PZI Teacher Archives

What Does Essential Nature Look Like? (MK28)

KOAN:

a. The leaves of the lotus are round, round, rounder than a mirror.

b. The thorn of the water nut is sharp, sharp, sharper than an awl.

c. When the wind blows, the down on the pussy willows floats away.

d. When the rain beats down on the pear blossoms, a butterfly flies up.

– PZI Miscellaneous Koans, Case 28 (Dahui)

Video July 15, 2022

Noticing What Is Sharp & What Is Round

David Weinstein

We are more interwoven when noticing and appreciating the particular qualities of things. When you see yourself in all things, you are seeing with your ears and hearing with your eyes. From a talk in PZI’s Summer Sesshin, June 16, 2022. 11 minutes.

11' 22"
Video July 14, 2022
27' 26"
Audio June 11, 2020

What is Your Response? A Butterfly Flies up!

Michelle Riddle

PZI Zen Online: The moment you are doing nothing the universe is doing you! What is your response? Responses, readings from Atlanta Mayor Bottoms, Yunmen, William Stafford, Joan Sutherland. Koans for troubled times. Each moment is new. Where is the source of your response? No guarantees, anything can happen. As recorded June 5, 2020.

80' 18"