PZI Teacher Archives

2019 Summer Sesshin

Audio August 2, 2023

The Music of 10,000 Things

Jon Joseph

Jon Joseph on the sounds of the world as the music of the universe. Summer Sesshin 2019.

48' 54"
Text August 6, 2020
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Audio September 23, 2019

Zhuangzi and the Dung Beetle Dream

David Weinstein

David tells the story of Zhuangzi and his dream of transformation: gaining the capacity to dream yourself into anything—butterfly, dung beetle, peacock, cockroach—finding yourself in the dream in whatever form. We can’t know we are in a dream or not until we wake—we are constantly changing and transforming.

56' 47"
Audio September 23, 2019

Awakening Making Itself Through You

Allison Atwill

Allison tells two stories—one from Zhuangzi—and talks about the kensho moment of awakening versus the elliptical path of awakening that is showing up in all its forms moment to moment.

54' 52"
Video September 12, 2019
26' 38"
Video August 17, 2019

Where Impurity Meets Purity

Jon Joseph

Jon Joseph talks about delusion and awakening in Zhuangzi. The treasure house of heaven. (Some sound anomalies we are striving to correct – but wanted you to have access to the talk after Summer Sesshin. – KALPA Team)

27' 48"
Video August 15, 2019

Listening to Your Own Heart

John Tarrant

Listening to Your Own Heart with John Tarrant, recorded at Mount Madonna in Summer Sesshin 2019.

17' 36"
Video August 15, 2019

The Transformation of Things

Allison Atwill

Allison talks about the transformation of things from a story in the Zhuangzi, where Zhuangzi dreamed he was a butterfly. Our plans to become a butterfly are a kind of pressing into ourselves and the world. The flaw is in thinking we have to learn how to transform. Morning dharma talk in Summer Sesshin at Mount Madonna Center, recorded in July 2019.

58' 22"
Video July 31, 2019

Knock on Any Door – Daoist Masters and Zen Koans

John Tarrant

John Tarrant talks about the bond between Daoism and Chan Zen. See transcription with same name https://www.pacificzen.org/library/knock-on-any-door-daoist-masters-zen-koans/

33' 12"
Video July 22, 2019
14' 30"