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Dharma Theme – Hakuin’s Praise Song for Meditation: Collected Audio

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Here is a curation of four dharma talks on a single page, for easy finding and listening, from Hakuin’s Praise Song for Meditation 4-Part Special Sunday Series with PZI Teachers Allison, Tess, Michelle, & Jesse. As recorded in the PZI Digital Temple on January 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2022.

KOAN:

People miss what’s in front of them and go searching far from home.

—Verse from Hakuin Ekaku’s Praise Song for Meditation

With the turning of the year comes the age-old desire for renewal—the longing for a clean slate and opportunity to start anew, with a life free from hindrances and full of the things we long for.

Trouble is, this can become an endless self-improvement project where we try to substitute one self with another, better one, still holding tight to beliefs about ourselves and the world.

Zen invites us to set aside ideas of good-and-bad and bathe in the original silence that has held each part of the universe from the very beginning. It is renewal born of resting into our inexhaustible true nature and of glimpsing vast forces always revealing our path home.

With PZI Teachers: Allison Atwill Roshi, Tess Beasley Sensei, Michelle Riddle Sensei, & Jesse Cardin Roshi

Here are all four dharma talks in our Hakuin’s Praise Song for Meditation 4-Part Sunday Series, including music for meditation from PZI’s Jordan McConnell & Michael Wilding:

January 9 Sunday Morning Dharma Talk
AUDIO Part 1: Hakuin’s Praise Song for Mediation with all four Teachers
Featured Verse: People miss what’s in front of them and go searching far from home.

January 16 Sunday Morning Dharma Talk
AUDIO Part 2: Hakuin’s Praise Song for Meditation with all four Teachers
Featured Verse: With what you gain from just one sitting, all your crimes are wiped away.

January 23 Sunday Morning Dharma Talk
AUDIO Part 3: Hakuin’s Praise Song for Meditation with all four Teachers
Featured Verse: Going or returning, we are in the right place.

January 30 Sunday Morning Dharma Talk
AUDIO Part 4: Hakuin’s Praise Song for Meditation with all four Teachers
Featured Verse: This very place is paradise, this very body, the Buddha.

Read the whole song from the PZI Sutra Book, here: Praise Song for Meditation