PZI Teacher Archives
Summer sesshin 2019
Chuang Tsu and the Dung Beetle Dream
David tells the story of Chuang Tzu and his dream of transformation – gaining the capacity to dream yourself into anything: butterfly, dung beetle, peacock, cockroach – finding yourself in the dream in whatever form. Waking as a cockroach and the urge to go back to sleep again vs whatever I turn into embracing being it fully. We can’t know we are in a dream, or not until we wake – we are constantly changing and transforming
Awakening Making Itself Through You
Allison tells two stories—one from Zhuangzi—and talks about the kensho moment of awakening versus the elliptical path of awakening that is showing up in all its forms moment to moment.
Allison Atwill at Summer Sesshin 2019 – Talks about enlightenment on July 27th.
The Transformation of Things
Allison talks about the transformation of things from a story in the Zhuangzi, where Zhuangzi dreamed he was a butterfly. Our plans to become a butterfly are a kind of pressing into ourselves and the world. The flaw is in thinking we have to learn how to transform. Morning dharma talk in Summer Sesshin at Mount Madonna Center, recorded in July 2019.
Knock on Any Door – Daoist Masters and Zen Koans
John Tarrant talks about the bond between Daoism and Chan Zen. See transcription with same name https://www.pacificzen.org/library/knock-on-any-door-daoist-masters-zen-koans/