PZI Teacher Archives


Video February 17, 2023

The Path of Practice – Remembering a Teacher

Jon Joseph

Jon Joseph recalls the powerful influence of his high school Zen teacher Señor King, and others along the way, as his unfolding path of practice is carried by the great current.

42' 10"
Video May 27, 2022

Zen Luminaries: Morten Schlutter Chan Scholar & Historian with Jon Joseph: On Hongzhi & Dahui

Jon Joseph

Jon joseph and Morten Schlutter – Koan study in Song Dynasty. Diverse teachings of Dahui & Hongzhi and a bit on their lifelong relationship in the dharma- 4min recorded May 23, 2022

5' 31"
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 May 31, 2019

Judgmental Teachers

Steven Grant

Steven Grant gives a talk on the topic of judgmental teachers at 2016 Winter Sesshin.

2' 6"
Video June 30, 2017

When the Seas Got Rough

Allison Atwill, David Weinstein, John Tarrant, Jon Joseph, Rachel Boughton

“Not deciding it is or it isn’t, do you have the courage to be at peace with this? Everyone wants to leave the endless changes, but when we finish bending and fitting our lives, we come back to sit by the charcoal fire.”

During the final night of the 2015 January sesshin, the teachers have a conversation about identity, art, intimacy, and the nature of koan study.

21' 10"
Video June 30, 2017

Offering Condolences

John Tarrant

John Tarrant talks about the relationship between student and teacher, as well as the relationship between the student and her self.

32' 51"
Video June 26, 2017
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Video June 26, 2017

There Is Nothing I Dislike

John Tarrant

John Tarrant talks about the koan “There is nothing I dislike”, and recounts the story passed on from a schoolteacher, about her experience living with this koan at the edge of darkness and world-weary fatigue. If there’s ever only one zen video you watch, this should be it. Trigger warning: sexual assault. (2016)

6' 49"