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.
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.
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.
David Parks Roshi of Blue Grass Zen in Kentucky enters spring with mowing the grasses and contemplating the weeds. PZI Zen Online. Dharma talk as recorded April 1, 2021.
PZI Fall Sesshin: The Koan Raft – with Jon Joseph Roshi. What is a koan? A koan is a “public case” in Chinese. Koan practice develops a resonance with all things. Any section or word in a koan is a gate. As recorded October 2, 2020.
PZI Fall Sesshin Audio Excerpt: John Tarrant Roshi’s opening talk. As recorded October 1, 2020.
Audio excerpt: John Tarrant, Roshi on meeting our difficult time, quoting Master Ma and Yuanwu. Friday evening at Summer Sesshin