PZI Teacher Archives
Ikkyu’s Well & The Miscellaneous Koans
Images of water are deep in the meditation tradition. There is the notion that water nourishes us and holds us, and that the Dao flows like water and always finds the Way. Whatever blocks the river, the Dao dissolves it or will move around it. That’s the quality of meditation.
Noticing the Blessed Quality of All Life
When we have a practice, we feel the tenderness and respect for life that belong to zazen. Recorded during Summer Sesshin on June 14th, 2022. 2 minutes.
Zen Luminaries: The Suzuki Roshi Legacy – with Zen Priest & Writer David Chadwick
Chadwick studied intensively with Suzuki and received Zen priest ordination from him just before his death in 1971. Chadwick became a practice leader at Tassajara and eventually studied with other Japanese teachers in both the Soto and Rinzai traditions. A lively conversation with Jon Joseph recorded February 28, 2022.
On Being the Worst Horse, the One Buddha Loves
Who wants to be the worst horse? No one. But Buddha loves the worst horse. John Tarrant on worst horse experiences and the merits of not striving to go beyond where we are. If I am the worst horse then my Buddha nature is there. Music from Michael Wilding, Todd Geist sings vows.