PZI Teacher Archives
Taking the form of Guanyin, (the bodhisattva of great compassion) find shelter for the homeless one.
—PZI Miscellaneous Koans, Case 14
Great Silence at the Beginning: Shelter for the Homeless Person
In trying hard to find home, Michelle realizes that everything is happening on a deeper level, in great silence. Everything is always coming through—our role is to notice without manipulating the situation. 17-minute excerpt from January Sunday Zen, Part 4.
Great Silence at the Beginning: When Nowhere Is Home
When even your own being can feel like the wrong container, Tess Beasley talks about the other side of finding home, where nowhere is home: the great silence that is before all divisions and differentiation. 15-minute excerpt from January Sunday Zen, Part 4.
Great Silence at the Beginning: Homecoming Kama’aina, Child of the Land
Jesse is coming home to Hawaii. 15-minute excerpt from January Sunday Zen, Part 4.
Great Silence at the Beginning: Life Is Like Kissing
An excerpt from Part 4 of Great Silence at the Beginning on January 29, 2023. Michelle Riddle reads a poem written by John Tarrant for the dedication of a new healing center.
Allison Atwill, “Guan Yin,” 2010. Acrylic on birch panel with gold and silver leaf, 36″ x 69″.
Not Knowing Is Most Intimate
Using the koans Not Knowing is Most Intimate and Taking the Form of Guan Yin Find Shelter for the Homeless Person, John Tarrant talks about the intimacy that comes when we turn toward vulnerability and no longer need to defend against life.