Attention Is The Most Basic Form of Love: Zen’s Creative Stories, with John Tarrant

May 25-28
Garrison Institute
Garrison, NY

In this workshop, we will dive into the great questions of who we are and why we are here. You will learn meditations that will follow you around like a good dog or a friend. These meditations will always be there when you need them.

Mayumi Oda – She Made the Magic

Who Is Hearing? – A Day with John Tarrant in Santa Fe

April 21, 2018
Cerro Gordo Temple
Santa Fe, NM

A Zen koan goes, “Who is hearing the sounds of the world?” We are in a time of flowers, mayhem, young people speaking up and calling B.S. There is shame, excitement, wild fire in the public world and alchemical fire inside us. The necessary and important thing to do in such a time is deep practice.

Unbreaking the World, with Jesse Cardin, Sensei

May 5, 2018
First Unitarian Universalist
San Antonio, TX

In case you haven’t noticed, the world is full of broken things—failed relationships, missed opportunities, moral shortcomings.  And yet in the midst of all this we somehow manage to arrive into the next moment, effortlessly.  Perhaps freedom lies not in ridding life of all its flaws, but rather the possibilities that arise when we include them.

Quan Yin Thangka Style

The Heart of Wisdom: A Summer Long Retreat

June 11-17, 2018
St. Clare's Retreat Center
Soquel, CA

The Heart Sutra is about your own heart and about the nature of the reality that’s right here in front of you and also in you. When we enter its world we find a release from any beliefs about not being good enough to meet the moment we are in. It shows the surprising Zen move in which you throw something away and then you grow happier and the universe gives you more. The mystery is something that you can enter yourself, and in retreat, we all enter it together.

The Not-Knowing Pilgrimage, with Jon Joseph, Roshi

April 21-22, 2018
Heard Museum
Phoenix, AZ

A teacher asked a student one time, “Where are you going?”
The student replied, “On pilgrimage.”
“Why are you on pilgrimage?”
The student said, “I don’t know.”
The teacher replied, “Not knowing is most intimate.”

Shall we go on pilgrimage together? Join us at this commuter retreat.

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.

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