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Text November 5, 2020

PZI Dharma Theme – Zen Tuesdays: Immensity is Tapping

Allison Atwill, Michelle Riddle, Sarah Bender, Tess Beasley

PZI Zen Online: The four PZI Guanyins reappear for Zen Tuesdays in October 2020. They marvel at the immensity in all things from various perspectives. Drawing inspiration from Jane Hirshfield’s poem ‘Tree’, The Doors ‘Light My fire’, a golden crowned sparrow, a remarkable brother’s life and more. Excerpts and complete audio sessions as recorded in October 2020.

209 Words
Audio November 3, 2020

Wash Your Bowls – Complete Session

Michelle Riddle

PZI Zen Online – Part of the Zen Tuesdays in October 2020. Zouzhou’s message to a novice: ‘Wash your Bowls’. A zendo plaque in Japan: ‘Look under your feet’. – focus on what is hidden in plain sight, right under you, obvious and overlooked. Like the migratory Golden Crowned Sparrows returning in fall. Ikkyu’s Attention! Attention! Attention! Complete session as recorded Oct. 20, 2020.

49' 6"
Audio November 3, 2020

Audio Excerpt: The Smallest Things

Michelle Riddle

PZI Zen Online: Zouzhou’s message to a novice – ‘Wash your Bowls’. A zendo plaque: ‘Look under your feet’. A focus on what is hidden in plain sight, right under you, obvious and overlooked. Like the Golden Crowned Sparrows always return in fall. Ikkyu’s Attention!

22' 34"
Audio September 16, 2020

What is Your Light? – with John Tarrant Roshi

John Tarrant

PZI Zen Online – Hanging Lanterns at the Gate of the Autumn Temple: Orange skies, unhealthy air, apocalypse week in CA and the west. The old agreements are fragile—climate change a long gathering storm, fire a consequence. Having a practice—the simplest thing—a conversation with the vastness. Being lost is an opportunity, as old attitudes fall away. Don’t take yourself too seriously! “Each step along the way is of equal substance”—Hirada. Musicians: Amaryllis Fletcher, Cantor & Jordan McConnell, guitar. As recorded September 13 2020.

93' 27"
Audio September 9, 2020

Everyone Has Their Own Light – with John Tarrant Roshi

John Tarrant

PZI Zen Online – Hanging Lanterns at the Gates of the Autumn Temple – As old agreements fall apart, practice is a kindness to yourself. What is the image of our time: A lamp that lights another without losing any radiance. It carries a moment of change with the warmth of fire. What is meditation: Any moment of sanity. As recorded, Sept. 6 2020. Michael Wilding Flute, Cantor Amaryllis Fletcher, violin prelude and Jordan McConnell 4 vows.

85' 43"