intimacy

Text February 5, 2021

The Everlasting Body Runs Deepest Indigo: Meditation for Troubled Times

John Tarrant

PZI Zen Online Transcript: It’s a very strong thing to be human, you can be subjected to all sorts of great forces. And sometimes you can win through, and sometimes you die. But we’re all of us doing that, all the time. So I was thinking about friendship and how good it is to love each other and how good it is to have friends and to make peace in our hearts to meet each other. Sunday talk with John Tarrant, recorded June 14 2020.

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Audio January 2, 2021

A Winter Tale with the Guanyins

Allison Atwill, Michelle Riddle, Sarah Bender, Tess Beasley

PZI Zen Online: Four Women Zen Teachers of PZI tell a winter tale, the story of a vast moment that interrupted a battle in the middle of World War I. The Guanyins Allison Atwill, Tess Beasley, Sarah Bender & Michelle Riddle share the telling and teaching with meditation, poetry and reflection. Jordan McConnell on guitar. As recorded Dec 27 2020.

69' 16"
Audio November 29, 2020

The Journey Into Awakening – Kindnesses in Your Wild Temple

John Tarrant

PZI Zen Online: People go to wild places to find their true nature. The wild is here right now in your own wild temple. Anything can happen in the wildness of now. Small kindnesses that open into the silence. The universe is so rich in destinations that you are already at one! The beauty of joining in meditation in difficult times. Music from Jordan McConnell, Amaryllis Fletcher. Complete session as recorded Nov. 29, 2020. 60 minutes.

65' 3"
Audio October 19, 2020

Zen Tuesdays – Doors of Perception with Allison Atwill

Allison Atwill

PZI Zen Online: Allison Atwill Roshi’s Zen Tuesday dharma talk. The immensity of sound as it permeates all barriers. Cracks showing in our traditions and conventions, trying to get back to the old imperfect life. Jim Morrison and The Doors offer up “Light My Fire” as rendered on the Ed Sullivan show. As recorded Oct 12 2020.

80' 38"
Audio May 20, 2020

The Open Hand Way

David Parks

Audio PZI Zen Online – David Parks with the 3rd of his zoom sessions on The Bird Path. Returns to the question: Where are you coming from? What we come out of in this time. Where we change our focus. As recorded May 14 2020.

82' 48"
Audio May 12, 2020

Talking to a Rock

Tess Beasley

Audio: PZI Zen online Tess talks a bit on zoom fatigue and what that implies .Practice as a way of focusing attention – on noticing – noticia or ‘how things become unhidden’. The intimacy of noticing and being noticed. As recorded April 28th.

78' 9"
Audio April 26, 2020

Knock on Any Door, Someone Will Answer

Allison Atwill

PZI Zen Online Audio: Allison sits with the beautiful preface to the Blue Cliff Record, before Bodhidharma’s encounter with Emperor Wu. Noticing our strategies for controlling experience, which shut life out. Issa’s story of love and loss. As recorded April 21 2020.

85' 15"
Audio April 8, 2020

Not Knowing Is Most Intimate

Sarah Bender

PZI Zen Online Audio: Sarah Bender Roshi reflects on the intimacy of not knowing, the nearness of all of us in this dreamy emergent time. Wandering and not knowing are allies now. Includes Sarah’s intro & dharma talk, silent meditation segments, and sharing. As recorded April 3 2020.

91' 1"
Audio April 3, 2020

Layman Pang Falls Down

Tess Beasley

PZI Zen Online Audio: Layman Pang and his daughter Ling Chou fall down for different reasons in this koan. Tess leads the group through meditation and a talk on how the koan entered her life, followed by comment from other meditators on the nature of intimacy. Some silent meditation segments are included. As recorded March 30 2020.

69' 25"
Audio March 30, 2020

Stop the Dogs Barking at Midnight!

Allison Atwill

PZI Zen Online Audio: Allison talks us through the first indications of our new normal. Tenderness for the smallest things. Her talk is first and then a silent meditation with the koan, “Stop the dogs barking at midnight!” Poems & reflections afterward. As recorded March 24 2020.

63' 14"
Video June 30, 2017

When the Seas Got Rough

Allison Atwill, David Weinstein, John Tarrant, Jon Joseph, Rachel Boughton

“Not deciding it is or it isn’t, do you have the courage to be at peace with this? Everyone wants to leave the endless changes, but when we finish bending and fitting our lives, we come back to sit by the charcoal fire.”

During the final night of the 2015 January sesshin, the teachers have a conversation about identity, art, intimacy, and the nature of koan study.

21' 10"
Video June 26, 2017

Not Knowing Is Most Intimate

John Tarrant

Using the koans Not Knowing is Most Intimate and Taking the Form of Guan Yin Find Shelter for the Homeless Person, John Tarrant talks about the intimacy that comes when we turn toward vulnerability and no longer need to defend against life.

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