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Matisse Verve
Meditation, Creativity, and the Body

September 26 & 27
with John Tarrant in Toronto

Meditation is basically loving life: Loving your own feelings, your thoughts and insights, your own body, your own discoveries, the life you have now.

The Path at the Heart of the World

A 7-Day Retreat with John Tarrant and Friends
October 17-24 in Santa Rosa, CA

 
The path at the heart of the world is inside the realm of meditation, but meditation doesn’t depend on beliefs or religions or even on technique.

Heroine’s Journey with Sieve: All About Life and Death

A new Zenosaurus essay by John Tarrant.

Each day I have schemes, a to-do list, and problems I’m wandering along with, the way an elephant pushes a peanut around a circle. The mind of scheming lives in an everlasting future, it’s the hungry child outside the restaurant, apart from what I imagine my life is for. When we plan improvements to things we put ourselves outside of them, starve ourselves a little.

Featured Articles

Heroine’s Journey with Sieve: All About Life and Death

A new Zenosaurus essay by John Tarrant.
Each day I have schemes, a to-do list, and problems I’m wandering along with, …

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The Tea Lady and the Fox

A new piece by Rachel Boughton, Sensei.
Women who ran tea houses in China appear often in Zen koans and stories. …

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Hidden In Plain Sight: An Article by John Tarrant

It’s like this: You are going along fine, thinking “So far so good,” and then you hit a rough patch …

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Upcoming Retreat Dates

Long Retreats
SummerJune 28–July 4
FallOctober 17–24

Open Mind Retreats
FallAugust 20–23

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Far away from a PZI center? We use LiveStream to bring live video talks and discussions to our greater community. Archived streams are also available below.

PZI Livestream

Upcoming Streams:

May 4, 7pm - John Tarrant @ Santa Rosa
June 1, 7pm - John Tarrant @ Santa Rosa

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Our PZI mission is to create a culture
for the transformation of consciousness through meditation, koans, inquiry, conversation and the arts.

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