Audio July 13, 2021

Refuge Ceremony in Sesshin

PZI Teachers

Evening refuge ceremony with PZI Teachers in Winter Sesshin. As recorded January 20, 2018.

59' 7"
Audio March 8, 2021

Obstacles & Gates: Refuge & the Bodhisattva Path

John Tarrant

Deshan is determined to prove his scholarly certainty. He encounters two teachers who help him see the light. John talks about refuge; What is it? Why take refuge? What is the rakusu? PZI’s approach—working with refuge vows as koans. Zen ultimately rests in mystery and uncertainty. Linji says, “Have confidence in the light always working inside you.” Music with Jordan McConnell. Sunday talk as recorded Feb. 28th, 2021.

73' 21"
Video June 7, 2019

Refuge as Initiation

John Tarrant

John Tarrant presents a dharma talk about taking refuge in the Pacific Zen Institute tradition as an initiatory process.

41' 20"