 6, 2016)

50' 44"
Video June 3, 2019
27' 41"
Video June 3, 2019

Beginning with the End

David Weinstein

Starting in the moment of “now”, David discusses the ancient zen master Dongshan, who wrote the koans taught during this sesshin.

54' 0"
Video June 2, 2019

Abiding with Koans, the Mind Comes Forth

Rachel Boughton

Rachel Boughton, Director of the PZI Santa Rosa Center, how-to talk on working with zen koans.

A Zen ancestor was gathering wood and heard a line being recited that struck him. “What was that again?” he asked. “Oh, it was just something I heard up north in a temple.” So he went to study up north.

34' 55"

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