PZI Events Calendar
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Weekly Meditation & Talks: Sunday – Thursday, join us!
Summer Retreat w. John Tarrant & Friends: Entering the Blue Cliff Record – Registration Is Open
PZI Talk LIVE! w. Gaffney & Hitchcock: A Community Conversation on Tuesdays
Returning to the Source: with Jon Joseph
May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree – $10
Returning to the origin, coming back to the source, there is nothing to be done.
Perhaps it would have been better to have fallen down blind and deaf.
From inside the hermitage, he can’t see things on the outside.
The waters themselves are vast, the flowers themselves are crimson.
—Kuon Shihyuan, Ninth Verse, The Ten Ox-herding Pictures, 12th century poet
(Translated from Harada Sogaku, Lectures on the Ten Ox-herding Pictures, 1957)
In this ninth picture we have “rise and decline”—the birth and death of all things in the universe—all things in our lives are born, grow, and pass away. Everything is in movement and flux, being re-created moment by moment. And yet it is possible to witness this creation and destruction with a sense of ease and compassion, sometimes with great joy and sometimes with sadness. “Coming and going we are never astray,” writes Hakuin. It is the ease of “doing not a thing,” of “nothing to be done.”
Join us for a koan, meditation, dharma talk, & conversation. All are welcome. Register to participate.
— Jon Joseph