PZI Teacher Archives
2011 Summer Sesshin
The Plainness of the Heart
John Tarrant presents a dharma talk at summer sesshin on the inherent nature of the heart. June 22, 2011.
The Coyote & Roadrunner Experience
John Tarrant speaks about what happens after an enlightenment experience, big or small, using the Roadrunner and Coyote parable. April 23, 2011.
Ordinary Mind Q & A
John: So you want to say anything? Say something ordinary.
Goblins Q & A
Hakuin would paint that as a demon. This is demon number three. Which number demon is that? And the other things is that thing about how the thing we thought was the problem can transform, there is that real sense of what’s wrong with being a demon? If I think there’s a demon obviously I’m it.
Dreams Q & A
So I’ll take any comments or questions. So how’s it going? How are your demons doing? How are your elephants? What are you noticing in your meditation?
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.
The Continuous Flowing Nature of Mind
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.
John Tarrant presents a dharma talk about mind “goblins” during summer sesshin. June 23, 2011.