PZI Teacher Archives
Wherever you are, even in the places you are certain the silence is NOT, it is there enfolding you. Even at Walmart with a toddler, in a flood or at the doctor’s office – it is there, blooming. When we hold it, enter it, trust it, it brings the possibility if more remembering. The Dao that can be told is not the eternal Dao; the nameless is the beginning of heaven and earth. We are always stepping into that emptiness. It is a kindness older than pain. As recored with comments and vows from Jordan McConnell. January 15, 2023.
What are the properties of great silence? It cannot be tarnished or eroded, it can’t be given or taken away, but it can of course be obscured. The whole universe is holding it for you; we hold it for each other and for ourselves. Zen cliches are showing up, with the truth! January Sunday Zen on January 15, 2023. 6 minutes.
If awakening could come from anywhere, how would that change things for you? Wherever you are, even in the places you are certain the silence is NOT, it is there, enfolding you. Even at Walmart with a toddler, in a flood, or at the doctor’s office—it is there, blooming. From a January Sunday Zen session on January 15, 2023. 10 minutes.