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  1. Happiness, a Talk by John Tarrant


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    This is a talk about happiness given by John Tarrant at a retreat of the Pacific Zen Institute, July 2010.

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    • John Tarrant Roshi,"Whatever Confronts You, Don't Believe It" 2-19-12


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      Roshi John Tarrant opens Sesshin with a Koan by Linji, "Whatever confronts you don't believe it, have faith in this light that is always functioning inside you." Enjoy!

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      • John Tarrant ,"What is This?" Bare Bones-1-25-13


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        Roshi Tarrant gives a pithy talk on a very simple koan ,"What is this?". Walking out in the moonlight when the sky is mackereled and the first star is showing in the night sky..."What…

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        • John Tarrant Roshi "Goblins" June 23, 2011


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          Roshi John Tarrant's presents a dharma talk about the mind "Goblins" during Summer Sesshin retreat. This talk is a lively dialogue between the students and teacher. Enjoy!

        • John Tarrant Roshi "Be the Host" Hunters Moon Sesshin 10-10-11


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          Roshi John Tarrant opens Autumn session with the zen koan, "Be the Host". Inviting the listener to take the position of the host, inviting all guests into the home body. Welcome them all,…

        • John Tarrant Roshi "The Continuous Flowing Nature of the Mind" Summer Sesshin 6-22-11


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          The Zen Koan for Summer Sesshin was "Who Is Hearing?". The talk by John and ensuing conversation was on the nature of the mind and aspects of practice. Enjoy!

        • John Tarrant Roshi,"The World Is Here For You" 4-21-11


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          Roshi John Tarrant gives a dharma talk Thursday night of Spring Sesshin. The theme being one of the universe being here for each one of us. Underlying the troubles and pain of the world there is…

        • John Tarrant Roshi "The Coyote and Roadrunner Experience" Spring Sesshin 4-23-11


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          Roshi John Tarrant, speaks about what happens after an enlightenment experience, big or small. His use of the Roadrunner and Coyote parable, was one of the most playful and enjoyable of sesshin.…

        • Allison Atwill "Baizhang's Fox" Summer Sesshin 6-22-11


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          Art Sensei Allison Atwill presents on the creation of her painting "Baizhang's Fox". This is an ancient koan which asks the listener to answer the question,"Does an enlightened…

        • John Tarrant Roshi, "The Plainness of the Heart" June 22,2011


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          Roshi Tarrant presents a dharma talk at summer sesshin on the inherent nature of the heart. Enjoy!

        • John Tarrant Roshi "Refuge as Initiation" Hunters Moon Sesshin 10-11-11


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          Roshi John Tarrant presents a dharma talk about taking refuge in the Pacific Zen Institute tradition, as an initiatory process. Enjoy!

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