PZI Teacher Archives
2017 Summer sesshin
What Do You Want?
John Tarrant gives a talk during the Summer 2017 sesshin. July 20, 2017.
The Nature of Practice
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..
The Bird Path
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.
This Twilight World of Dreams
Jon Joseph gives a talk on the twilight world – Sambhogakaya and the three bodies at the 2017 Summer sesshin.
The Dark Way
John Tarrant gives a talk at the 2017 Summer sesshin. Evening of July 17, 2017.
Descending Through White Clouds
Rachel Boughton gives a talk during the Summer 2017 sesshin. July 22, 2017.
Settling into Retreat
Rachel Boughton gives a talk at the Summer 2017 sesshin. Morning of July 18, 2017.
Every Action is a Dharmic Action
David Weinstein gives a talk at the 2017 Summer sesshin. Morning of July 17, 2017.
John Tarrant gives a talk at the 2017 Summer sesshin. Evening of July 16, 2017.