We are exhausted by our own agendas – In Chan the Bodhisattva of Great Mercy vows to stay until all beings are awakened. Her primary bond is with uncertainty. Your recipe for awakening is only for you.
Here is a curation of sesshin dharma talks on a single page, for easy finding and listening. A sesshin is always more than the sum of its parts or its recorded talks. There are morning rituals, greetings, incense passed magically through the screen, changing light, rich silences, moments of humor, tech gremlins, tears, synchronicities, dogs barking, dreams and awakenings that we share. It is a precious moment of timeless play in the universe and with each other. As recorded in the PZI Digital Temple, June 22-27, 2021.
Tess Beasley ‘Opens the mouth of the dead ‘ – a quote from Carl Jung. And revisits the big questions at the heart of zen, like: ‘Who am I? ‘, ‘What is the Way?’ and the turning words of zen handed down at the Blue Cliff.
You are a stowaway in a wild koan journey of picking & choosing told by John Tarrant. He recounts the adventures, awakening and conversations of the great teachers gathered at the Blue Cliff with Yuanwu.
John Tarrant and Tess Beasley welcome everyone to Summer Sesshin. Participants add their voices to the vessel of sesshin. Music from Jordan McConnell. Cantor: Amaryllis Fletcher – Closing words from Jon Joseph.
Second evening talk of the Summer Sesshin 2021- John Tarrant introduces the great master of the Blue Cliff and the great questions and koans of his awakening.