Ghost (MK17)

KOAN:

Save a ghost.

—The PZI Miscellaneous Koans, Case 17

Audio November 15, 2020

On the Banks of the Ghost River – The Ballad of Tam Lin, Part 2

John Tarrant, Tess Beasley

PZI Zen Online 1-Day Retreat: On the Banks of the Ghost River, afternoon session. Reflections on the koan and the story of Tam Lin and brave Janet. Comments. Tess Beasley & John Tarrant reflect. Sesshin closing. As recorded Oct 31 2020.

104' 6"
Audio November 11, 2020

On the Banks of the Ghost River – The Ballad of Tam Lin, Part 1

John Tarrant, Tess Beasley

PZI Zen Online 1-Day Retreat: On the Banks of the Ghost River. Morning session with John Tarrant Roshi & Tess Beasley Sensei. John Reads the Ballad of Tam Lin in which a brave girl helps her lover, caught in the Faery Queens’s caterhaugh (boggy fen), transform. Dharma talk and comments from participants. Complete session. As recorded Oct 31 2020.

104' 6"
Audio November 11, 2020

Audio Excerpt: On the Banks of the Ghost River, John Tarrant Reads The Ballad of Tam Lin

John Tarrant

PZI Zen Online: Audio excerpt from morning session of PZI One-day Retreat, On the Banks of the Ghost River with John Tarrant & Tess Beasley. John Reads the Ballad of Tam Lin in which a brave girl helps her lover, caught in the Faery Queens’s caterhaugh (boggy fen), transform. As recorded Oct 31 2020. Complete 2-part session also available.

13' 9"
Text October 8, 2020

10 Save A Ghost – The Zenosaurus Course In Koans

John Tarrant

Zenosaurus Curriculum 10: Why do people sit around the camp fire with flashlights under their chins telling ghost stories? As well as the shudder that takes us to another realm, ghosts bring romance and yearning—they account for incompleteness, the person you loved but who died or changed her mind, the uncontrollable residue of everything we do.

834 Words
Misc September 30, 2020

Artwork: Save a Ghost!

Michael Hofmann

PZI Zen – Save a Ghost! is the title. Acrylic painting on canvas by Michael Hofmann.

Text August 23, 2020

Predicament Koans – John Tarrant 2013

John Tarrant

So, rather than thinking a predicament is something we’ve got to get rid of, it’s just life—and it has its own dynamism. Maybe we have to walk through it, not run the other way. It’s all right to weep about it, or be frustrated and angry. You can’t be someone else, you are who you are. The gateway is yours, not someone else’s. From recording at Summer Sesshin, July 11 2013, Santa Sabina.

2261 Words
Audio April 9, 2020

Save A Ghost

Jesse Cardin

PZI Zen Online Audio: Jesse Cardin Roshi takes us on a journey to the underworld through myth and story with Odysseus, Circe, Hades. Includes intro to the koan “Save a Ghost,” 2 silent meditation segments, dharma talk and comments. As recorded April 8 2020.

89' 18"