PZI Teacher Archives
Dalong's Pure Everlasting Body (Ta Lung) (BCR82)
Someone asked Dalong, “The color body perishes. What is the pure everlasting body of reality?”
Dalong said, “Mountain flowers bloom like brocade, valley streams run deepest indigo.”
—Blue Cliff Record, Case 82
Free & Easy Wandering Series: Mysterious Meetings in a Mysterious Time
We’ve been in a long monastic retreat during this pandemic. Time has slowed. We are opening up gradually now to the world, as more people are vaccinated. We realize we are not going back to anything. The time is changing. We’re all stepping off into the mysterious. Musician: Jordan McConnell. PZI Zen Online: Sunday talk as recorded May 23, 2021.
The Lilies of New Life: Deepest Indigo
The Lilies of New Life: It is spring and John reads poetry of the season. Original music performed by Jordan McConnell, as recorded Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021. PZI Zen Online.
The Everlasting Body Runs Deepest Indigo: Meditation for Troubled Times
It’s a very strong thing to be human, you can be subjected to all sorts of great forces. And sometimes you can win through, and sometimes you die. But we’re all of us doing that, all the time. So I was thinking about how good it is to love each other, to meet each other, and to make peace in our hearts. Sunday talk with John Tarrant, recorded June 14 2020.
Class 5 Audio: Bright Gates
Audio: Class 5 Bright Gates session July 11 2020 with John Tarrant. Please do not share.
The Everlasting Body Runs Deep as Indigo – Meditation for Troubled Times
PZI Zen Online: We are in the midst of great civil unrest around racism and the institutions that support it. Li Bai, Du Fu, Dalung & Primo Levi speak about what remains, what lives, what holds us in the universe—even as we feel most perishable, sad, defeated. The light is still there in all things even without a foundation to stand on. As recorded June 14 2020.
Allison Atwill, “Indigo,” 2014. Acrylic on birch panel, 36″ x 48″.