PZI Teacher Archives
Dharma Theme: Immensity is Tapping – Zen Tuesdays
Allison Atwill, Michelle Riddle, Sarah Bender, Tess Beasley
PZI Dharma Theme: Four PZI Guanyins reappear for Zen Tuesdays in October. They marvel at the immensity in all things from various perspectives. Drawing inspiration from Jane Hirshfield’s poem, “Tree,” The Doors’ “Light My Fire,” a golden crowned sparrow, a remarkable brother’s life, and more. Excerpts and complete audio sessions as recorded in October 2020.
Immensity is Tapping with Sarah Bender
PZI Zen Online: October Zen Tuesday session with Sarah Bender Roshi. Dharma talk with comments, features Sarah’s tender story of her brother Tom, with meditation & reflections on immensity entering a life in so many ways. Vimalakirti’s room. “What’s so so close you don’t even think it counts?” As recorded Oct 27 2020.
Wash Your Bowls with Michelle Riddle
PZI Zen Online: October Zen Tuesday with Michelle Riddle Sensei. Zhaozhou’s message to a novice, “Wash your bowls.” A zendo plaque in Japan, “Look under your feet.” Focus on what is hidden in plain sight, right under you, obvious and overlooked. Like the migratory Golden Crowned Sparrows returning in fall. Ikkyu’s “Attention! Attention! Attention!” Complete session. As recorded Oct 20 2020.
Audio Excerpt: The Smallest Things
PZI Zen Online: Zhaozhou’s message to a novice, “Wash your bowls.” A zendo plaque, “Look under your feet.” A focus on what’s hidden in plain sight, right under you, obvious and overlooked. That the Golden Crowned Sparrows always return in fall. Ikkyu’s “Attention!”
Audio Excerpt: Immensity is Tapping
PZI Zen Online: Audio excerpt from an October Zen Tuesday session. Sarah Bender Roshi’s dharma talk excerpted without comments. The tender story of her remarkable brother, Tom. Reflections on immensity entering a life in so many ways. As recorded Oct 27 2020.
Zen Tuesdays: Doors of Perception with Allison Atwill
Allison Atwill Roshi’s Zen Tuesday dharma talk. The immensity of sound as it permeates all barriers. Cracks showing in our traditions and conventions, trying to get back to the old imperfect life. Jim Morrison and The Doors offer up “Light My Fire” as rendered on the Ed Sullivan show. As recorded Oct 12 2020.
Zen Tuesdays: When Will You Meet Today with Tess Beasley Sensei
Tess Beasley leads off the Zen Tuesdays Series with thoughts about encountering immensity, examining creative process, and koan practice as inclusionary. As recorded October 6, 2020.