PZI Teacher Archives
Video July 12, 2022
What’s Possible if I’m Not Making a Me
Tess talks about how koans ferret out our strategies for making a me, from a dharma talk in Summer Sesshin, June 15, 2022. 2 minutes.
Audio September 7, 2021
Taking the Risk – Meditating with a Tyger at the Summer Lake
Allison Atwill, Michelle Riddle, Tess Beasley
Meetings in Zen can feel risky just like meeting a “tyger” or a mountain lion on a footpath. And yet that is the open gate, the place where we become available to the gifts of the universe. When barriers to experience are down, anything can happen. Guishan’s enlightenment did not stop his travels, and a tiger helped him think twice about leaving his monastery.