PZI Teacher Archives

2017 Summer Sesshin

Video September 18, 2019

What Do You Want?

John Tarrant

John Tarrant gives a talk during the Summer 2017 sesshin. July 20, 2017.

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Text September 17, 2019

The Nature of Practice

John Tarrant

A practice is different from a plan. You know what a plan is; you’ve probably made a few of them. A practice has more love in it, because a practice is something you’re doing without being sure of the outcome..

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Video June 18, 2019

The Bird Path

John Tarrant

John says birds open the sky for us when we watch them fly—everything just appears, and then is gone, with no trace. If we trust whatever appears, that’s a taste of the bird path. Might it be true that no matter what, you’re not having the wrong moment, that you don’t have to disapprove? When it’s difficult, it’s good to know that it’s for us, it’s ours. Life is blessing us all the time. Our thinking and feeling “This isn’t it,” is what we call loneliness. John talks about how our practice asks us, “What’s it like to be alive, to be me? What’s it like to be a tree? A bird? What if I’m a fire? What if I’m river?” My mind and the universe—not much difference.

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Video February 25, 2018

This Twilight World of Dreams

Jon Joseph

Jon Joseph gives a talk on the twilight world – Sambhogakaya and the three bodies at the 2017 Summer sesshin.

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Video January 28, 2018

The Dark Way

John Tarrant

John Tarrant gives a talk at the 2017 Summer sesshin. Evening of July 17, 2017.

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Video January 20, 2018
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Video January 20, 2018

Settling into Retreat

Rachel Boughton

Rachel Boughton gives a talk at the Summer 2017 sesshin. Morning of July 18, 2017.

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Video January 20, 2018

Every Action Is a Dharmic Action

David Weinstein

David Weinstein gives a morning talk in Summer Sesshin. Recorded July 17, 2017.

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Video January 20, 2018

Precious Inconvenience

John Tarrant

John Tarrant gives a talk at the 2017 Summer sesshin. Evening of July 16, 2017.

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