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Video September 18, 2019

The Plainness of the Heart

John Tarrant

John Tarrant presents a dharma talk at summer sesshin on the inherent nature of the heart. June 22, 2011.

31' 56"
Video September 18, 2019

Stories We Tell Ourselves

John Tarrant

Roshi Tarrant presents a dharma talk on the stories we make up about events which happen to us in our lives. These stories are often the prison cell in which we live rather than living in the freedom of don’t know mind. October 14, 2011.

16' 25"
Video September 18, 2019

The Coyote and Roadrunner Experience

John Tarrant

John Tarrant speaks about what happens after an enlightenment experience, big or small, using the Roadrunner and Coyote parable. April 23, 2011.

64' 40"
Video September 18, 2019

The World Is Here For You

John Tarrant

John Tarrant gives a dharma talk Thursday night of the 2011 spring sesshin. The universe is here for each one of us. Underlying the troubles and pain of the world there is always a presence, a brightness, which is us and we are it. April 21, 2011.

65' 31"
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 8, 2019

Realm of the Buddha, Realm of the Demon

David Weinstein

David Weinstein presents at the Great Winter Bare Bones Sesshin 2011 on “Thus I have heard,” and other Zen wisdom. January, 2011.

37' 22"
Video June 7, 2019

Silent Slide Show (Winter Sesshin)

Allison Atwill, Roger Jordan

A slide show of Allison Atwill giving a talk at PZI’s Bare Bones Winter sesshin, 2011. This slide show was created by Roger Jordan.

2' 36"
Video June 7, 2019

It’s Alive, It’s Alive

John Tarrant

John Tarrant presents a dharma talk at the Winter 2011 Bare Bones Sesshin on the experimental nature of PZI koan practice, and being “alive.” January, 2011.

54' 17"
Video June 7, 2019

Only For Your Benefit, Honored One

John Tarrant

John Tarrant continues his teaching on Dongshan’s great koan, “Only for Your Benefit, Honored One.” April 18, 2011.

45' 15"
Video June 7, 2019

Baizhang’s Fox

Allison Atwill

Art Sensei Allison Atwill presents on the creation of her painting “Baizhang’s Fox”. This is an ancient koan which asks the listener, “Does an enlightened person fall under the law of cause and effect?” Allison describes how a koan chooses her and appears in her dreams and waking life. Each aspect of the koan comes to life on the canvas. June 22, 2011.

46' 22"
Video June 7, 2019

The Continuous Flowing Nature of the Mind

John Tarrant

The Zen Koan for summer sesshin was “Who Is Hearing?” The talk by John Tarrant and ensuing conversation regards the nature of the mind, and aspects of practice. June 22, 2011.

35' 15"
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"
Misc December 17, 2017

Baizhang’s Fox

Allison Atwill

Allison Atwill, “Baizhang’s Fox,” 2011. Acrylic on birch panel with silver and copper leaf, 30″ x 40″.

Video July 20, 2017

Little Jade

John Tarrant

John Tarrant Roshi presents on the opening night of Bare Bones Winter Sesshin 2011. The koan is “Little Jade.” A woman calls to her servant girl, “Little Jade,” not because she wants something, but just so her lover can hear her voice.

34' 15"
Video July 20, 2017

Walking the Bright Road

John Tarrant

John Tarrant presents on the concept of suddenness — when we enter it, difficulty starts to unpack. January 17, 2011.

35' 52"
Video July 20, 2017

The Great Way

John Tarrant

John Tarrant Roshi presenting at the Winter Bare Bones Sesshin 2011 on “The Great Way,” and other interesting bits on transformation of consciousness.

81' 32"
Video July 20, 2017

Ch’ien is Separated From Her Soul

Allison Atwill

Art Sensei Allison Atwill presents on the koan “Ch’ien is separated from her soul” at the Winter 2011 Bare Bones Sesshin. Allison describes her creative process and how the koan becomes a work of art. January 19, 2011.

19' 19"
Video July 20, 2017

Are You Afraid of This Happiness?

David Weinstein, John Tarrant

On the final evening of Winter Bare Bones Sesshin, John Tarrant begins with a story of the Buddha as a child under the rose apple tree. January 21, 2011.

79' 12"
Video July 20, 2017

Crows Fighting Over a Frog, Part 2

John Tarrant

John Tarrant continues his teaching on Dongshan’s great koan, “Only for Your Benefit, Honored One.” April 19, 2011.

45' 15"
Video July 20, 2017

Ordinary Mind is the Way

David Weinstein

David Weinstein gives a dharma talk at the 2011 spring sesshin, on “Ordinary Mind” as path of awakening.

58' 29"

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