Audio July 16, 2020

The Grand Beast of Sesshin

John Tarrant, Jordan McConnell, Michael Wilding, Michelle Riddle, Ryan McCoy, Tess Beasley

PZI Zen Online Audio: Blue Dragon’s Cave, evening talk & closing of sesshin. The grand beast of sesshin! Old Dragon & Tygher teachers meeting new teachers. A text on powers of dragons. Machado poem, “Only a wake behind us.” Intimacy of Mazu’s dharma, “How are you?” Sesshin is a work of art like a rakusu. We are always temporarily assembling ourselves. All faults included in the cave. Mazu—as practice deepens make yourself a raft to transport others. Carrying the Dao is what you are! Michael Wilding sax, Jordan McConnell guitar, Amy Fletcher cantor, Jan Brogan HOP.

89' 6"
Audio July 10, 2020

Be a Tiger at Home in the Mountains

John Tarrant, Michelle Riddle

PZI Zen Online Audio: Into the Cave of the Blue Dragon, Summer Sesshin. Sesshin opening with John Tarrant & Michelle Riddle. John talks about meditation on sesshin. Stories: District Mistress Fan & Yuan Wu, “so near at hand.” Tabor’s poem. So easy to think I am not enough. Xing Quin “One drop, just ink – 2 drops a dragon is born.” We are each in community and discovering together. Yunmen’s Talking to a Rock. Alan Watts – Letting go, “Don’t prevent the world from falling apart.” Be a tiger at home in the mountains. Closing prayer: Cantor Amaryllis Fletcher, Jordan McConnell on guitar. The four vows. Jon Joseph Roshi’s evening words. As recorded Thursday, June 25 2020.

38' 16"