PZI Teacher Archives
Going to Wild Places (MK73)
People go to wild places to search for their true nature. When you do this, where is your true nature?
—PZI Miscellaneous Koans, Case 73a (1st of Doushuai’s 3 Barriers)
Dharma Theme: In the Wild – Mountain Koans & Poems
Eventually you come to a place where you can’t go on and you can’t go back. You have arrived at the base of cliffs; you can’t scale them, you can’t get around them, and there’s no handy tunnel through them. It’s a daunting place—that’s the point of it. And when you arrive here your life and your journey can become your own.
Audio Excerpt: Going to Wild Places – Jon Joseph Comments
PZI Zen Online: Teacher comments during John Tarrant’s Sunday Journey Into Awakening. A response to Going to Wild Places, from Jon Joseph. Jon asks for a Mountain Lion experiential standard: “How many Mountain Lions was that dinner?” As recorded Nov 29 2020. 10 minutes.
Excerpt: In Your Wild Temple – Journey Into Awakening
PZI Zen Online: Excerpt from Journey Into Awakening. Where is your true nature? Right there in your wild temple.
The Journey Into Awakening: Kindnesses in Your Wild Temple
People go to wild places to find their true nature. The wild is here, right now, in your own wild temple. Anything can happen in the wildness of now. Small kindnesses open into the silence. The universe is so rich in destinations and you are already in one! The beauty of gathering for meditation in difficult times. Music from Jordan McConnell, Amaryllis Fletcher. PZI Zen Online. Complete session as recorded Nov. 29, 2020. 60 minutes.
Excerpt: An Impossible Task – Journey Into Awakening
PZI Zen Online: Excerpt from The Journey Into Awakening. A story especially for this Covid lockdown Thanksgiving. A woman gets a task that seems impossible and which she must practice without fail for a year. As recorded Nov. 22, 2020. 17 minutes.