Here you will find links to dharma talk audios from PZI’s Online Fall Retreat: The Storehouse of Treasures Opens by Itself with John Tarrant & PZI Teachers. Includes music from Amaryllis Fletcher, Amanda Boughton & Jordan McConnell. Recorded in the PZI Digital Temple, September 27–30, 2023.
The Storehouse of Treasures Opens by Itself
Online Fall Retreat
PZI Digital Temple
September 27–30, 2023
With PZI Teachers John Tarrant, Tess Beasley, Jesse Cardin,
Eduardo Fuentes, Jon Joseph, David Parks & David Weinstein
HOPs: Chris Gaffney and Jan Brogan
Musicians: Jordan McConnell, Amanda Boughton & Amaryllis Fletcher
In the old days there were sixteen bodhisattvas
They all got into the bath together and realized the cause of water.
They called out, “This subtle touch reveals the light that is in everything.
We have reached the place where the sons and daughters of the Buddha live.”
—The Blue Cliff Record Case 78
Unhappiness is all about being separate, constructing ourselves as a separate device in the universe. A bath, though, cleanses us and dissolves pain; it is the most part of tears, ocean, and of our own cells. All the time, beneath our ideas and troubles, we are being carried along by a great current. Don’t forget to wash behind your ears, as my mother said.
SEPTEMBER 27, DAY ONE, OPENING NIGHT
John Tarrant: Enter Here: Into the Bath Together
SEPTEMBER 30, DAY FOUR, CLOSING
(audio not available)
When we enter the temple together, there is a mysterious field effect. We are companions on the road and walking the road—we are lighter, funnier and at peace.