Original Face – A Daylong Zen & Art Retreat with Corey Hitchcock & Chris Gaffney

Sat. March 21, 10am-5pm
Sky Creek Dharma Center
Chico, CA

Koan inquiry is central to getting to the heart of the matter & creative expression brings us into the field of mystery from which the koans spring. Together, they provide a potent brew, nourishing in troubled times. No experience necessary.

The Journey To Awakening: Meditating with Zen Stories and Myths, with John Tarrant

May 8-10, 2020
Garrison Institute
Garrison, NY

The old Zen teachers thought awakening is the moment that changes everything—The Buddha looked up and saw the morning star and a gate opened in his heart. The spiritual path is full of stories of the journey to awakening, of dark nights and great discoveries. The Zen idea was that even hearing such stories makes gates open for you. The stories are called koans.

Summer Long Retreat – Sesshin 2020

June 15-21, 2020
Santa Sabina Center
San Rafael, CA

There will be meditation in the quiet of the day, good companions, walks in the hills and redwoods, talks by teachers, individual conversations with teachers, time to breathe, write, consider, stop considering, and have our lives stretch out, pretty much perfect as they are.

The Woman Who Led Two Lives: An Open Mind Retreat

March 19-22, 2020
Bolinas, CA

This residential retreat with John Tarrant is held in a beautiful place on the ocean. It has a simple feel, and wonderful food prepared by the Commonweal caterers. There will be sitting together, koans, teachings, poetry, and conversation.

About our Retreats

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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