PZI Zen Online Audio: Blue Dragon’s Cave Sesshin, Sunday Talk. Small things, small moments of rest, peace, & awakening, like “Thank you.” Appreciating the discarded treasures. The very things that imprison me hold the freedom, if we can host them. Being at home with them. The Storehouse ONLY opens by itself – no prying or forcing. “Returning” in meditation. Leonard Cohen sings How the Light Gets In. As recorded July 28 2020.
PZI Zen Online Audio: Blue Dragon’s Cave Sesshin, Saturday eve: John’s dream of Orion. We accord with the Dao. What part of your life does not have value? Buddha nature is expressing itself through you. Voles or vials of light, original light that we call koans which kindle light in us. Always there, even in a dark tangled place. Everything showing up is the koan! Memories in the cave—how they are whole and vivid. As recorded Summer 2020.
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.
PZI Zen Online: Audio excerpt of David’s sesshin talk on the Storehouse of Treasures, flipside of the Blue Dragon’s Cave. It can’t be forced open, and the very things I fear most, that imprison me, are actually the treasure. How many times have I missed the door opening on its own? As recorded June 28 2020.
PZI Zen Online: Audio excerpt. John Tarrant Roshi recounts a Sesshin dream—insight on meditation practice. As recorded June 27 2020.
PZI Zen Online: Audio excerpt of Saturday morning session with Allison Atwill Roshi from Cave of the Blue Dragon sesshin. As recorded June 2020.
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.
Audio excerpt: Koans are much more than “tools” – they do you! Your very heart mind is it, so have the intimacy of your life even into death. Friday eve. Summer Sesshin 2020.
PZI Zen Online Audio: Blue Dragon’s Cave Sesshin—the complete Friday afternoon into evening session with John Tarrant Roshi. Music by Ryan McCoy. Cantor Amaryllis Fletcher. As recorded June 6 2020.
Audio- Excerpt from longer Friday morning talk on master Ma, sickness and health at Summer Sesshin.