The winter is a time for the world to come to rest, all of us along with all the other mountains. The things of the world affect us, move us, turn us around and around, but there’s also something underneath, deep and rooted, that holds us. We sit together, meditate, and learn from what comes to us out of the stillness. This is how we begin to let what’s creative and full of possibility show itself.
At the end of the year we clean house (the Japanese custom), pay debts, carouse, mourn the beauties and losses of the old year, cleanse ourselves and invoke the spirits of the new time. Practice is what holds us through all the transitions, no matter what appears.
We’d like to welcome the New Year together in the spirit of warmth and excellence. Join us for this special two-day retreat.
There is no text more foundational for Chan Buddhism than the Tao Te Ching. Under its influence, beauty and love were discovered to be intrinsic to awakening, and awakening itself was revealed time and again in trials of leadership, love and daily life. Zen and koans with it became a path we continue to walk with our own practice today.
Learn more about the different styles of retreat offered by PZI. Silence, companionship, creativity, ordinary mind: they’re all here.