Here is our curation of full-length Summer Sesshin dharma talk audios on a single page, for easy finding and listening. A sesshin is more than the sum of its parts or recorded talks—there are personal interviews and deep meditation, teaching talks and conversations, old friends and new, ceremonies, brilliant teachers, music, great enlightenment, mistakes, and delight. The play of the universe. Recorded at Santa Sabina Center, June 13-19, 2022.
Great Sesshin, Great Gathering, Summer Moon
An extended in-person retreat at Santa Sabina Center in San Rafael, CA
with John Tarrant & Friends:
June 13th – 19th, 2022
Taking Part in the Gathering
The Great, Round Summer Sesshin
Touching the heart touching the mind,
round as the sun, round as the moon,
round as a bicycle wheel,
roses and ravens and roads through the woods, inexplicably round,
the silence of meditation comes up around us,
and there we feel free,
round as a well full of starlight in the woods—
taking part in the summer gathering,
the round smile of summer
—with John Tarrant and the remarkable PZI Teachers: Allison Atwill, Tess Beasley, Jon Joseph, David Parks, Michelle Riddle & David Weinstein, and Heads of Practice: Todd Geist & Michelle Riddle
Here are AUDIO RECORDINGS of our COMPLETE Summer Sesshin dharma talks, which include music from Cantor Amaryllis Fletcher, Amanda Boughton, Michelle Riddle, and Todd Geist.
**Check out our PZI YouTube Channel for Summer Sesshin video clips and complete dharma talk videos!
OPENING DAY ONE, MONDAY JUNE 13th
Audio: Welcome to Sesshin: We Are Interwoven with John Tarrant & PZI Teachers,
and HOPs Todd Geist & Michelle Riddle
Video: Welcome to Sesshin: We Are Interwoven with John Tarrant & PZI Teachers
DAY THREE, WEDNESDAY JUNE 15th
Audio: Tess Beasley – Our Part in It All
DAY FIVE, FRIDAY JUNE 17th
Audio: John Tarrant – Front Foot & Back Foot Walking
DAY SIX, SATURDAY JUNE 18th
Audio: Tess Beasley – Journey of Refuge
CLOSING DAY SEVEN, SUNDAY JUNE 19th
Audio: John Tarrant, Michelle Riddle, Tess Beasley, Todd Geist, sutras, vows, closing words, & more – Closing Ceremony: Celebrating the Moment
A sesshin is always more than the sum of its parts or its recorded talks. There are personal interviews and deep meditation, teaching talks and some conversations, old friends and new, ceremonies, brilliant teachers, music, great enlightenment, mistakes, and delight. It is a precious moment of timeless play in the universe and with each other.