The Great Way Is Not Difficult

Zhaozhou taught, “’The great way isn’t difficult if you don’t pick and choose.’ As soon as I speak,
you’ll think, ‘That’s picking and choosing,’ or ‘That’s clear.’ But I don’t identify with clarity. Can you live like that?”
A student asked, “If you don’t identify with clarity, what do you live by?”
“I don’t know.”

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Sunday Zen with Guest Host Jesse Cardin: August 21st

Weekly Meditation & Talks: Monday – Thursday, join us

Alternating Tuesdays: PZI Talk LIVE! with Gaffney & Hitchcock return in September

Upcoming Retreats: Open Mind w John Tarrant & Tess Beasley

Open Temple: August 1st – September 30th

Next Sesshin: Door After Door Opening Inside w John Tarrant & Friends, October 4-9



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1-Day Summer Retreat: When the Heart Is at Rest, The Body Is No Longer Anxious – with John Tarrant & Tess Beasley

July 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

$150 – $200


A 1-Day Summer Retreat with John Tarrant & Tess Beasley
in the PZI Online Temple

Saturday, July 16th, 2022
9 am – 4 pm PDT

Disturbances are many, demons are strong, yet the gates to peace are open. We might have imagined and hoped for different conditions, but the life we have is infinitely more beautiful than the one we might have hoped for.  

The Non-Attaining Buddha

A student asked an ancient teacher,
“The Buddha of Supremely Pervading, Surpassing Wisdom meditated on the Bodhi Seat for ten eons, but the Dharma of the Buddha did not show itself and he could not become a Buddha. Why was this?”
The teacher said, “Your question is precisely the point.”
The monk said, “But he meditated on the Bodhi Seat; why couldn’t he become a Buddha?”
“Because he is a non-attaining Buddha.”

The Verse

Better than knowing the body is knowing the heart at peace;
when the heart is at rest, the body is no longer anxious.
When body and mind are fully realized,
The saintly hermit declines to become a Lord.

Join us for our Summer 1-Day.

John Tarrant & Tess Beasley will be your guides, along with PZI teachers and special guests.

All are welcome. 

Retreat Fee: $150 Members / $200 Non-Members 

PZI Members: If you want to attend and are in need, please don’t hesitate to request financial aid through a PZI Member Scholarship for a reduced fee that you can comfortably pay. Not a Member? Become one.

Questions? Contact our registrar, Corey Hitchcock



July 16
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$150 – $200
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