PZI Zen Online: Hanging Lanterns in the Autumn Valley with John Tarrant Roshi. The Valley Spirit holding us – the mother deep. A big moment in our time, post election. How to cope with Bad Emperors and accord with change. Also, What is my place in the mandala? Finding joy in the thusness of things in all circumstances. Not seeing the light is also the light. “What is medicine? Bring me something that is not medicine.” Bring me something that is not the light! As recorded Nov. 8, 2020.
PZI Zen Online: Hanging Lanterns Series with John Tarrant. John reflects on life as a ceremony – dawn every day, the turning of the earth toward winter and back again. Everyone has their own light. Practice asks us to not refuse the eternal or the poignant daily awakenings, noticings. Music from Amaryllis Fletcher & Jordan McConnell. As recorded Oct 25 2020.
PZI Zen Online: Audio excerpt from Sunday session. John Tarrant opens the dream with the koan, “What is your Light?” and recounts Huangbo’s insights on Buddha Nature as calm mysterious joy. Also touches on the frequent call-and-response in koan practice, and more. As recorded September 27 2020.
PZI Zen Online: A meditation for our time with John Tarrant. Opening with the koan, “What is your Light?” Audio excerpt from Sunday session. As recorded Sept 13 2020.