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FALL REFUGE: A 10-Week Course with Allison Atwill, Tess Beasley & Jesse Cardin

September 12, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm



Fall Refuge Series
10 Vows, 10 Tuesday Evenings

A 10-Week Course with Allison Atwill, Tess Beasley & Jesse Cardin

September 12th–November 28th, 2023
Tuesday Evenings at 5:30 pm Pacific Time

Beginning in September, an intimate group* will gather weekly to take up the Ten Grave Buddhist Precepts as enduring koans of everyday life.

Led by Allison Atwill, Tess Beasley, and Jesse Cardin, each week, participants will listen to a dharma talk from our 2021 Refuge Series, and then we’ll gather to reflect, ask questions, share experiences in teacher-led small group discussions, and explore in depth our shared discovery of each precept or vow.

Taking up precepts in this way is taking up a willingness to be surprised—by our own embedded beliefs, by our often unrecognized capacities to help and to harm, and by the very nature of awakening and life itself.

The Bodhisattva Vows are not rules to follow, nor are they concerned with morality as a set of standards that aim to define or control a particular culture or part of life. Instead, they reveal with exquisite precision where and how we identify with and defend a fixed view—dividing the Great Body of Reality into what does and does not belong—and how we separate from our own boundless original heart-mind, the very heart-mind of the universe itself.

—Allison, Tess, & Jesse


* This course will be limited to twenty-five participants.
* Priority will be given to those who have not yet taken this series.
* To support an intimate vessel for this journey, this will be a closed series, meaning committed participation from the same group each week.

TIME: Tuesdays, 5:30–6:45 pm Pacific Time
DATES: September 12, 19 & 26; October 10, 17 & 31; November 7, 14, 21 & 28
COST: $350

Scholarships available for PZI Members.
Please contact [email protected] for details.



September 12, 2023
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
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