PZI Teacher Archives

Yunmen's Give Me the Reaching


A student asked, “What is the inward-and-outward radiance?”
Master Yunmen asked back, “In what direction is your question pointed?”
“What is reaching the light?”
The Master asked, “If someone suddenly asked you this, what would you say?”
The student continued, “How about after reaching the light?”
Yunmen replied, “Forget the light—give me first the reaching!”

—Record of Yunmen

Video April 1, 2023
22' 33"
Video February 14, 2023

The Project of Suffering vs The Reaching

Allison Atwill

What if, suddenly, it’s midnight? The usual navigational tools are not available. The reaching is the important component of this moment. Understanding the suffering we fabricate, which separates us, versus a fitting suffering which opens our hearts in connection. Complete talk from Winter Sesshin 2023.

55' 0"
Video July 29, 2022

Love, Meditation & the Red Thread

John Tarrant

There is a marvelous living side-by-side when we show each other the greatest possible trust—not trying to rush away the feeling of the eternal, together. John Tarrant’s complete Sunday session from July 17, 2022.

78' 51"