PZI Teacher Archives
Turning Toward What Is Most Oppressive
Tess tells a story about the confinements of physical pain and long isolation for a musician during Covid lockdown. What are the gifts of turning into the trouble and the fear? 7-minute excerpt from Sunday Zen on Memorial Day 2022.
The Release in Turning Toward What Is Most Difficult
Tess Beasley talks about what it is like to turn toward pain, of whatever manifestation; physical, emotional, collective. What comes of turning toward it? A musician’s transportive journey out of the pain and loss of COVID lockdown time. 7 minutes, May 29, 2022.
Zen Koans & Creative Process: A Conversation
David Weinstein, Jordan McConnell, Michael Hofmann
Zen koan meditation practice and creative process enhance each other. David Weinstein Roshi of Rockridge Meditation Center (Oakland), hosts a conversation with sumi artist and teacher Michael Hofmann and musician and luthier Jordan McConnell. Insights abound on creative process in music and in visual art when combined with koan practice.
Where Do Songs Come From? Jon Joseph with Musicians Jordan McConnell & Jesse Cardin
Jesse Cardin, Jon Joseph, Jordan McConnell
Musicians Jordan McConnell and Jesse Cardin join Jon Joseph to share elements of music practice and their creative relatedness to koan work.
Song Man – Finding a Song
PZI Zen Online Audio: Jesse talks about the creative practice of koan work and finding (writing) a song, following the breadcrumbs of insight, allowing the uncertainty. Everything moves toward “birth with the Stone Woman.” He tells the Maralung koan about a Song Man who finds and finally remembers his song. Includes snippets of the song Jesse is writing. As recorded May 27, 2020.