Linji's Take the Role of Host (MK38d)


d. Wherever you are, just take the role of host, and that place will be a true place.

– PZI Miscellanous Koans, Case 38d

Text September 12, 2020
3863 Words
Audio July 26, 2020

Emptiness in the Role of Host

John Tarrant

Audio: PZI Zen Online: Our culture needs to renew its old dreams. And it is good when the bottom falls out. We are still held by vastness – our job is to work in harmony with the universe. Take the role of host for everything that appears. Allow not knowing – if you know who you are, you can not take a step! Nothing before us and only a wake behind. The empathic nature of emptiness. Blessings of the Goddess. As recorded July 26th 2020.

96' 49"
Audio July 18, 2020

The Blue Dragon’s Cave – a Storehouse of Treasures, Sunday Morning

David Weinstein

Blue Dragon’s Cave Sesshin, Sunday: Small things, small moments of rest peace awakening, like ‘Thank you’. Appreciating the treasures discarded. The very things that imprison me hold the freedom, if we can ‘host’ them. Being home with them. The Storehouse ONLY opens by itself – no prying or forcing. ‘Returning’ in meditation. Leonard Cohen sings – How the Light gets in. Sunday July 28.

61' 35"
Audio December 3, 2019

Hosting the Life You Have

John Tarrant

“We’d give anything for the life we have,” says poet Tony Hoagland. Take the role of host wherever you are; no special undertakings are necessary.

49' 36"
Text September 17, 2019

Hosting the Life You Have – Koans For Hard Times

John Tarrant of the things we can be skeptical about is that division. This is meditation, this is not meditation, and the question is always, how do you know it’s not meditation? How do you know what’s happening now isn’t it?

5810 Words
Video May 30, 2019

Tyger Tyger

Allison Atwill

Allison Atwill at the Pacific Zen Institute’s 2016 summer sesshin.

40' 7"