a. Someone asked Baling, “What is Chan?”
“A silver bowl filled with snow.”
– PZI Miscellaneous Koans, Case 74a & Blue Cliff Record, Case 13
Allison Atwill uses the metaphor of a harrowing solo voyage around Cape Horn, to remind us of our capacity to turn the boat toward the real. Audio excerpt from Winter Sesshin in the PZI Digital Temple. As recorded January 16, 2021.
Audio Excerpt: PZI Winter Sesshin. Sarah Bender’s comment on a nightmarish moment during the round the world voyage of navigator John Slocum. As mentioned in Allison Atwill’s talk recorded Jan. 16th 2021.
Audio Excerpt – Winter sesshin. jon Joseph was moved to comment on Allison Atwill’s dharma talk, a metaphoric and real solo voyage into the open sea. One sailor had never sailed before and had found a scrapped boat to enter this grueling race with. Recorded Jan. 16, 2021.
PZI Winter Sesshin 2021 – Allison Atwill takes us on a solo sailing journey – a metaphor for sesshin and our lives.
Audio Excerpt: PZI Winter Sesshin. Jon Joseph reads poems and reminds us that even deep in jumbled mountains the cuckoo is calling us home. 2 minutes.
Audio Excerpt: Tess Beasley on the subject of transformation, in PZI Winter Sesshin 2021. As recorded January 15th. 7 minutes.