PZI Teacher Archives

Spring Sesshin 2021

Text January 23, 2023

A Donkey Sees a Well, a Well Sees a Donkey

John Tarrant

On thing you realize when you’ve been walking along for thirty lifetimes, is that the journey itself is home. There’s no flaw in what you’re doing. And in the journey you encounter peach blossoms, and you can feel that it changes you. There could be many forms of peach blossoms in your life.

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Text November 14, 2022

Peach Blossom Journey

John Tarrant

A guided meditation from John Tarrant: You’re walking along, and you’re kind of in the middle of your life—which you always are, no matter how old you are, you are in the middle of it—and you’re sort of just thinking and noticing, and then you have this idea: Why don’t I treat my whole life as a pilgrimage? That’s it. That’s what I’ll do.

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Audio April 26, 2021

Spring Sesshin: Whatever Appears Is Part of Your Awakening

Allison Atwill

Allison Atwill talks about the experience of direct encounter in the Peach Blossom koan. Even when I am Mara, it is the treasure that is just for me. PZI Digital Temple. As recorded April 10, 2021.

46' 5"
Audio April 23, 2021

Spring Sesshin: Peach Blossoms & a Russian Boy

Jon Joseph

Jon Joseph Roshi gives a dharma talk in Spring Sesshin. PZI Digital Temple. As recorded April 10, 2021.

46' 13"
Audio April 23, 2021
23' 22"
Audio April 23, 2021

Spring Sesshin 2021: The Lostness & Wandering on the Pilgrim’s Path

Jesse Cardin

PZI’s Jesse Cardin, Director of It’s Alive Zen in San Antonio, Texas, reminds us that lostness is part of peach blossoms, and explores how that might appear on the second day of a retreat—or whenever. As recorded April 9, 2021.

54' 1"
Audio April 23, 2021

Spring Sesshin 2021: Evening Words with Tess Beasley

Tess Beasley

Tess Beasley sends sesshin participants off to dream on April 8, 2021. As recorded x minutes.

4' 32"

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Dharma Theme April 23, 2021
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Audio April 23, 2021

Spring Sesshin 2021: Music for Meditation

Michael Wilding

Michael Wilding enhances the opening meditation for Spring Sesshin with his innovative original composition for flute.

4' 44"
Audio April 23, 2021

Guided Koan Meditation: Peach Blossoms at Spring Sesshin

John Tarrant

A guided koan meditation with John Tarrant to begin the Spring Sesshin. Koan: Peach Blossoms. 7 minutes as recorded April 7, 2021.

7' 0"
Audio April 23, 2021

Spring Sesshin: A Donkey Sees a Well, Well Sees Donkey

John Tarrant

John Tarrant’s first evening talk during Spring Sesshin. Does the well also see the donkey? As recorded April 8, 2021.

45' 7"
Audio April 23, 2021

Spring Sesshin 2021: Welcome & Talk with Michelle Riddle

Michelle Riddle

Michelle Riddle welcomes all Spring Sesshin participants and gives a dharma talk. See summary. As recorded April 7, 2021.

16' 33"
Audio April 23, 2021

Spring Sesshin 2021: Opening Talk

John Tarrant’s opening dharma talk for Spring Sesshin 2021. As recorded April 7, 2021.

10' 54"