PZI Teacher Archives
2017 January Sesshin
PZI Sesshin closing Sutra ceremony: Purification, Refuge, Kanzeon, Joy in the Roads reading & the Four Boundless Vows. Amaryllis Fletcher, PZI Cantor, plays violin for closing meditation. Sammy Shin, on guitar, Jan Black on Drum.
I Am the ‘Lead Off Batter ‘ In My Life
The question Who Am I?, opens my ability to enter the space that is always there. Getting to base as the ‘lead-off batter’ in koan practice.
The Consequences of Asking: Who Am I?
Inquiring into being a Me, a Who, a Somebody, into What am I?, I lose ‘myself’ and then ‘Everything is true’! Why doesn’t that awareness stay? More interesting to have fun than to be ‘somebody’, but we cling to that. Asking ‘Who am I?’ has a subversive quality: it undoes the world you’re in, your identity. Then the radiance of the universe comes towards you, you’re drenched with the universe, because you’re not in the way.
How Is It That Sickness & Medicine Heal Each Other?
The dark things shine as brightly as the bright light—we don’t need health to shine.
Who Are We Together?
Steven talks about who we are together in response to the koan: Who Am I? Inquiry and discernment. Awareness as meditation.
Who Am I?
The question Who am I! is at the heart of Chan’s origin and our practice. Allison talks about the two states of mind this question evokes: the openness of being vs the making of the ‘me’.
Waking Up in Difficult Times
Recorded Friday evening at PZI’s Winter Sesshin January 2017 on the eve of the inauguration. John Tarrant talks about waking up in a difficult time – when the ship is blown off course into demon country!
Amaryllis Plays Bach on Violin
Amaryllis plays Bach on violin during January Sesshin. 2017.