PZI Teacher Archives

2011 Hunters Moon Sesshin

Video June 18, 2019

Be the Host

John Tarrant

John Tarrant opens Autumn sesshin with the zen koan “Be the Host.” Inviting the listener to take the position of the host, inviting all guests into the home body. Welcome them all, whether an emotional storm of sadness, joy, grief, happiness, despair or laughter. Host this! October 10, 2011.

34' 7"
Video June 7, 2019

Refuge as Initiation

John Tarrant

John Tarrant presents a dharma talk about taking refuge in the Pacific Zen Institute tradition as an initiatory process.

41' 20"
Video October 14, 2011

Undoing, Unfinding, and Unknowing as Paths to Awakening

John Tarrant

John Tarrant speaks on undoing, unfinding, and unknowing as pathways to awakening, and exploring the mind’s often dubious reasons for the way things are.

16' 25"
Text October 13, 2011

Moonlight on the Path

John Tarrant

There is another point of view here; it goes something like this: when you really step into the now, when you really meet today, all the ideas about should have, could have, would have, disappear, and we‘re all participating in this universe.

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