PZI Teacher Archives

Shelter (MK14)

KOAN:

Taking the form of Guanyin, (the bodhisattva of great compassion) find shelter for the homeless one.

—PZI Miscellaneous Koans, Case 14

Video February 14, 2023

Great Silence at the Beginning: Shelter for the Homeless Person

Michelle Riddle

In trying hard to find home, Michelle realizes that everything is happening on a deeper level, in great silence. Everything is always coming through—our role is to notice without manipulating the situation. 17-minute excerpt from January Sunday Zen, Part 4.

16' 48"
Video February 14, 2023

Great Silence at the Beginning: When Nowhere Is Home

Tess Beasley

When even your own being can feel like the wrong container, Tess Beasley talks about the other side of finding home, where nowhere is home: the great silence that is before all divisions and differentiation. 15-minute excerpt from January Sunday Zen, Part 4.

15' 35"
Video February 14, 2023
15' 28"
Video February 8, 2023

Great Silence at the Beginning: Life Is Like Kissing

Michelle Riddle

An excerpt from Part 4 of Great Silence at the Beginning on January 29, 2023. Michelle Riddle reads a poem written by John Tarrant for the dedication of a new healing center.

2' 8"
Video June 26, 2017

Not Knowing Is Most Intimate

John Tarrant

Using the koans Not Knowing is Most Intimate and Taking the Form of Guan Yin Find Shelter for the Homeless Person, John Tarrant talks about the intimacy that comes when we turn toward vulnerability and no longer need to defend against life.

25' 7"
Video June 7, 2017

Guanyin

Allison Atwill

Allison Atwill presenting on the koan “Taking the form of Guanyin, find shelter for the homeless person.”

39' 2"