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The End of the World As We Know It

The story of an astonishing evening. A new piece by Rachel Boughton, Roshi:

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Three Turning Words: Adventures in Transformation

Autumn Zen Meditation Retreat
October 8–15, 2016
Santa Rosa, California

In the old days people started to notice that a teacher could say something that would turn you completely around.

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The Heart of Perfect Wisdom

A workshop on Zen and the Heart of Meditation
with John Tarrant in Santa Barbara
June 26, 2016

In a well that has not been dug,
water from no source ripples

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“Where Do Songs Come From?” – A Meditation Retreat with John Tarrant

August 18-21, 2016
Commonweal Center, Bolinas, CA

One night in the Outback of Australia, a singer was sleeping.

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Introducing Uncertainty Club

A magazine of Zen and the arts
from the Pacific Zen Institute

Fresh from the Pacific Zen Institute’s long-running project on Zen, koans, consciousness, and the arts, comes the very first issue of a brand new online magazine – Uncertainty Club.

The Creative Life and Meditation

A Retreat with John Tarrant
September 16 – 18, 2016
The Garrison Institute, NY

The first thing about creativity is not thinking what you are already thinking. It comes from making space, from not knowing, from playing.

Featured Articles

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The End of the World As We Know It

The story of an astonishing evening. A new piece by Rachel Boughton, Roshi:

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Why Play With Koans? An Interview With John Tarrant

In this interview, PZI Director John Tarrant discusses the play and purpose of koans with Sam Mowe of Garrison Institute. …

How To Practice Zen Koans

An Article by John Tarrant
“A koan is a little healing story, a conversation, an image, a fragment of a song. …

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