Before Thinking Good or Evil: A Suburban Retreat with Jon Joseph and Friends 

November 30–December 3, 2017 
Mercy Center
Burlingame, CA 

This weekend retreat is designed to accommodate both low-cost commuting as well as modest-cost residency at the center. It will not require any previous experience and, in a relaxed environment, will include sitting and walking meditation, talks and sharing, and a chance to meet with a teacher to discuss your practice.

There Is Nothing I Dislike: John Tarrant and Rachel Boughton in Seattle

November 4–5, 2017
Talaris Conference Center
Seattle, WA

In the dream of our lives, it can seem that there’s a lot to dislike. Dog bites, bee stings, grief, frustration and truly devastating setbacks… But sometimes it’s not like that at all. When we see the light inside things it changes how we live our lives. We find we are at home and we care for one another, too.

Join John Tarrant in Bhutan

October 4-17, 2017

Join John Tarrant for this very special retreat, and for rare access to the Land of the Thunder Dragon; John joins a group of Vajrayana teachers for 13 nights and 14 days in Bhumtang, the sacred valley of Bhutan, including tours and a 5-day practice retreat.

The event includes sessions and dialogue with both Western teachers and Bhutanese lamas, monks, and scholars, and registration includes travel visas.

Simplify: An Open Mind Retreat with John Tarrant

November 16-19, 2017
Commonweal Center
Bolinas, CA

In autumn you turn to what has been waiting for you. The goddess goes down into the underworld to that old husband of hers. The hero sails his ships to the underworld to get advice. We let the world carry us all the way to the return of spring. We need less because just being here is so much.

Retreats with PZI

All things return to the one. What does the one return to?
- Zen koan

Learn more about the different styles of retreat offered by PZI. Silence, companionship, creativity, ordinary mind: they’re all here.

Retreat Planner

Plan ahead, by checking out this list of all currently scheduled PZI retreats.

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