PZI Teacher Archives

Yunmen's Particle-by-Particle Samadhi (BCR50)


A monastic asked Yunmen, “What’s the deep state of mind in which, through any moment, you can enter all deep states of mind?”
Yunmen said, “Food in the bowl, water in the bucket.”

—Blue Cliff Record Case 55 (transl. John Tarrant & Joan Sutherland)

Audio December 8, 2020

The Importance of Leftovers with Jon Joseph Roshi

Jon Joseph

PZI Zen Online: At PZI we say that every bit of awakening is all of awakening. In fact, the barrier for awakening is so low that our sutra dedication says that “ants, sticks, and grizzly bears can easily jump over.” The bar is low, the gate wide open, the invitation given and never rescinded!

38' 1"